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Explicit of main text

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Gospels of Matthew and Mark, glossed

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1445 (Approximate)
Place: France
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 2
Religious books
Ownership: Given 16 April 1486 by Pyatardi (?), cantor and canon of cathedral of St. Maurice, Vienne, to Father Johannes Burgensis, of the convent "Dominae Nostrae prope Chisas Gardiano." Bought at William R. Williams sale, 1896.
Content: Scribal mark at lower left of charter?
Content: 22-44 lines in up to 3 columns, ruled in pencil, prickings and occasional catchword visible.
Content: 3-line brown initial.
Content: 34 long lines, ruled in pencil.
Content: Charter 34 long lines
Content: Charter has 1 scribe.
Content: Charter on parchment
Content: De Ricci, 1315-1316. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Library dossier.
Content: Flyleaf (f. v): Contains unidentified text on recto, and note of gift by Pyatardi on verso.
Content: Glossed Gospels on parchment
Content: In-house sources do not indicate date or place of this Charter; the item is dated at the top, but the date is illegible.
Content: Large red and blue initials, some puzzle design, with penwork extending into border. Alternating blue and red smaller initials. Red and blue placemarkers. Name of book and chapter number in red and blue.
Content: Legendarium sanctorum 31 lines in two columns, ruled in pen, prickings visible.
Content: Legendarium sanctorum on paper
Content: Legendarium sanctorum rubrics, 1-line and 2-line red initials.
Content: Note on the Legendarium sanctorum ms proposes date of s. XV.
Content: Parchment
Content: 1 hand; different noting hands on f. v
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e84a9310-c5ca-012f-e917-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1445: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit of main text" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1445.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit of main text" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 14, 2021.

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1445). Explicit of main text Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Explicit of main text