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Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle. Smaller initials, placemarkers.

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Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle. Smaller initials, placemarkers.
Collection

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Bible, New Testament with calendar and notes

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1200 - 1250
Place: Italy
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 133
Topics
Eagles
Genres
Religious books
Manuscripts
Notes
Ownership: William Bragge sale (1876) to Ellis for Sir Thomas Brooke. Rev. Ingham Brooke sale (1913) to Maggs. Obtained in 1926 by Wilberforce Eames for his library (Brooklyn, NY) from W. M. Voynich. Bequeathed by Mr. Eames, 1940.
Content: De Ricci, 2313-14. De Ricci, Supplement, 329. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Notes in manuscript.
Content: 25 lines in two columns, ruled in very light pencil, prickings visible.
Content: Parchment
Content: Initials with human and animal figures.
Content: Elaborate opening initials and border designs in green, blue, red, gold, purple etc. 1-line alternating red and blue initials with flourishes extending up and down the margin. Rubrics, red daubs as placemarkers, and names of books in red.
Content: De Ricci places this in Italy; Dr. Guest seems less confident about this placement. In many places the ink of the text is very faded. Notes at end are dated 1239 and 1257. See photos.
Content: 1 scribe, plus others for calendar, notes
Content: Contains four gospels, Acts, Epistle of James, Epistles of Peter, Epistles of John, Epistle of Jude, Apocalypse, and then the Pauline Epistles. Calendar extends from 221v-224. Various notes from 1239 and 1257 on ff. 224v-226.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b6f832b0-c5cc-012f-0d88-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1200: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle. Smaller initials, placemarkers." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1200 - 1250. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e832-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle. Smaller initials, placemarkers." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 27, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e832-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1200 - 1250). Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle. Smaller initials, placemarkers. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e832-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle.  Smaller initials, placemarkers.