Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection
Dates / OriginPlace: Oxford
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 2557Shelf locator: MA 131
NotesOwnership: Folio 1 is inscribed: "e libris Gulielmi Chapple, 1775." Wilberforce Eames acquired it for his library (Brooklyn, NY) in 1926 from W. M. Voynich. Gift of Eames, 1940.Content: De Ricci, 2313. De Ricci, Supplement, 329. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Note in manuscript.Content: Note pasted into flyleaf says that William Chapple was West Country topographer, according to Dictionary of National Biography.Content: Part I, 18-19 long lines, ruled in drypoint (visible in lower left corner).Content: Part I, parchmentContent: 1-line red, blue and green initials.Content: Part II, 1 scribeContent: 60 lines in two columns, ruled in pencil, with occasional prickings visible. Interpretation of Hebrew names in four columns.Content: Part II, parchmentContent: Human and animal figures in opening initial. Occasional animal figures in subsequent initials.Content: Opening initial and some subsequent initials (6-line, 8-line etc) have long extensions into border, in gold, blue, red etc. Alternating 2-line red and blue initials with opposing penwork. Red and blue chapter #s and book names. Rubrics and placemarkers.Content: Sources disagree as to place and date of this manuscript. De Ricci places it in England ca. 1300. Guest places it in England, possibly Oxford, ca. 1230s. Later hands write notes in margin, on last folios.Content: Part I, 1 scribeContent: Span of folios for text includes pages of notes.Content: Splendor of the Word, PBL # 9.1
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533MSS Unit ID: 2557Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aee44060-c5cc-012f-a27c-58d385a7bc34
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