Postillae in Testamentum Vetus

Creator:
Nicholas, of Lyra, ca. 1270-1349
Published/Created:
Northern France
[between 1325 and 1350]
Physical Description:
ff. i + 235 : parchment ; 330 x 240 (258 x 176) mm.
Notes:
Written by several scribes in gothic bookhand.
ff. 43-44 loose.
Script: Written by several scribes in gothic bookhand.
19 pen-and-ink drawings with washes in red, green, blue and pale yellow, some inserted into the text column, others up to half-page size dealing with the Tabernacle in the Desert and the Temple of Solomon: the drawings serve to clarify the written text by depicting differences in interpretations between Jewish and Catholic exegesis; contrasting drawings are usually juxtaposed and labelled with the respective source for each.
Many fine flourished initials, red and blue divided, 9- to 3-line, with penwork designs in red, blue and/or purple; somewhat smaller less ambitious initials alternate red and blue with designs in the opposite color. The minor decoration appears inconsistently, with running headlines, rubrics, paragraph marks and underlining of Biblical texts, in various colors or totally absent.
Binding: Modern restoration? Limp vellum case with earlier title (mostly illegible) running lengthwise on spine and later title added at top of spine: "Fr. Nicolai de Lyra ord. min. Commentaria in Libro historico Sacrae Scripturae".
Purchased in 1958 from Emile Rossignol, Paris, by L. C. Witten, who sold it the same year to Thomas E. Marston.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of Nicolaus de Lyra, Postillae on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and I-IV Kings.
Topics:
Bible.--O.T.--Historical Books
Bible.--O.T.--Pentateuch
Bible--Commentaries
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Scholasticism
Topics:
Nicholas,--of Lyra,--ca. 1270-1349
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Floor plans
Illuminated manuscripts
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 215
Orbis Record:
9813623
Orbis Barcode:
39002104684999
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
14896697
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 215.
Nicolaus de Lyra, Postillae in Testamentum Vetus. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2030802
PID:
digcoll:3448125

Number of Pages: 480
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