Saints' lives

Published/Created:
Italy
1465
Physical Description:
ff. i + ii + 187 : paper ; 332 x 236 (242 x 162) mm.
Notes:
Watermarks: similar in design to Briquet Ciseaux 3708 dated Genoa, 1465.
Script: Written by several scribes in unruly mercantesca script, above top line. Script becomes smaller and tighter toward end of codex.
Crudely executed title page, f. 1r, consisting of floral and foliage motifs in upper margin, scroll around column in inner margin, and, in outer margin, scroll around column terminating in elongated arm with text on the scroll (much rubbed and stained). In lower margin a coat of arms (damaged; probably: or, two columns gules); the letters B and C on either side in the bases of columns in inner and outer margins. The decoration of title page in bright red and green. Plain initials (some with simple foliage designs), headings, paragraph marks, pointing hands, and hands holding crosses or symbols of passions of martyrs (e. g., gridiron for Laurence), all in bright red, green, and/or black.
Folio 1 damaged; no loss of text.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Italy. Rigid vellum case with two red labels on spine: "Trattati di storia sacra" and "Manuscritto 1360".
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper (thick, coarse) of Lives of the Saints, preceded by accounts of events in the Bible from both the Old and New Testaments. Folios 51 and 61 interchanged in rebinding.
Topics:
Christian hagiography
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Italian literature--15th century
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Language:
Italian
Genre:
Hand coloring
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Marginalia
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 56
Orbis Record:
9807149
Orbis Barcode:
39002104683868
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11423377
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 56.
Saints' Lives. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2065207
PID:
digcoll:3592117

Number of Pages: 390
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