Mariological, ascetical and other texts

Physical Description:
ff. ii + 113 + ii : paper ; 145 x 100 mm.
Manuscript on paper. This incomplete manuscript consists of a series of more or less independent sections. An unusual feature is the writing of text parts in the lower margins as if they were catchwords. Leaves are missing, and many texts are consequently incomplete. Many pages spoilt by the acidity of the ink. Apparently copied by four different hands, mostly very unstable and looking different depending on the period during which they entered the various sections. A (ff. 1r-54v = artt. 1-8 and ff. 107v-108v = art. 14) writes peculiar forms of Humanistica Semitextualis Libraria, which if written rapidly (Currens) tends to become a Cursiva with more pronounced Gothic features, especially in the additional artt. 2, 4 and 14; typical is the unusual abbreviation for in in the shape of dotted i. B (ff. 55r-66v = art. 9) writes Humanistica Semitextualis Libraria, equally under Gothic influence. C (ff. 67r-98v = artt. 10-11) writes a small sloping Gothico-Antiqua Currens. D (ff. 99r-105r = art. 12) writes a Humanistica Cursiva Libraria under Gothic influence; a deviant form D' is seen on ff. 106r-107r = art. 13.
The decoration is uneven and differs from section to section. Artt. 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 have headings in red ink, red heightening of majuscules, red paragraph marks and red plain initials (plain and unusual flourished initials in red in art. 3) of various sizes. Artt. 2, 4 and 5-8 may have yellow heightening of majuscules too. No initials or paragraph marks in art. 8. Artt. 9-11 have red plain initials up to f. 81v; after that blank spaces with guide-letters; headings are missing after f. 67r. Artt. 2, 4, 12, 13, 14 have almost no decoration. Running headlines (author names) in large Southern Gothica Textualis Formata on pages of artt. 1, 3, 5 and 6.
Binding: Nineteenth-century. Damaged half linen, the pasteboard covers covered with red paper impressed with a spiky lozenge pattern in black. Removed and rebound in purple paper. Modern binding not digitized.
Cite as: Mariological, Ascetical and Other Texts. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Modern foliation followed. Wanting ff. 71-72.
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Contemplation in literature
Exempla -- Early works to 1800
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint, 1090 or 91-1153
John, of Wales, 13th cent
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
Manuscripts, Medieval
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
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Call Number:
Beinecke MS 733
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Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
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Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.

Number of Pages: 231
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