Most passages of text in the first part begin with large decorative initials, primarily white floral designs on black grounds. Initial (green and red added) with full penwork border of swirling leaves on f. 1r; initial in colors and containing arms on f. 4r. Some leaves stained, rubbed and difficult to read. Binding: Twentieth century. Rebound in 1984 in the Yale University Conservation Studio. Non-adhesive paper binding.
Manuscript on parchment of Gregorius Bock, Scribal Pattern Book. This model book for scribes is composed of two parts. The first illustrates alphabets in various scripts; the alphabet is often preceded by a text written in that style. The second part of the codex is composed of decorative initials arranged alphabetically.
Copybooks Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Scribes
German Greek, Modern (1453-) Latin
Hand coloring Illustrations Inhabited initials Manuscripts
Archives or Manuscripts
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
Beinecke MS 439
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 439. Gregorius Bock, Scribal Pattern Book. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 57
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