Script: Many different hands writing Humanistica Cursiva or Gothica Cursiva, sometimes in careful, but mostly in rapid execution. A few pen and ink drawings. Composed of numerous detached pieces (numbered and occasionally annotated by an English hand (1890-1900)), in various hands, some original, but mostly copies of documents and manuscript books, and often almost illegible due to the use of acid ink or the cursivity of the script. Many blank pages; many (blank?) leaves got lost after the codex was foliated. Wanting ff. 68-83, 238-239, 333, 347-364. Binding: Eighteenth century (?). Quarter parchment over pasteboard, the covers in marbled paper. Flat spine gold-tooled, with red leather label carrying gold-tooled inscription "MANUSCRIT. / 16. SIÈCLE". Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS 25554). Purchased on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund.
Manuscript on paper (various sizes and qualities) of a collection of notes and documents mostly related to Italian cities, dioceses and abbeys; Eastern churches and monasticism; and Central Europe; but containing also saints' lives, poetry, letters, archaeological treatises, etc.
Eastern churches Literature, Medieval--Translations Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Monasticism and religious orders
Italy--Description and travel--Early works to 1800
French Greek, Modern (1453-) Italian Latin
Drawings (visual works) Manuscripts
Archives or Manuscripts
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Beinecke MS 720
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Miscellany. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 677
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