Macer Floridus

Creator:
Macer, Floridus
Published/Created:
Germany; Italy,
[between 1150 and 1200; 1450 and 1500]
Physical Description:
ff. 22 : parchment ; 200 or 175 x 125 mm.
Materials:
parchment
Notes:
Script: Part I (ff. 1-10): Copied by one hand writing Praegothica with wide distance between the lines. Part II (ff. 11-22): Copied by one hand in Gothico-Humanistica Libraria.
Part I: Red (?) chapter headings in larger script written at the right of the text. Red paragraph marks. Red heightening of majuscules on ff. 1r and 10 v only. 2-line (exceptionally 1- or 3-line) early flourished initials in red with red flourishing (red filling on f. 10r). 5-line red, blue and white initial with strapwork decoration on f. 1r. Part II: Chapter headings in red, centered. Red 2-line plain initials (Capitalis).
Part II adapted to the size of part I by pasting strips of parchment to the bottom of the bifolios. The five outer bifolios (ff. 11-15 and 18-22) are palimpsest: leaves from a manuscript in two columns, the text transversal to the textus rescriptus; the inner bifolium (ff. 16-17) is of bad quality; the upper corners of ff. 11 and 22 are missing with loss of text and have been repaired with blank parchment.
Binding: Twentieth century. Wooden boards and brown calf spine. Endleaves are fragments of a Missal (Italy, 15th century).
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment, composed in two parts of different age and origin, of 1) Macer Floridus (Odo of Meung, c. 1070), De viribus herbarum. 2) Fragments of a Missal: (a) Third Sunday of Lent. (b) Saturday after the first Sunday of Lent. (c) Second Sunday of Lent.
Topics:
Herbs
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Science, Medieval
Topics:
Macer,--Floridus
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Decorated initials
Manuscript waste (Binding)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Germany--12th century.--local
Rubrics
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 823
Orbis Record:
9874166
Orbis Barcode:
39002104686721
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
10975847
Citation:
Macer Floridus. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
10965985
PID:
digcoll:3929355

Number of Pages: 56
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