La lumiere as lais

Creator:
Pierre, de Peckham, d. 1293
Published/Created:
England,
[between 1250 and 1275]
Physical Description:
ff. 60 : parchment ; 215 x 143 (178 x 113) mm.
Notes:
Script: Written in gothic bookhand, below top line.
Plain initials, 3- to 2-line, alternate red and blue for each chapter. Headings in red. Guide letters for decorator.
Many leaves stained, damaged, but with little loss of text, except on bottom of f. 1 and top of f. 36, which are torn with loss of text.
Binding: Thirteenth century, England. Original wound, caught up sewing with heavy thread, on four tawed skin, slit straps laced through tunnels in the edge to channels on the outside of oak boards and wedged. The natural color endbands are sewn on leather cores which are laid in grooves on the outside of the boards and pegged. The spine is back bevelled. Covered in tawed skin, originally white, but now dark brown on the outside. The turn-ins of the upper board are serrated. Two strap-and-pin fastenings, the pins (traces only) on the lower board, the upper one cut in for the fabric-reinforced leather straps. Some sewing supports broken, one board detached, and some covering leather and straps wanting.
Purchased from H. P. Kraus in 1959 by Thomas E. Marston.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of Pierre de Peckham, La lumiere as lais. All of Books I and VI, and part of Books II and V are missing.
Topics:
French literature--To 1500
Laity--Books and reading--England
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Theology--Study and teaching
Topics:
Pierre,--de Peckham,--d. 1293
Language:
French, Old (842-ca.1400)
Genre:
Manuscripts
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 219
Orbis Record:
9814593
Orbis Barcode:
39002104685020
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
16090686
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 219.
Pierre de Peckham, La Lumiere as Lais. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11403270
PID:
digcoll:3973489

Number of Pages: 128
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