Watermarks: Piccard, Ochsenkopf XII.749, XIII.771, and similar to XI.226. Script: Written in a well formed hybrida script by a single scribe. One illuminated intial, f. 1r, 18-line, dark green with stylized foliage in light green with yellow shading against red with gold filigree and gold ground edged dark and light grey. Foliage serifs, blue, green, pink, red, and grey with gold balls and gold accents extending into the upper, inner, and outer margins to form a partial border of attenuated and stylized curling leaves. One flourished initial, 5-line, blue with red penwork, f. 5v. Plain initials alternate red and blue. Headings in red for table and a few chapters; most spaces left unfilled by rubricator. Binding: Fifteenth century, Southern Germany or Austria. Original wound sewing on three tawed skin, slit straps laced through tunnels in the edges to channels on the outside of flush beech boards and pegged twice. The spine is lined with vellum between supports. Covered in brown calf, blind-tooled with a rope-work flower in a central panel which is divided in three, the upper and lower sections divided into triangles; the whole panel within a rope interlace border. Spine: bands outlined with triple fillets. Two fastenings, now wanting, the lower board cut in to accomodate them. Purchased from C. A. Stonehill in 1954 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on paper of Jacobus de Vitriaco, Historia Hierosolymitana Abbreviata, book 1 (the "Historia Orientalis").
Crusades--13th-15th centuries Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Jacques,--de Vitry,--ca. 1170-1240
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Marston MS 74
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 74. Jacobus de Vitriaco, Historia Hierosolymitana. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 324
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