De topicis differentiis

Published/Created:
England,
[between 1250 and 1275]
Physical Description:
ff. 30 : parchment ; 132 x 100 (115 x 78) mm.
Notes:
Script: Written in compact gothic bookhand by a single scribe, below top line.
One historiated initial, f. 1v, blue with white filigree and highlights against a square reddish brown ground with white filigree, showing Boethius as a monk in a blue robe seated on a chair and holding a scroll inscribed with his name, and a disciple, dressed in a red robe and holding a book inscribed with the opening words of the text proper, both figures against a grey ground with white filigree. Three illuminated initials, ff. 7v, 16v, 23r, 6- to 4-line (without ascenders or descenders), blue with white filigree against reddish brown ground with white filigree or reddish brown against blue ground with white filigree. The initials are filled with scrolling vines blue or reddish brown with white highlights, with stylized leaves, ending in dragons' heads against reddish brown or blue grounds. Descender, f. 16v, in form of a dragon, reddish brown against blue ground. Flourished initials, 2-line, and paragraph marks alternate red and blue.
Binding: Date? Limp vellum case with title, in ink, on spine: "Topica boetij".
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of Boethius, De topicis differentiis.
Associated Names:
Boethius, d. 524 [Creator]
Topics:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Latin literature, Medieval and modern
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Decorated initials
Hand coloring
Historiated initials
Manuscripts
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 117
Orbis Record:
9809507
Orbis Barcode:
39002104684320
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11681891
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 117.
Boethius, De Topicis Differentiis. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11403203
PID:
digcoll:3977346

Number of Pages: 68
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