|Creator:||Vincent, of Beauvais, d. 1264|
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Script: Written in a small neat gothic script.
Twenty-one illuminated initials, 12- to 3-line, green, blue, pink, grey or red with white filigree against gold ground edged in black. Initials filled with curling acanthus, red, green, grey and unburnished gold against blue ground with white filigree, and ending in foliage serifs, as above. In the margins gold balls with a single hair-line spike. Numerous flourished initials with interior harping alternate blue and red with red and pale yellow penwork. Headings in red. Paragraph marks alternate red and blue. Several marginal drawings, among them grotesques (ff. 53v, 54r) and human heads, a woman holding a flower (f. 39v), a snake impaled on a spear (f. 58v), in a nearly contemporary hand. Guide letters for the decorator in red. Space left unfilled for initial on f. 4r.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Italy. Half bound in brown mottled calf with a gold-tooled spine and cream, blue-green, and red paste-paper sides. Red and olive green paste-paper pastedowns in a chevron pattern. Red edges.
An alphabetically arranged collection of extracts on the virtues and vices and on moral subjects drawn from Vincent of Beauvais.
Manuscript on parchment (greatly trimmed) of An alphabetically arranged collection of extracts on the virtues and vices and on moral subjects drawn from Vincent of Beauvais.
ff. i + 59 + i : parchment ; 148 x 109 (124 x 71) mm.
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