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Postilla super psalterium; Postilla super libros prophetorum

Postilla super psalterium; Postilla super libros prophetorum

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Creator: Nicholas, of Lyra, ca. 1270-1349, creator
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Date: ca. 1430
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Manuscript on parchment written in late gothic bookhand.
Illuminated initials in red, purple, blue, and gold leaf. Elaborate marginal vine-and-floral ornamentation at beginnings of chapters in red, blue, green, brown, and gold leaf. Occasional multi-colored diagrams. Traces of indexing tabs on the first leaf of every book.
Binding: Modern parchment over boards. With embossed floral border in blue ink and a central embossed design of an interlocking lozenge and rectangle in red and black with floral ornamentation in gold and blue. Red leather labels on spine with embossed gold letters reading: Explicationes
Prophetarum and Nicholas de Hira
Illuminated MS
Nicholas of Lyra, Postilla Super Psalterium. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Christie's (NY) Catalog, 8 Dec 1982; Catalogue of the Manuscripts preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge (Cambridge: 1856; reprinted Munich: 1980), vol. 1, nos. 415-419, pp. 327-328 (other mss. in the series); Barbara Shailor, A New Manuscript of Nicolaus de Lyra, Yale University Library Gazette, vol. 58 (Oct 1983), pp. 9-16.
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ff. ii + 272 + ii : parchment ; 495 x 360 (357 x 234) mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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Object ID: 9998921
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