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Mariological, mystical and ascetical treatises

Mariological, mystical and ascetical treatises

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Date: 1510
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Manuscript on paper in five parts, each with its own very partial foliation (ca. 1800); they seem to have had the same history. The handwriting, by various scribes sometimes difficult to discern, is generally very uneven. The paper at places damaged by the acidity of the ink. Part I (ff. 1-84, art. 1): Copied by four Gothic hands: A (ff. 1r-29v): Hybrida Formata; B (ff. 30r-39va): Semihybrida Currens; C (ff. 39vb-56r): Hybrida Libraria; D (ff. 56v-77r): small Hybrida Libraria. Part II (ff. 85-215, art. 2): Copied by various scribes, writing Hybrida Formata, Hybrida Libraria, Cursiva Libraria (ff. 153v-157v) and Semihybrida Currens (f. 210r-v, 212v). The headings are in diverse types of script, often slovenly written. Part III (ff. 216-273, art. 3): Copied by three hands. A (ff. 216r-230v): large, bold Hybrida Formata; B (ff. 231r-272ra): Hybrida Libraria; C = friar Rudolphus Deyrdynck (f. 272rb-v): Hybrida Libraria. Part IV (ff. 274-343, artt. 4-19): Copied by one hand writing Hybrida or Semihybrida Libraria/Currens. Part V (ff. 344-388, art. 20): Copied by three hands. A (ff. 344r-352ra, 14): bold Hybrida Formata/Libraria; B (ff. 352ra, 14-354va): bold Semihybrida Libraria; C (ff. 354vb-388r): linear Hybrida Libraria/Currens sloping to the left.
Note in the lower margin of f. 1r suggests that the manuscript was produced in the Benedictine abbey of Huysburg, north of Halberstadt. The scribe Rudolf Deyerdynck may have been a member of this community. Gift of the Library Associates of Yale University Library.
In Latin.
Part I: Headings in red. The majuscules are stroked in red. Plain initials of various sizes in red, generally with the simplest form of penwork; they are all executed by the same hand.
Part II: Plain initials in red of various styles and sizes, often with some flourishing; they are missing on ff. 206r-207v.
Part III: Headings in red. The majuscules are stroked in red. 2-3 line plain initials in red.
Part IV: Headings in red. Red stroking of majuscules and red paragraph-marks. Plain initials in red of mediocre execution; on ff. 279r-284r cadels with fancy forms; a face in the initial on f. 312r; some initials (ff. 324r-341v) apparently by the same hand as those in Part I.
Part V: Headings in red. Stroking of initials in red. 2-3-line plain initials in red at the opening of the chapters. A human face in the initials on ff. 351r, 352r, 375v. The names of the authorities quoted are in red.
Binding: Original blind-tooled brown leather over unbevelled oak boards, bound on four double cords. The two covers are decorated by means of triple fillets with different patterns: on the front cover a double rectangular frame divided into small lozenges decorated with lozenge-shaped hand-tools: griffon, unicorn (?), undetermined, ad two small flowerets; on the rear cover a double rectangular frame divided into six triangles decorated with only a few lozzenge-shaped hand-tools. Both covers protected by four engraved brass corner-pieces (three lost). Remnants of two clasps attached to the rear cover. Spine reinforcement consisting of four fragments from a missal (see below). Spine (damaged) with four raised bands and plaited headbands. Brown leather spine label with gold-tooled title and shelf-mark: VEN. BEDAE / SCINTILLA ETC. / I. XXII. B. V. (now detached). Five red leather tabs or traces of tabs, one at the beginning of each part. Front paste-down of blank parchment.
Consecutive rear fly-leaf and paste-down cut from the same missal as the binding reinforcements, Germany, 14th century. Final part of the Ordinary of the Mass, containing corrections and changes. The Pater noster has neumatic notation on 4-line staves in black, red and yellow. Parchment. Copied by one hand in Gothica Textualis Formata, the corrections in smaller Textualis Libraria (ca. 1400). Red stroking of majuscules, red rubrics and plain initials.
Cite as: Mariological, Mystical and Ascetical Treatises. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Libra
f. 142 loose. Originally tipped in and tab bound.
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ff. i + 390 + ii : paper ; 300 x 215 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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