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Life of Our Lady; The Privity of the Passion

Life of Our Lady; The Privity of the Passion

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Creator: Lydgate, John, 1370?-1451?, creator
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Date: ca. 1450
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Description:
Manuscript on parchment of 1) John Lydgate (ca. 1370-ca. 1451), Life of Our Lady. The beginning is missing (Book I, verses 1-70 ). 2) The Privity of the Passion, an anonymous English translation, here attributed to Walter Hilton (d. 1396), of part of Ps.-Bonaventura, Meditationes vitae Christi. Low quality parchment, with holes and irregular edges. The upper outer corner of f. 79 is torn away with loss of text. A full quire is missing after f. 79 (quire X bis), and a leaf after f. 87. Probably copied by one scribe, writing Gothica Cursiva Libraria (Secretary). The headings in art. 2 are in a larger form of the same script, more close to Anglicana.
Blanks not digitized.
In art. 2 the scribe left space for 2-line initials (a 3-line initial at the opening) and generally wrote guide-letters, but initials were never added and all other forms of decoration are missing.
Binding: Twentieth-century. Glossy brown leather over pasteboard, both covers framed with blind-tooled fillets; spine with four raised bands; in the second compartment the gold-tooled inscription LYDGATE - LIFE OF OUR LADY; at the bottom: C. 1450. Sprinkled edges.
Physical Description:
ff. iv + 91 + ii : parchment ; 205 x 145 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: 9998987
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