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Illuminated manuscripts

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Found in 187 Collections and/or Records:

MS 200: Scholia by pseudo-Acro, 15th century

Identifier: MS 200
Contents MS 200 contains a set of commentaries on works by the first-century BC Roman poet, Horace. This set of commentaries is known as the Scholia and it is attributed to pseudo-Acro. Acro, or Helenius Acron was a third-century AD Roman commentator who wrote on the works of Terence and Horace. The commentary ("Scholia") found in MS 200 was not attributed to Acro before the fifteenth century, so his authorship is...
Dates: 15th century

MS 201: Partial copy of Expositiones vocabulorum biblie, also known as Summa Britonis, by William Brito, between 1267 and 1399

Identifier: MS 201
Contents MS 201 is a partial copy of Expositiones vocabulorum biblie, also known as Summa Britonis, by William Brito. On f. 1r, the manuscript begins with A. littera secundum Ysidorum in omnibus hujus est prior. The text is incomplete, and ends (on f. 128v) with Virago dicitur quod a viro acta et est sumptum non a viri nomine. ...
Dates: between 1267 and 1399

MS 202: The Regiment of Princes, by Thomas Hoccleve, 15th century

Identifier: MS 202
Contents Thomas Hoccleve was a English poet and goverment clerk in the Office of the Privy Seal in the first quarter of the 15th century. Hoccleve was author of several other works, but that contained in MS 202 is his 'Regiment of Princes', dedicated to Prince Henry, the future king Henry V. Given that the poem is dedicated to Henry V as 'Prince', and from some internal evidence in the poem, it is possible to date the composition of Hoccleve's original 'Regiment of Princes' to c. 1410-1413. MS 202 is...
Dates: 15th century

MS 204: Liber Facetiarum by Poggio Bracciolini, 15th century

Identifier: MS 204
Contents This 15th-century Italian manuscript contains Poggio Bracciolini’s Liber Facetiarum or Facetiae. Poggio Bracciolini of Florence was a scholar and early humanist who was born in 1380 and died in 1459. His Liber Facetiarum is a collection of humorous or indecent tales.In this manuscript, this text is titled Poggii Florentini ac apostolici secretarii oratoris clarissimi...
Dates: 15th century

MS 205: Makculloch Manuscript (composite manuscript containing two texts), 1477-early 16th century

Identifier: MS 205
Contents This manuscript proper was written in 1477 in Leuven by Magnus Makculloch. It contains his notes in Latin on lectures about philosophy and logic by Petrus de Mera, Andrea de Alchmaria, and Theodricus Meyssach, including extracts from Porphyry and Aristotle (ff. 1r-58v), and commentaries on those texts by the aforementioned lecturers (ff.59r-200r).On the fly-leaves and blank pages, a later hand has added a variety of texts in Scots, including poems by Henryson and Dunbar, as well as...
Dates: 1477-early 16th century

MS 219: Quatuor Evangelia, Late 11th-early 12th

Identifier: MS 219
Contents Contains the text of the Gospels until John 21:19, preceded by a 'Table of Lessons'.Table of lessons: f. 5r-12v. Beginning: "ἐκ λόγου τῶν Δ εὑαγγελιστῶν διά".Prayers: f. 12v. Beginning: "εἰς σχῆμα μοναχ(ικὁν) εὑαγγέ(λια) τρία".Titles: f. 13r. Beginning: "τοῦ κατὰ ἰω(άννην) εὑαγγε(λίου) τὰ κεφάλαια..."; end: "τὁ τοιοῦτο ἐξεδόθη μετὰ χρόν(ους)".Titles: f....
Dates: Late 11th-early 12th

MS 220: Quatuor Evangelia Graece (a Tetraevangelion), early 13th century

Identifier: MS 220
Contents Contains the text of the Gospels, but it is incomplete at the beginning.Matthew’s Gospel (+ epilogue; missing I.1-VII.6 & XXVII.8-XXVIII.7): τὸ κατὰ Ματθαῖον ἅγιον εὐαγγέλιον: f. 1-73 & 312-319 (originally in order; quire δ' misplaced). Beginning: “...τοὺς μαργαρίτας ὑμῶν…” (VII.6) to “…εἶπεν ἕτι ζῶν·” (XXVII.63). End: “…αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε· ἰδού…” (XXVIII.7) to “…τοῦ αἰῶνος· ἀμήν.” (XXVIII.20/end). Unknown edition.Mark’s Gospel (+ chapters &...
Dates: early 13th century

MS 222: Gospel Lectionary, 12th century

Identifier: MS 222
Contents A lectionary is a liturgical book which contains the readings (or lessons) for worship on any given day of the liturgical calendar. The text contained in this manuscript begins with the lesson for Easter Sunday. It also includes ekphonetic symbols, that is musical notations. The musical recitation of the Gospel is still used in the Greek Church, though it rests wholly on tradition, since the meaning of the ekphonetic signs is sometimes obscure. The probably...
Dates: 12th century

MS 227: Erotemata by Manuel Chrysolaras, 16th century

Identifier: MS 227
Contents The Erotemata ('Questions') was the first Greek grammar in use in Western Europe and it became widely popular among humanists after its publication in 1484. Manuel Chrysolaras (1355-1415), born in Constantinople, moved to Italy after having being invited by the humanist Coluccio Salutati to teach Greek in Florence.

Illumination Initials and headings are in red, one is illuminated.
Dates: 16th century

Or Ms 1: أنوار التنزیل وأسرار التأویل Anwār al-tanzīl wa-asrār al-ta'wīl, undated

Identifier: Or Ms 1
Scope and Contents A well-known commentary on the Qur'ān. The name of the author does not appear, but the commentary is known to have been compiled by Nāṣir al-Dīn 'Abd-allāh b. 'Umar al-Bayḍawī, who died, accordīng to the notice of his life in Kitāb al-Aqālīm, at Tabriz 716 A.H. (1316 C.E.). Hamd-allāh Mustawfī, a contemporary, says he died in 710 A.H. (1310 C.E.). The text of the Qur'ān is written in red ink.
Dates: undated