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Illuminated manuscripts

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Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:

MS 189: Compilatio librorum historialium ab Adam usque ad Christum by Johannes de Utino, 1358

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Identifier: MS 189
Contents Johannes de Utino, a Franciscan friar from Mortegliano (near Udine) in the first half of the fourteenth century, composed a diagrammatic chronicle of universal history from Adam to Christ, a compilation of Biblical and post-biblical history. MS 189 Johannes's work chronicle in roll form, over 5 metres in length, and arranged around a central genealogical diagrammatical 'tree' running down the centre of the length of the roll. The first half of the roll covers Biblical history, while the second...
Dates: 1358

MS 190: Composite manuscripts including two texts by Sallust, 1462

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Identifier: MS 190
Contents The two texts by Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) contained in MS 190 are De Coniuratione Catilinae and Bellum Jugurthinum. These are the only two texts that survive complete from Sallust, and both are described separately, under MS 190/ff. 1r-42v, and MS 190/ff. 43r-127v. Writing Italian script with plain red capitals. The rubrics and first words of sections are Roman...
Dates: 1462

MS 191: Works by Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), late 15th century

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Identifier: MS 191
Contents MS 191 contains two texts by the fifteenth-century Italian, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II from 1458-1464). The volume is divided into two parts, the first containing letters by Piccolimini, and the second, the text De miseria curialium. These will be described separately, under 'MS 191/ff. 1-97' and 'MS 191/ff. 99-115'. Writing A fine, uniform minuscule, written on fine vellum, with wide margins. The volume...
Dates: late 15th century

MS 195: Composite manuscript containing four texts (Virgil), c 1449

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Identifier: MS 195
Contents Contains four texts, in the same hand.Ff. 1r-18r: The Bucolics by VirgilFf. 19r-63v: The Georgics by VirgilFf. 65r-267r: The Aeneid by VirgilFf. 267v-280r: Aeneidos Liber XIII (or Supplementum), the continuation to Virgil's 'Aeneid'...
Dates: c 1449

MS 199: Satires by Juvenal, late 15th century

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Identifier: MS 199
Contents Juvenal was an early second-century AD Roman poet. Although little else is known about his life, he is credited with having written sixteen satires. When first published, the satires were divided into five books, and in them Juvenal criticised the beliefs and morals of his contemporaries. Juvenal addresses many of the concerns in second-century Rome in his poems, including the tensions between non-Roman social climbers and Roman citizens, the preservation of existing social class, and the...
Dates: late 15th century

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

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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: Latin dictionary, 14th century

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Identifier: MS 201
Contents MS 201 is a medieval Latin dictionary. On f. 1r, the dictionary 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. Writing A fair Gothic hand with elongated letters, some ornamented with elaborate penwork plain blue; and red capitals and elaborate blue...
Dates: 14th century

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

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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

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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

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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