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Illuminated manuscripts

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Found in 96 Collections and/or Records:

MS 119: Composite manuscript containing thirteen texts, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 119
Contents This manuscript is a composite manuscript containing thirteen texts. It was probably made in Italy in the 15th century. Most of the first half of the manuscript is a collection of translations of ancient works by Leonardo Aretino (commonly known as Leonardo Bruni), an Italian humanist and historian in the early Renaissance who was writing mainly in the late 14th and early 15th century. The second half of the manuscript also contains texts or translations by Italian humanists and leaned men,...

MS 12: Four Gospels [Bible. Gospels], 11th century

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Identifier: MS 12
Contents The manuscript contains the text of the four Gospels according to the Vulgate.Prologues: start on f. 1v. They consists of three prologues: the first is the letter Saint Jerome wrote to Pope Damasus and which acts as prologue to all four Gospels, starting with the words Novum opus facere me cogis (ff. 1v-4r); the second prologue, taken from Saint Jerome's 'Commentary to the Gospel of Saint Matthew', begins with the words ...

MS 120: Composite manuscript containing three texts, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 120
Contents This manuscript is a composite manuscript containing three main texts and some miscellaneous notes. It was made in Italy in the 15th century, probably at or for the Aragonese Library in Naples. It is a collection of texts about Greek and Roman history and learning.The contents are as follows:Flyleaves: Some notes, poems, etcetera, in Latin and Greek (italic hand) on two vellum fly-leavesff. 1v-2r: Two miniatures (see “Illumination”)f. 2v: Note that seems to be a list of...

MS 121: Composite manuscript containing seventeen texts, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 121
Contents Contains seventeen texts bound together, written in different hands. The margins are badly cropped, and some leaves are missing.ff. 1r-2: Commentary to 'Mercher ad Fledium. Liber de lapide qui vocatur Rebis'.ff. 2-68v: 'Experimenta' ('Experiments').ff. 68v-72v: Alchemic recipes.ff. 73r-99: 'Lumen luminum minus et perfecti magisteri' by Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā Rāzī (known in the West as 'Rhazes' and 'Rasis', version by Wynandus de Ruffo Clipeo).ff. 94v-95r:...

MS 123: Composite manuscript containing four texts, 12th-13th century

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Identifier: MS 123
Contents This major text contained in this manuscript is Isidore of Seville’s Etymologiae, one of the most important texts of the Middle Ages, which was probably originally written around the start of the 7th century. It is accompanied by other related works in this manuscript, which dates from the 12th or 13th century and was probably made in Lucelle, France. The contents are as follows:ff. 1r-144v: Etymologiae by Isidore of...

MS 124: Composite manuscript containing three texts, 1459

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Identifier: MS 124
Contents This manuscript was created in 1459 by a German scribe, Marquard Rode, in Paris. It contains versions of philosophical texts complied by Antonius Andreas and based on the work of Duns Scotus. Antonius Andreas, or Antonio Andrés, was born around 1280 and died around 1320; he was a Spanish Franciscan theologian, and a pupil of Duns Scotus. Duns Scotus, or John Duns, was an important philosopher-theologian, originally from Scotland. The last section seems to be a later addition.The contents...

MS 129: Astronomical treatise known as Theorica Planetarum by an unknown author, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 129
Contents This 15th century manuscript is a copy of an astronomical text known as the Theorica Planetarum, which was incredibly popular in the medieval period, and survives in over 200 manuscript copies. There has been much debate on the authorship of this text, and it has been attributed to Robert Grosseteste, and also Gerard of Cremona. However, it seems most likely that this text, of which MS 128 is a copy, is the work of an anonymous teacher of astronomy from about...

MS 130: Astronomical collection, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 130
Scope and Contents Collection of astronomical texts in German.Kalendar: starts on f. 1v. It contains lunary and planetary tables combined. Saint particulalrly linked with Germany appear in the Kalendar: 6 January – The Three Kings (Cologne); 7 January – Saint Valentine Bishop (Passau and Apostle of Rhoetia); 15 June – Saint Vitus Martyr; 13 October –: Saint Kolman Martyr.Küngsperger: starts on f. 13v. A series of tables, one for each of the twelve months....

MS 133: Decas Loyca by Leonino of Padua, late 14th century

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Identifier: MS 133
Contents MS 133 is intriguing, as it seems to be the unique surviving manuscript of Leonini of Padua's Decas Loyca, although it is still only a part of the full text. Augustinian friar Leonino of Padua is first mentioned in 1332, holding a post at an annual meeting of the Augustinian Order in Venice. By 1360 he had become a Doctor of Theology as was teaching in Padua. His Decas Loyca was written probably in the late 1350s, in which he...

MS 134: Composite manuscript including two texts, 14th century

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Identifier: MS 134
Contents Contains two texts, both in the same hand. The Tractatus de logica by Al-Ghāzāli is found on ff. 1-34. A book by 'Isaac de Diffinitionibus' is included on ff. 34v-36. The texts are described separately, under MS 134/ff. 1-34; and MS 134/ff. 34v-36. Writing Well written, small Italian Gothic hand. Illumination Blue and red filigree initials on burnished gold grounds with some...