By Patrick Zutshi

Cambridge collage Library's number of illuminated manuscripts is of foreign importance. It originates within the medieval college and stands along the holdings of the schools and the Fitzwilliam Museum. The college Library includes significant ecu examples of medieval illumination from the 9th to the 16th centuries, with said masterpieces of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance booklet paintings, in addition to illuminated literary texts, together with the 1st whole Chaucer manuscript. This catalog presents students and researchers easy accessibility to the collage Library's illuminated manuscripts, comparing the significance of lots of them for the first actual time. It includes descriptions of recognized manuscripts, for instance the lifetime of Edward the Confessor attributed to Matthew Paris, in addition to countless numbers of lesser-known goods. superbly illustrated all through, the catalog includes descriptions of person manuscripts with up to date checks in their type, origins and value, including bibliographical references.

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Three, f. eight Contents Biblia (6–352v); Canon missae (252v–254); Interpretationes hebraicorum nominum (355–373); Missale (373v–404). Script Gothic bookhand (textualis). ornament decorative and minor initials preliminary I with foliage scrolls and hybrid creatures in blue, purple and brown, extending down entire size of web page (Gen. , 8); fiftysix extant blue, pink or rose initials (3–41 strains) in comparable variety and color scheme, many containing birds (some incomplete), to so much of biblical books (22, 33v, forty-one, 52v, 63v, 70v, seventy eight, eighty, 90v, ninety nine, 108, 116v, 124v, a hundred thirty five, 137v, 141v, 144v, 148, 152, 173, 177, 183v, 185v, 187, 191v, 203, 216, 233, 261, 262v–264v, 267, 267v, 276v, 297v, 307v, 314v, 318, 330v–331v, 334v, 345, 346, 346v, 347v, 348) and to Pss. 1, 26, 38, fifty one, fifty two, sixty eight, eighty, ninety seven, 109 (159, 161v,163, one hundred sixty five, 166v, 169); alternating crimson and blue 2-line flourished and 1-line simple initials; alternating crimson and blue initials (2–11 traces) with occasional flourishing in Missal; In principio in white capitals on blue and crimson floor (8). Parchment, 263 + i fols. (end flyleaf previously a pastedown), 350 x 244 mm (121 x a hundred thirty five mm), 2 cols. , fifty three strains (gloss), governed in plummet, lower than most sensible line, working headers and bankruptcy numbers in alternating purple and blue letters, rubrics, catchwords (partially trimmed), 2o fol. amici. Script Gothic bookhand (textualis). ornament Historiated initials On burnished gold and/or blue and crimson flooring: task on dung heap hearing his spouse (11 traces, Iob, 2v); guy earlier than king, cabinet with gold vessels, additionally sheep and livestock (10 strains, Eccles. (cf. 2:7–8), 142v); sponsus and sponsa embracing (9 strains, Cant. , 159v); king protecting sword and educating staff of fellows (10 strains, Sap. , 178v); king with scroll inscribed Omnis sapiencia a, kneeling and pointing to Christ above blessing and retaining open publication with A and W in lined left hand (11 traces, Ecclesiast. , 203v). decorative and minor initials blue and rose initials (10 strains) on blue/purple and burnished gold floor, choked with foliage scrolls in blue, rose, orange and eco-friendly on burnished gold floor, and adorned with human heads, head-masks and grotesques at finials (Prologue, 1; Parab. , bri ti sh i sl e s 117 forty two, Durham Cathedral Library MS A. II. 10 (Morgan, Early Gothic Manuscripts, II, nos. one hundred forty, 143, 147). (II) on 2v, 159v regarding manuscripts of ‘Sarum grasp’ or his workshop, together with London, Royal collage of Physicians MS 409, Manchester, John Rylands Library MS lat. 24, Oxford, All Souls university MS 6 (Morgan, Early Gothic Manuscripts, II, nos. 99–101). CMLUC, III, p. 371; Ker, ‘Norwich Cathedral Priory’, p. 19 no. 60; MLGB, p. 136; Morgan, Early Gothic Manuscripts, II, nos. a hundred twenty five, 133. a hundred twenty five. Mm. three. 2 Biblia England s. xiii 3/4 124. Ii. 2. 2, f. 1 97); particoloured pink and blue 1/2-page preliminary with blue and purple penwork flourishing (Ecclesiast. , prologue, 203); alternating blue and purple initials with pink or blue penwork flourishing in biblical textual content. Border ornament tricky purple and blue prospers in various designs extending from penwork initials and paragraph indicators into decrease margins.

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