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A catalogue of the pre-1500 western manuscript books at the Newberry Library

Author: Paul Henry Saenger; Newberry Library.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Newberry Library in Chicago possesses one of the most distinguished collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscript books in North America. Based on two major private collections of the late nineteenth century--those of Henry Probasco and Edward E. Ayer--and scrupulously added to in this century, the holdings include late medieval bibles and breviaries, books of hours and books of homilies, and seminal texts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Henry Saenger; Newberry Library.
ISBN: 0226733505 9780226733500
OCLC Number: 18988623
Description: xxvii, 260 pages, [40] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Abbreviations and references --
Catalogue. Examples of selected scripts --
Index of authors, titles, and subjects --
Incipits of Latin prayers and unidentified or difficult-to-identify texts and fragments --
Index of scribes, former owners, and selected codicological characteristics --
Table of dated and datable manuscripts --
Plates of selected dated and datable manuscripts and unidentified coats of arms.
Responsibility: Paul Saenger.
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"The Newberry Library in Chicago possesses one of the most distinguished collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscript books in North America. Based on two major private collections of the late nineteenth century--those of Henry Probasco and Edward E. Ayer--and scrupulously added to in this century, the holdings include late medieval bibles and breviaries, books of hours and books of homilies, and seminal texts on astronomy. Some of the books, such as those from the libraries of Philip the Good and Anne of Brittany, are beautifully illuminated. But the collection also includes an unusual array of "typical" medieval books, chosen not for their beauty but for their paleographical, codicological, and textual interest. Such codices include an eleventh-century Carthusian monk, and numerous books of hours adapted for feminine use. Paul Saenger has painstakingly identified the text, illumination, physical structure, and provenance for each of the more than 200 books in the collection to provide an exemplary guide to literate culture in the late Middle Ages. This catalogue, carefully researched and handsomely illustrated, will be an invaluable resource for historians, art historians, paleographers, bibliographers, and collectors"--Publisher description.

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