Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Gr 3
This bibliography was compiled by Sarah Burke, William Stoneman and Nadia Kavrus-Hoffman.
Please be advised that some links may require Harvard ID and PIN.
E. Everett, “An account of some Greek Manuscripts, procured at Constantinople in 1819 and now belonging to the Library of the University at Cambridge,” Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4 (1820), pp. 409-415. MS cited p. 412, no. 4.
Brief description of contents and provenance. HOLLIS
Emilie Boer, Description of Greek MSS (MS Gr 1-14F, MS Gr 100, MS Riant 53) in the Possession of Harvard University Library. 1928.
Unpublished. Brief description of physical properties and contents (in Latin). HOLLIS
Seymour de Ricci, with the assistance of W. J. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, I. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1935-1940. (Reprint 1961). MS cited p. 971
Brief description. HOLLIS
Harvard University, Illuminated & Calligraphic Manuscripts; An Exhibition Held at the Fogg Art Museum & Houghton Library, February 14-April 1, 1955. Cambridge, Mass.: 1955. MS cited p. 10, no. 7.
Brief description. HOLLIS
Illuminated Greek Manuscripts from American Collections; An Exhibition in Honor of Kurt Weitzmann. Ed. Gary Vikan. Art Museum, Princeton University: Princeton University Press, 1973. MS cited pp. 128-128, no. 32.
Description of bindings, decoration, condition, and provenance. Discussion of illustration and related manuscripts. Fig. 56 reproduces fol. 8v (the Deesis). HOLLIS
Lawrence Nees, “An Illuminated Byzantine Psalter at Harvard University,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 29 (1975), pp. 207-224.
Extensive description of all aspects of MS, including text, physical properties, script and provenance. Includes a complete list of contents and description of the miniatures, which are reproduced in black-and-white. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Iohannis Spatharakis, The Portrait in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts. Byzantina neerlandica, fasc. 6. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1976. HOLLIS
Iohannis Spatharakis, Corpus of Dated Illuminated Greek Manuscripts: To the Year 1453. Byzantina Neerlandica, fasc. 8, pars 1-2. Leiden: Brill, 1981. MS cited volume I, p. 38, no. 119, with volume II reproducing ff. 8v, 9r, 113r, and 215v (figs. 225-228).
Brief description of illuminations. HOLLIS
Robert S. Nelson, The Iconography of Preface and Miniature in the Byzantine Gospel Book. New York: Published by New York University Press for the College Art Association of America, 1981. MS cited p. 23 and p. 47.
Brief discussion of decoration. HOLLIS
Anthony Cutler, The Aristocratic Psalters in Byzantium. Bibliothèque des cahiers archéologiques, 13. Paris: Picard, 1984. MS cited pp. 35-36, no. 21, with figures 110-115 reproducing miniatures and decoration (ff. 8v, 9r, 113r, 215v, 216v, 217r).
Brief description of physical properties and provenance. Extensive description of illuminations, including measurements and colors. HOLLIS
Georges K. Papazoglou, “Le Michel Cantacuzène du codex Mavrocordatianus et le possesseur homonyme du Harvard,” Revue des etudes byzantines 46 (1988): 161-65.
Georges K. Papazoglou, “Cheirographa tou Konstantinopolite archonta tou 16ou aiona ‘Kyrou Michael Kantakouzenou,’” Byzantinische Forschungen 14 (1989): 529-41 at 536, and “un Manuscrit inconnu provenant de la bibliothèque de l’archonte phanariote Nikolaos Karatzas,” Revue des etudes byzantines 49 (1991): 255-61.
Wilma Fitzgerald, Ocelli Nominum: Names and Shelf Marks of Famous/Familiar Manuscripts. Subsidia mediaevalia, 19. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1992. MS cited p. 14 and p. 65.
The “Harvard Psalter” listed with other Greek aristocratic psalters. HOLLIS
Leendert G. Westerink, Michaelis Pselli poemata (Stuttgart, 1991), ix.
Georges K. Papazoglou, “Un Manuscrit de la collection des Cantacuzènes à la Pierpont Morgan Library de New York,” Byzantion 67 (1997): 517-23 at 523.
George Galavaris, Holy Monastery of Iveron: The Illuminated Manuscripts (Mount Athos, 2000), 45.
Georgi Radomirov Parpulov, “Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters.” Ph.D. diss., University of Chicago, December 2004. MS cited pp. 118-124.
Discussion of contents, physical properties, decoration, and related manuscripts. HOLLIS
Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffman, “Catalogue of Greek Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Collections of the United States of America: Part V.1: Harvard University, The Houghton Library,” Manuscripta 54.1 (2010): 64-147. HOLLIS (Link)
MS cited pp. 85-102 and Figs. 3 & 4 (reproducing f. 283 [detail] and f. 217v [detail]).
Complete scholarly description.