Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Lat 48
This bibliography was compiled by Laura Light, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, Nadia Marx and William Stoneman.
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HOLLIS Record (Link)
Seymour de Ricci, “A Handlist of Latin Classical Manuscripts in American Libraries,” Philological Quarterly 1 (1922), 100-108. MS cited p. 108.
A brief description of MS with emphasis on its provenance.
Henry Phillips, “A Description of a Harvard MS. of Valerius Maximus.” Unpublished typescript, Cambridge, May, 1931, now Houghton, b MS Lat 315(21).
Seymour de Ricci, with the assistance of W. J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1935-1940. (Reprint 1961). MS cited v. I, p. 982.
Brief description. HOLLIS
A.N.L. Munby, The Dispersal of the Phillipps Library. Phillipps Studies, no. 5. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1960, MS cited p. 62.
A greater bargain passed through the auction-room on this occasion, [the twelfth Phillipps sale on 27 April 1903, lot no. 1149], the true worth of which was unrecognized by the seller, the auctioneer or the buyer. A fourteenth-century text on vellum of Valerius Maximus was bought by Dobell for the price, reasonable by comparison with similar material, of £2. 15s. 0d. This volume, now in Harvard University Library, was subsequently shown to be Petrarch’s own annotated copy.
Laura Light, Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Houghton Library, Harvard University. Binghamton: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1995. MS cited p. 101-105.
Thorough description of contents and physical properties of MS, with brief mention of production and provenance. HOLLIS