Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Lat 159
This bibliography was compiled by Laura Light, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, William Stoneman and Jean-Luc Deuffic.
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HOLLIS Record (Link) and Digital Images (Link)
This manuscript is included in the Houghton Library website dedicated to Books of Hours, Picturing Prayer.
W.H. Bond and C.U. Faye, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. MS cited p. 237.
A brief description of the manuscript with a note on provenance. HOLLIS
Roger S. Wieck, “French Illuminated manuscripts in the Houghton Library: Recent Discoveries and Attributions,” Harvard Library Bulletin 31.2 (1983), pp. 188–198. MS cited p. 192 with fig. 6 reproducing f. 75.
Very brief mention in a listing of the Library’s holdings of French illumination.
Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Roger S. Wieck, Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts, 1350–1525, in the Houghton Library. Cambridge: Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1983. MS cited pp. 30-31, no. 14 with fig. reproducing f. 79.
A description of the manuscript with notes on miniatures, binding, provenance, and bibliography. Also a discussion of the illuminator, the Maître François. HOLLIS
Lilian M. C. Randall, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. MS cited p. 273.
Briefly cited as a comparison for MS W. 252. HOLLIS
Laura Light, Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Houghton Library, Harvard University. Binghamton: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1995. MS cited p. 224-229, pl. 28 (reproducing f. 29).
An extensive description of the manuscript focusing on its contents and miniatures. HOLLIS
“Houghton Library MSS Online,” in Early Book Society Newsletter, 16.1 (Fall 2010), . A detail from f. 171v is used to illustrate this article.
Jean-Luc Deuffic, personal communication, 11 September 2011. Reports that the name on f. 183 is properly “Ysabel de Bellusseau”, not Bellrisseau as recorded in earlier records. Bellusseau is a family name attested in the Loir-et-Cher region of central France.