Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Typ 277
This bibliography was compiled by Aden Kumler, Julia Schlozman, Nadia Marx and William Stoneman.
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HOLLIS Record (Link)
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. 275.
Brief description including provenance of “Monastery of St. Alexander the Martyr.”
Laura Light, The Bible in the Twelfth Century: An Exhibition of Manuscripts at the Houghton Library. Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1988. MS cited pp. 96-98, no. 36, pl. 24 (reproducing f. 146).
Full scholarly description and discussion proposing as a provenance the Augustinian Canons at Halle whose house was dedicated to St. Alexander.
Sigrid Kramer, Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters. München: Beck, 1989. MS cited p. 302.
MS cited as possibly from the library of the Benedictines of Grafschaft whose house was dedicated to St. Alexander the Martyr.
Rodney G. Dennis, “The World of Madness and the World of Dreams: Charles Sumner and Philip Hofer as Collectors of Early Manuscripts,” Gazette of the Grolier Club, new series 42 (1990), 17-37. Typ 277, f. 146 reproduced as fig. 2.
MS cited as the gift of Philip Hofer in 1983; no reference in text.
Jeffrey Hamburger. Ouvertures: La double page dans les manuscrits enluminés du Moyen Âge. Lyon: Les Presses de réel, 2010. MS cited pl. no. 12 (reproducing ff. 115v/116 and bookmark).
Hamburger argues that the two-page opening ought to be considered as the standard unit of medieval book production and use; the sliding and revolving book mark in this manuscript demonstrates his argument.
Patricia Stirnemann. "Où ont été fabriqués les livres de la glose ordinaire dans la première moitié du XIIe siècle ?," in Françoise Gasparri , ed., Le XIIe siècle: Mutations et renouveau en France dans la première moitié du XIIe siècle. Cahiers du Léopard d'or 3. Paris, 1994. pp. 257-301. HOLLIS
MS Typ is cited p. 270 sqq.