Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 7
This bibliography was compiled by Jessica Berenbeim, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, Julia Schlozman and William Stoneman.
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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.
The Valuable Library of Edward V. Utterson, Esq., F.S.A., Removed from his Residence in the Isle of Wight…: which will be Sold By Auction… on Monday, April 19th, 1852, and Seven Following Days (Sunday Excepted) ([London]: Messers. S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson, 1859). MS designated lot no. 1218.
Second Portion of the Extensive Collection of Valuable Books, Formed by theLate Mr. William Pickering, of Piccadilly, Bookseller (London: Sotheby’s, 1854). MS designated lot no. 2242.
Ap[ollinaire] Briquet.“Catalogue raisonné de livres anciens, rares, curieux qui se trouvent en vente à la librarie de J. Techener,” Bulletin du Bibliophile 14 (1860). MS cited pp. 1070-1072, no. 532.
An extensive description of the manuscript with an excerpt of the text. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Ralph N. James and L. Lefèvre, National Exhibition of Works of Art, at Leeds, 1868 (Leeds, Edward Baines and Sons, 1868). MS cited p. 202 as no. 554.
Catalogue of a Magnificent Collection of Manuscripts, Formed by a Gentleman of Comsummate Taste & Judgment…: which will be Sold by Auction…on Wednesday, the 7th of June, and Three Following Days ([London]: Messers. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1876). MS designated lot no. 98.
Catalogue of the Rare & Valuable Books, Manuscripts & Engravings, of the Late W.H. Crawford, Esq., Lakelands, Co. Cork: which will be Sold by Auction… on Thursday, the 12th of March, 1891, and Eleven Following Days ([London]: Messers. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1891). MS designated lot no. 1542.
Grolier Club, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Illuminated and Painted Manuscripts together with a Few Early Printed Books with Illuminations—Also Some Examples of Persian Manuscripts—with Plates in Facsimile and an Introductory Essay. New York: The Grolier Club, 1892. MS cited pp. 14-15 as no. 33.
A brief discussion focusing on the manuscript’s illumination. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
O. A. Bierstadt, The Library of Robert Hoe: A Contribution to the History of Bibliophilism in America. New York: Duprat, 1895, MS cited pp. 31–32.
A discussion of the manuscript emphasizing its illuminations, as well as a historical disucssion of the Habert family. HOLLIS
Carolyn Shipman, A Catalogue of Manuscripts Comprising a Portion of the Library of Robert Hoe. New York: n.p., 1909. MS cited pp. 75–76.
Extensive description of the manuscript’s illustrations, listing subject matter and folio numbers. HOLLIS
Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe of New York: Illuminated Manuscripts, Incunabula, Historical Bindings, Early English Literature, Rare Americana, French Illustrated Books, Eighteenth Century English Authors, Autographs, Manuscripts, etc.: Part II—A to K; to be Sold by Auction, Beginning on Monday, January 8, 1912, by the Anderson Auction Company, Madison Avenue at Fortieth Street, New York. MS cited pp. 389-390, lot no. 2475, and pl. (reproducing f. 162).
A description of the manuscript along with a partial listing of the important, painted scenes.
A further note on the history of the Habert family. HOLLIS
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. 957.
Brief description of the manuscript’s physical properties, and an extended note on provenance. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
William A. Jackson, “The William King Richardson Library,” Harvard Library Bulletin 5.3 (1951), pp. 328–337. MS cited p. 329.
Mentioned briefly in an article on the acquisition of the Richardson collection. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Harvard College Library, Illuminated & Calligraphic Manuscripts: An Exhibition held at the Fogg Art Museum & Houghton Library, February 14–April 1, 1955. Cambridge, Mass.: n.p., 1955. MS cited as no. 70 in this exhibition catalogue.
Brief description of manuscript, with a note on provenance. HOLLIS
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. 246.
Very brief description. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
John Plummer, The Last Flowering: French Painting in Manuscripts, 1420–1530, from American Collections. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library and Oxford University Press, 1982. MS cited as no. 79 and fig. 79 (reproducing f. 21 [Hours of the Cross, Matins: Betrayal]).
An extensive description of the manuscript’s contents, with folio numbers. Also, a discussion of the manuscript’s miniatures, providing numerous examples of other, similar manuscripts. 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 as no. 13, with pl. (reproducing f. 17 [Gospel Sequences: Luke painting the Virgin]).
A description of the manuscript’s physical properties, miniatures, provenance, and bibliography. Also a discussion, focusing mainly on the style of the anonymous painter. HOLLIS
Western manuscripts and miniatures…: day of sale: Tuesday, 25th June 1985…; expert in charge: Christopher de Hamel; Sotheby’s…, 34–35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA (London: Sotheby’s, 1985). MS cited under entry for lot no. 103.
Wilma Fitzgerald, “Ocelli nominum: Names and Shelf Marks of Famous/Familiar Manuscripts,” Medieval Studies 48 (1986), pp. 397-421. MS cited p. 405.
Very brief citation in a list of well-known manuscripts. HOLLIS
Roger S. Wieck. Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. New York: George Braziller, 1988. MS cited pp. 55 & 192 and Fig. 27 (reproducing f. 15 (Gospel Lesson: Matthew writing)). HOLLIS
MS designated as no. 48 in this exhibition catalogue noting the Calendar and Office of the Dead are the Use of Troyes and the Hours of the Virgin are the use of Sens. The description of the MS graphically connects the parts of the MS to its illustrative campaign.
Lilian M.C. Randall, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press/Walters Art Gallery, 1989–. MS cited v. II, part I, p. 198.
Cited briefly as a visual comparison for MS W. 249. The two are believed to be products of the same workshop. HOLLIS