Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 16
This bibliography was compiled by Jessica Berenbeim, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, William Stoneman and Julia Schlozman.
Please be advised that some links may require Harvard ID and PIN.
HOLLIS Record (Link) and Digital Images (Link)
O. A. Bierstadt, The Library of Robert Hoe: A Contribution to the History of Bibliophilism in America. New York: Duprat, 1895. MS cited pp. 18-19.
A discussion of the manuscript focusing on its decoration, with an additional discussion of its patron, King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary. HOLLIS
Carolyn Shipman, A Catalogue of Manuscripts Comprising a Portion of the Library of Robert Hoe. New York: n.p., 1909. MS cited p. 1.
A description of the manuscript’s physical properties and contents, with incipit. Various types of illumination are described. HOLLIS
Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe of New York: Part II: A to K: Illuminated Manuscripts, Incunabula, Historical Bindings, Early English Literature, Rare Americana, French Illustrated Books, Eighteenth-Century English Authors, Autographs, Manuscripts, etc.: to be Sold by Auction beginning on Monday, January 8, 1912. New York: Anderson Auction Company, 1912. MS cited p. 369, lot no. 2417.
A description of the manuscript’s physical properties and contents, with particular attention given to the manuscript’s decoration. An additional note on the possible patronage of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary. HOLLIS
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.) and Dorothy Miner, Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: An Exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, January 27–March 13. Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery, 1949. MS cited no. 186.
A description of the manuscript, with a brief discussion of its contents and illumination. Questions the manuscript’s attribution to the Corvinus library. HOLLIS
William A. Jackson, “The William King Richardson Library,” Harvard Library Bulletin 5.3 (1951), pp. 328–337. MS cited p. 329, and pl. IIIb reproducing f. 2.
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 p. 28, no. 94 and pl. 41 reproducing f. 5.
A description of the manuscript, with an additional note that calls into question the Corvinus attribution. HOLLIS
Walters Art Gallery, The History of Bookbinding, 525–1950 A.D.: An Exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, November 12, 1957 to January 12, 1958. Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery, 1957. MS cited p. 87, no. 195 and pl. 42.
A detailed description of the manuscript’s binding. 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, pp. 959-960.
Brief description of the manuscript’s physical properties and contents, with folio numbers. A detailed description of the heraldic escutcheon. An additional note on provenance, and the possibility of the Corvinus attribution. Available online (Link). 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
Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum: A Finding List of Uncatalogued or Incompletely Catalogued Humanistic Manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other Libraries. London: Warburg Institute; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1963–97. MS cited in v. V, p. 230.
Accessible through Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, a “subscribers only” database. To search the database, connect to: Iter Italicum and search by Houghton Library, Richardson Collection. (Link) HOLLIS
Csaba Csapodi, The Corvinian Library; History and Stock. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1973. MS cited p. 112, no. 4.
A description of the manuscript under the heading: “Unfoundedly regarded as a Corvinian MS.” 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 p. 114 and fig. 103, reproducing f. 2.
A brief description of the manuscript with attention given to its illumination. Additional notes on provenance and bibliography. HOLLIS
François Avril. Review of Roger S. Wieck, Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts, 1350-1525, in the Houghton Library. Bulletin du Bibliophile 1984, 365-369. MS Cited p. 368. HOLLIS
M. Gabriella Mori Beltrami, “Manoscritti corviniani alla Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona e codici di un ignoto umanista,” Atti e memorie dell’Accademia di agricoltura, scienze, e lettere di Verona, VI, 39 (1987–88), pp. 255–272.
Sigrid Krämer. Scriptores codicum medii aevi: Datenbank von Schreiben und Besitzern mittelalterlicher Handschriften [electronic resource]. Augsburg: Dr. Erwin Rauner Verlag, 2001-2007.
Cited for its scribe “Hubertus, W.”
Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Albinia de la Mare, “New Research on Humanistic Scribes in Florence,” in Miniatura fiorentina del Rinascimento, 1440–1525: un primo censimento, ed. Annarosa Garzelli, pp. 393-600. Florence: La Nuova Italia, 1985. MS cited v. I no. 32.20.
Cited in a list of manuscripts linked to the scribe “Hubertus W.” HOLLIS