Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 17
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 Digitial Images (Link)
Fourth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. London, 1874. MS cited part I, p. 356, no. 194.
Description of manuscript’s contents with explicit. Describes the coats of arms, one of which is reproduced. HOLLIS
Catalogue of Very Important Illuminated & Other Manuscripts, the Property of Lord Mostyn, Mostyn Hall, Mostyn, Cheshire… which will be Sold by Auction… on Tuesday, the 13th of July, 1920 (London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1920). MS designated lot no. 104.
The Renowned Collection of Western Manuscripts, the Property of A. Chester Beatty, esq.; The Second Portion, 1933 May 9. London: Sotheby’s, n.d.. MS cited lot no. 61 and pl. 37 (reproducing ff. 50v/51).
A description of the manuscript’s contents with emphasis on its decoration. Links the manuscript, on the basis of coats of arms, to either Bernard Bembo or Pietro Bembo.
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. 960.
Brief description of manuscript’s physical properties and contents, with an additional note on provenance. 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. 29, no. 99, and pl. 42 reproducing f. 51.
A brief description of the manuscript, with an additional note on the findings of the scholar James Wardrop. HOLLIS
Millard Meiss, Andrea Mantegna as Illuminator: An Episode in Renaissance Art, Humanism, and Diplomacy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1957. MS cited p. 62, 93 n. 26, and fig. 76 reproducing f. 51.
Briefly cited as an example of the adaptation of Mantegna’s Renaissance initial in manuscripts from the workshop of Bartolomeo San Vito. 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 catalogue entry. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
James Wardrop, The Script of Humanism: Some Aspects of Humanistic Script 1460–1560. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963. MS cited pp. 29 and 50.
Briefly cited in a list of manuscripts written by the scribe Bartolomeo San Vito. HOLLIS
Cecil H. Clough, “Pietro Bembo’s Library Represented in the British Museum,” British Museum Quarterly 30 (1966), 3–17; revised as a monograph, Pietro Bembo’s Library as Represented Particularly in the British Museum, revised edition. London: n.p., 1971. MS cited 12–13, note 23.
Briefly cited as a manuscript owned by Bembo. HOLLIS
Cecil H. Clough, “Die Bibliothek von Bernardo und Pietro Bembo,” Librarium 23 (1980), pp. 41–56. MS cited p. 43.
Brief citation in a list of manuscripts written by Bartolomeo San Vito. 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. 115 and fig. 57, reproducing f. 51.
Brief description of the manuscript’s physical properties, contents, and illumination. Additional notes on provenance and bibliography. HOLLIS
Cecil H. Clough, “The Library of Bernardo and Pietro Bembo,” The Book Collector 33 (1984), pp. 305–331. MS cited pp. 308–309.
Briefly cited in a list of four manuscripts containing classical texts, which Bartolomeo San Vito produced for Bernardo Bembo. HOLLIS
Nella Giannetto, Bernardo Bembo, umanista e politico veneziano. Florence: L.S. Olschki, 1985. MS cited pp. 296–297.
A description of the manuscript’s physical properties and conents, with folio numbers and incipits. Additional notes on the manuscript’s decoration and association with Bembo and Bartolomeo San Vito. Bibliography provided. HOLLIS
James Hankins, Italian Humanists in Ten Manuscripts from the Houghton Library: An Exhibition of the Occasion of the Annual National Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. Cambridge: Houghton Library, 1989. MS cited no. 5.
A description of the manuscript, and a discussion of the role of Bernardo Bembo. 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. 231.
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
Jonathan J. G. Alexander ed., The Painted Page: Italian Renaissance Book Illumination 1450–1550. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1994). MS cited p. 158 under entry for no. 74.
Cited as a visual comparison for a manuscript of Suetonius’ Vitae duodecim Caesarum (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS. Lat 5814). HOLLIS
Albinia de la Mare, “Bartolomeo Sanvito de Padova, copista e miniatore,” in La miniatura a Padova dal Medioevo al Settecento, ed. Giovanna Baldissin Molli, Giordana Canova Mariani, and Federica Toniolo, pp. 495-511. Modena: Franco Cosimo Panini,1999. MS cited p. 503.
Cited briefly in a list of manuscripts produced by Bartolomeo Sanvito for Bernardo Bembo. HOLLIS
Albinia de la Mare, “Marginalia and Glosses in the Manuscripts of Bartolomeo San Vito of Padua,”in Talking to the Text: Marginalia From Papyri to Print, ed. Vincenzo Fera, Giacomo Ferraù, and Silvia Rizzo, pp. 495-555. Messina: Centro Interdipartmentale di Studi, 2002. MS cited pp. 463 and 478.
Briefly cited for the marginal notations of Bernardo Bembo. HOLLIS
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 “San Vito (Sanvito), Bartolomeo (de).”
Available online (Link). HOLLIS
B. Ravisio Bentivoglio, “Sanvito (Sanvido, da San Vito) Bartolomeo,” in Dizionario biografico dei miniatori italiani, secoli IX–XVI, ed. M. Bollati, pp. 928-36. Milan: Sylvestre Bonnard, 2004. MS cited p. 934.
Massimo Danzi, La Biblioteca del Cardinal Pietro Bembo. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2005. MS cited p. 306, no. 160.
A description of the manuscript, with particular attention given to Bernardo Bembo, quoting some of his marginal notes. HOLLIS
Laura Nuvoloni, “The Scribe and the Scholar: Bartolomeo Sanvito and Prof. Albinia de la Mare,” Bulletin du bibliophile (2005), pp. 247–70. MS cited p. 266.
Briefly cited as a manuscript written by Bartolomeo San Vito, in American collections. HOLLIS
S[tella] P[anayotova], catalogue entry in The Cambridge Illuminations: Ten Centuries of Book Production in the Medieval West, ed. Paul Binski and Stella Panayotova. London; Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2005. MS cited p. 347.
Briefly cited as a comparison for a manuscript of Horace (Cambridge, King’s College, MS 34). HOLLIS
William P. Stoneman, Of Current Interest: Recent Research on Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Hougton Library. Cambridge: Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library, 2006. MS cited no. 5.
A brief description that provides bibliography and a list of the manuscript’s contents. HOLLIS
Albinia Catherine de la Mare, Bartolomeo Sanvito: The Life & Work of a Renaissance Scribe, eds. Anthony Hobson and Christopher de Hamel. Paris: Association nationale de bibliophile, 2009.
This manuscript is catalogue no. 86. Other references are on pp. 34, 158, 285, 288, 294, 300 and 354.
Nigel, Morgan and Stella Panayotova. Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge: A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. London: Harvey Miller, 2009- . MS cited as comparable in description of catalogue, part 2, no. 297. HOLLIS