Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 23
This bibliography was compiled by Jessica Berenbeim, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, William Stoneman and Julia Schlozman.
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HOLLIS Record (Link) and Digital Images (Link)
Joseph Martini, Catalogue 16 (New York, 1920). MS designated no. 10.
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. 961.
Brief description of the manuscript, listing contents with folio numbers. An additional note on provenance. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
V. Zaccaria, “Sulle opere di P[ier]. C[andidus]. D[ecembrius].,” Rinascimento 7 (1956), pp. 13–74.
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. 56, reproducing f. 4.
A brief description of the manuscript and its illumination. HOLLIS
Paul Oskar Kristeller, Studies in Renaissance Thought and Letters. Rome: Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 1956–96. MS cited v. II, pp. 562–563.
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. 367. HOLLIS
Cynthia M. Pyle, “Harvard MS Richardson 23: A “Pendant” to Vatican MS Urb. Lat. 276 and a Significant Exemplar for P. C. Decembrio’s Opuscula Historica,” Scriptorium 42 (1988), pp. 191–198. MS cited pp. 194–198, and pl. 20b reproducing f. 4.
An extensive discussion of the manuscript and its illumination, with particular attention given to its relationship with a similar manuscript now at the Vatican (MS Urb, lat 276). 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. 3.
A discussion of the manuscript, with particular attention given to Pier Candido Decembrio, the author of the texts. 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
Massimo Zaggia, “La traduzione latina da Appiano di Pier Candido Decembrio: par la storia della tradizione,” Studi medievali 34 (1993), 193–243. MS cited pp. 231–239.