Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 39
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)
William H. Schab. Rare Books and Illuminated Manuscripts from Three Private Collections. Catalogue 2. New York: 1941. MS cited no. 189.
Full description of MS and its miniatures in this dealer’s catalogue from which the MS was purchased by Richardson.
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. 19, no. 52 and pl. 26 (reproducing f. 54v).
A brief description of the manuscript’s physical properties, approximate date, and provenance. An additional note on the manuscript’s illumination. 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, Organized by the Walters Art Gallery and Presented in Cooperation with the Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore: Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery, 1957. MS cited p. 63, no. 147.
A description of the manuscript’s binding with an additional 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 pp. 247-248.
A brief description of the manuscript giving the provenance as “Dominican Monastery at Eberheim.” Available online (Link). 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 no. 44 (with pl. reproducing f. 209).
A description of the manuscript, listing miniatures with folio numbers and captions, provenance, and bibliography. An additional discussion focuses on the intended audience of the manuscript, and some general characteristics of late-fifteenth-century German illumination. HOLLIS
Giulia Bologna, The Book Before Gutenberg, trans. by J. Hyams. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988. MS cited p. 139 (with pl. reproducing f. 209).
A description of the manuscript and its miniatures, with much of the same information found in Wieck (1983). HOLLIS
Sigrid Krämer. Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters. 3 vols. Munich: Beck, 1989-1990. MS cited vol. 1, p. 184. HOLLIS
MS cited in a list as possibly from the library of the Benedictines of Ebers(heim)münster in the diocese of Strassburg.
Les dominicaines d’Unterlinden, ed. by Madeleine Blondel, Jeffrey Hamburger, and Catherine Leroy. Colmar: Musée d’Unterlinden; Paris: Somogy, 2001. MS cited in v. II,no. 151 (by Jeffrey Hamburger; with fig. reproducing f. 227v).
A description of the manuscript focusing on its possible origins, intended audience, and relationship with similar manuscripts. HOLLIS
Jeffrey Hamburger, “Enluminure et incunable: L’exemplaire alsacien des Soixante-cinq articles de Jourdain de Quedlinbourg,” Revue de l’Art 145 (2004), pp. 5–18. MS cited pp. 6–7, figs 14 and 15, reproducing ff. 209 and 70v.
A discussion of the manuscript’s role in fifteenth-century illumination from the Alsace region. 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. 20.
Brief description and discussion of this MS in a section devoted to “Female Monasticism” in this exhibition catalogue.
Jeffrey F. Hamburger, “Magdalena Kremer, Scribe and Painter of the Choir and Chapter Books of the Dominican Convent of St. Johannes-Baptista in Kirchheim Unter Teck” in The Medieval Book: Glosses from Friends & Colleagues of Christopher de Hamel, ed. Richard Linenthal, James Marrow and William Noel. ‘t Goy-Houten: Hes & De Graff, 2010, pp. 124-149. HOLLIS
MS cited pp. 133-136 and figs. 10 (reproducing f. 54v), 13 (reproducing f. 209) and 15 (reproducing f. 99).