Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 40
This bibliography was compiled by Jessica Berenbeim, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, Julia Schlozman and William Stoneman.
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HOLLIS Record (Link)
Catalogue of the Valuable Library which will be Sold by Auction at the New Market Street Auction Room, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on Tuesday & Wednesday, 28th & 29th Sept., 1920…by Anderson & Garland… Auctioneers. MS designated lot no. 357.
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. II, p. 1854.
A brief description of the manuscript, with an additional note on provenance. 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 p. , no. 159, and pl. LX (reproducing v. III, f. 164).
A description of the manuscript with an additional note on its illumination. 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 no. 78.
A brief description of the manuscript, noting different hands, illumination and 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. 248.
A brief description of the manuscript’s physical properties, provenance, and bibliography. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969. MS cited I, 19. HOLLIS
The anglicana script in the Houghton manuscript is similar to that in the Corporation of London Records Office manuscript.
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. MS cited in v.III, p. 100, no. 1168 (for MS Hatton 10).
A description of the manuscript’s illumination, with attention given to differentiating two hands. HOLLIS
Kathleen Scott, “A late fifteenth-century group of Nova Statuta manuscripts,” in Manuscripts at Oxford: An Exhibition in Memory of Richard William Hunt (1908–1979), Keeper of Western Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1945–1975, on Themes Selected and Described by Some of his Friends,A. C. de la Mare and B. C. Barker-Benfield, eds.. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1980. MS cited pp. 103–105, no. XXIII.3.
A brief description of the manuscript, noting its relationship to other similar manuscripts. HOLLIS
The Mirroure of the Worlde: MS Bodley 283 (England c. 1470–1480): The Physical Composition, Decoration, and Illustration, with an Introduction by Kathleen L. Scott. Oxford: Roxburghe Club, 1980. MS cited p. 49, n. 2, no. 7.
A brief description of the manuscript’s historiated initials. 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. 47 (reproducing v. III, f. 164).
A description of the manuscript with a discussion focusing both on the text and the illumination. The latter part draws upon the work of Kathleen Scott, Otto Pächt, and J.J.G. Alexander. HOLLIS
John Hamilton Baker, English Legal Manuscripts in the United States of America: A Descriptive List, 2 vols. London, Selden Society, 1985. MS cited in v. I, no. 116.
A description of the manuscript, listing the coats of arms. Additional notes on provenance and bibliography. HOLLIS
Kathleen L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts, 1390–1490. London: Harvey Miller, 1996. MS cited v. I, p. 74 n. 48; v. II, pp. 321, 345.
A brief comparison of the manuscript’s illumination to that of Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum MS 439/16, as well as a mention of the use of gold as a “costume surface” in the robe of King John on v. I, f. 57r. HOLLIS
Leaves of Gold: Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections, ed. by James R. Tanis with the assistance of Jennifer A. Thompson. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2001. MS cited no. 79, n. 2 (under entry by Kathleen Scott for Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Carson LC14/9.5).
Brief citation in a list of manuscripts believed to be illuminated by the same artist. HOLLIS