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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Benjamin MS 4
Description: ff. 58 - Bound in kermis-dyed half sheepskin over wooden boards with remains of one fore edge clasp that closed to a pin on the back cover. - "Presbiter dominus bernardinus [?] de la mot//," s. XV, on inside front cover; gift, 1943, of Henry Rogers Benjamin and Beatrice Benjamin Cartwright from the collection of their late father, William Evarts Benjamin. - Bond and Faye, p. 322.
Number of Parts: 3 - Number of Images Available: 8
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BenjaminMS4_20
Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 14th

Part 1: ff. 1-58v
Description: - Parchment - 235 x 165 mm - 28 long lines of text or verse.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIVSearchable Date Range: 1300 - 1399
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Formal gothic book hand.
Notes: Parchment of uneven quality, and scraped in the margins to remove notes (but not palimpsest).
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-58v
Author: Boethius
Title: De consolatione philosophiae
Language(s): Latin
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f. 11   Parted and flourished initial; display script in gothic capitals for first lines of text.
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f. 13   Flourished initials; interlinear readers' notes.
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ff. 22v-23   Pricking along outer margins; parted and flourished initial.
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Binding   Front cover with remains of fore edge strap.
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Binding   Inside front cover, with kermis-dyed turn-ins; flyleaf from a psalter; pen trials.
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Binding   Back cover with pin for closing fore edge strap in center of board.
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Part 2: Bifolium
Description: - Parchment - ca. 190 x 125 mm - 26 long lines
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIVSearchable Date Range: 1300 - 1399
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Gothic book hand.
Other Decoration: 2- and 1-line red initials.
Notes: Bifolium is almost complete in width (missing the outermost edge of text) and complete in height; it was the center bifolium of the quire, with continuous text.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: Front flyleaf
Title: Psalter
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains Pss. 125:6-134:16. 
Status of text: Fragment
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Front flyleaf verso   [No Title for Display]
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Part 3: Bifolium
Description: - Parchment - ca. 144 x 142 mm - Long lines
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIVSearchable Date Range: 1300 - 1399
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Formal gothic book hand.
Other Decoration: 2-line blue initial; 1-line red initials; rubric in red.
Notes: Partial bifolium, not from the center of the quire (text is not continuous).
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: Back flyleaf
Title: Psalter (?), with canticles
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains parts of 3 canticles, Audite caeli (Deut. 32:1-43), Exultavit cor meum (1 Sam. 2:1-10), Cantemus domino (Exodus 15:1-19). 
Status of text: Fragment.
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Back flyleaf recto   Later simplistic sketch of a man.
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