Digital Scriptorium
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  LJS 016
Description: ff. i + 176 + i - 20th-century morocco binding - Formerly owned by Guillaume Libri; sold at auction at Sotheby's in a sale of part of the Libri collection, 1 June 1864, lot 71. Formerly owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (ms. 24654); appeared at auction at Sotheby's in a sale of part of the Phillipps collection, 6 June 1899, lot 367, but presumably not sold; sold at auction at Sotheby's in a sale of part of the Phillipps collection, 24 June 1935, lot 74. Formerly owned by H. R. Creswick, Bodley's Librarian and Cambridge University Librarian. Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 7 Dec. 1982, lot 53. Appears in Laurence Witten's cat. 18 (1983), no. 17. Formerly owned by a private German collector (ms. 24, sticker inside upper cover). Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 20 June 1995, lot 87, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg. Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2010 - Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 137-138
Notes:-H.R.Creswick gave several of its leafs away to friendes: LJS 124 was given to Sir Irvine Masson and others were presented to A.N.L. Munby and A.Y. Campbell (these are now Liverpool University Library, ms. F.4.14)
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Century: 14th

Part 1: ff. 1-176
Description: - Parchment - 370 mm x 255 mm - Two columns of 47 lines; frame-ruled in ink with double bounding lines on each side
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Assigned Date: s. XIV/XVSearchable Date Range: 1390 - 1410
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Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: Puzzle initials in blue and burnished gold with elaborate penwork infill and surround in dark blue and red and with full-length bar borders decorated with half fleurs-de-lis in blue and gold and with penwork (f. 1v, 3r, 45r, 148r); chapter initials in blue or red with contrasting penwork in bright red or blue-black throughout
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1r-176v
Title: Speculum Maius
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Books 25 to 28 of the Speculum historiale 
Status of text: Ending defectively