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New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 015
Description: ff. ii + 49 + iii - English Russian leather, ca. 1780; bookplate removed. - Owned (1634) by Johann Wassenbergh, custos of the abbey of Sankt-Odilienberg in Limburg (also by Petrus Wassenberg). Arms of the archbishoprics of Cologne and Mayence on f. 7v. Aquired for Spencer from L'Art Ancien of Lugano, 1925. - De Ricci, 1338. Lutz and Perdrizet, Die Quellen des Speculums(Leipzig, 1907). M.R. James and Bernhard Berenson, Speculum humanae salvationis(1926). - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 26.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. Jeffrey Hamburger for his extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 6
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLSpencer015_42
Language: Latin Country: Germany Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-49v
Description: - Parchment - 319 x 218 mm - 27 lines per page in two columns, no discernible ruling. No original catchwords visible, but the first folio of each gathering later signed with a letter (A-G). Quaternions are the norm.
Country: GermanyCardinal point:
Region: Middle Rhine ?City:
Assigned Date: s. XV1/4Searchable Date Range: 1400 - 1425
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 2: A, ff. 1-40v; B, ff. 41-49v
Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: 194 miniatures
Other Decoration:
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-49v
Other Associate: Ludolph of Saxony, formerly attributed to
Title: Speculum humanae salvationis
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Qui me invenerit inveniet vitam et habet salutem a domino
Explicit: Qui cum patre et spiritu sancto in perpetuum est benedictus. Amen.
Notes: Opens with a description of the Seven Virtues and Seven Deadly Sins. The Speculumitself begins on f. 2. 
Status of text: Defective at the beginning, lacking prohemium and prologue.
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f. 1   Tree of Humilitas (Christ in a mandorla) and Tree of Superbia (dragon). Two ownership notes: "Ex libris Joannis Wassenbergh custodis montis sanctae Odiliae anno a partu virgi[nis] millesimo sexcentesimo 34"; "modo Petrus Wassenbergh utitur."
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f. 2   Opening of the Speculum God in judgment over Lucifer; Creation of Eve from Adam's rib.
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f. 7v   Fortified towers signifying the Virgin Mary, represented by the tower of Baris and the tower of David; the tower on the right includes coats of arms of archbishoprics of Cologne and Mainz.
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f. 25   Crucifixion with Mary and John the Evangelist, and the thieves on either side; Nabuchodonosor asleep dreaming of the great tree, offering protection to birds and beasts, as one comes to hew the tree down; later quire signature in lower margin. Hand A.
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f. 41   Change of scribal hand. Last Judgment; parable of the talents illustrated by the noble man who was appointed king, and who called for the accounting of his investments of his money by his servants.
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f. 49v   Sixth and Seventh Joys of the Virgin: the Christ Child preaching among the doctors in the temple; Coronation of the Virgin.
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