Digital Scriptorium
New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 025
Description: ff. i + 434 + i - Green velvet over wooden boards. - Lord Mostyn collection; his sale (1920) to Quaritch. Obtained for Spencer from the estate of W.M. Voynich, 1931. - De Ricci, 1340. - 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. 12.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Dr. Susan L'Engle for her extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 13th

Part 1: ff. 1-434v
Description: - Parchment - 278 x 209 mm - 58 lines per page, in two columns, ruled in pencil. Mostly gatherings of 12.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: VenetoCity: Padua?
Assigned Date: s. XIII3/4Searchable Date Range: 1250 - 1275
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Italian round gothic
Figurative Decoration: 92 historiated initials on gold fields introducing each book; illuminated initials occasionally have grotesques or animals.
Other Decoration: 100 illuminated initials in gold, blue, pink, green and red. 2-line and larger red, blue (and some black) initials, with opposing color penwork. Names of books and chapter numbers in red and blue. Rubrics.
Notes: Three hands distinguished by Dr. S. L'Engle; see 2005 exhibition catalogue; city of origin also suggested as Venice. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-434
Title: Incipit prologus sancti Ieronymi presbyteri in libro Genesis. Bible
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Frater Ambrosius tua michi munuscula preferens detulit
Explicit: consiliantes eos ut consiliatores eorum. Explete sunt interpretationes.
Notes: Main text ends f. 434; added lists on f. 434v. Text of Vulgate, with addition of 3 Esdras from the Old Testament Apocrypha. The Song of Songs is entitled "Vox Ecclesiae ad Christum."