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New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 031
Description: ff. i + 20 - Original wooden boards and blind stamped leather, with bronze clasps decorated with a double-headed eagle. - Owned by Jacques Rosenthal; afterwards in collection of Joseph Martini. Purchased for Spencer at Martini sale, 1934. - Rosenthal catalog,Bibliotheca medii aevi manuscripta, Pars altera, Katalog 90 21-4. Bibliothe`que Joseph Martini, Premie`re Partie... (Milan), no. 249.
Notes:-Folio i is also vellum, an added opening leaf according to note in dossier.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 3
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLSpencer031_42
Language: Latin; Italian Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-20v
Description: - Parchment - 224 x 156 mm - 2 columns of approximately 29 lines each (all columns broken by illustrations and text varies in length). Rulings in light brown ink. Collation: two quinternions.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XV2Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Italian Gothico-Humanistic script
Figurative Decoration: 38 pen and ink drawings showing biblical scenes.
Other Decoration: 3-line blue and red initials with opposing color penwork. Red and blue sentence markers. Rubrics.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-19v
Title: Biblia pauperum
Language(s): Latin; Italian
Incipit: Legitur in genesi iii Cap. quod dixit Dominus serpenti super pectus tuum
Explicit: Come lo anzolo parla a sancto Zuane evangelista.
Notes: This ms. significant because it was long believed that the Biblia pauperum did not arrive in Italy from N. Europe until the 16th century. This ms. shows that the form was known in Italy in the 15th century -- it probably was based on a northern model. 
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f. 1   Opening of text, biblical images.
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f. 11   Text with images.
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f. 19v   Explicit of text, images, initials.
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