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New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 100
Description: pp. iii + 52 + iii - Bound in 19th century period-tooled calf. - From the collection of Arnold Mettler Specker of St. Gall; Frederik Muller et Cie., Amsterdam, 1922, Cat. 72, n. 34; purchased by Rosenthal, Cat. 25; acquired for Spencer from L'Art Ancien, Basel, 1955, Cat. 530. - Dictionary Catalog, Spencer Collection, 904. Catalog entry bound into front flyleaves. - 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. 88.
Notes:-This manuscript is paginated in the upper outside corner, to p. 52.
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: 5
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLSpencer100_42
Language: German Country: Germany Century: 15th

Part 1: pp. 1-52
Description: - Paper - 394 x 272 mm - In two columns, up to 49 lines per page, ruled in lead.
Country: GermanyCardinal point:
Region: BavariaCity:
Assigned Date: s. XVmedSearchable Date Range: 1440 - 1460
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Script: Gothic cursive
Figurative Decoration: 168 pen and ink drawings (one of which is divided into 3 parts), colored, each within deep red frame.
Other Decoration: Red initials.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 3

Text 1: pp. 1-33
Title: Kostanzer Weltchronik
Language(s): German
Incipit: In gotes namen amen. Kunt sey allen den dy das puch sehent oder horent lesen
Notes: The text sections are very short, and function mainly as commentaries on the images that, somewhat unusually, follow them. 
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p. 1   Three miniatures in red borders showing God with a nimbed halo creating angels, then the dry land and the seas, then the sun and the moon.

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p. 5   Five miniatures of the monstrous races: Cynocephali (dog-headed), Monoculi (men with one eye), Blemmyae (those with faces on their chests), Straw-drinkers, Amyctyrae (with enormous lower lip).

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p. 19   Four miniatures of coats of arms (the double-headed displayed eagle); one miniature of St. Lawrence on the gridiron, and St. Anthony abbot.

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Text 2: pp. 34-48
Title: Antichrist
Language(s): German
Notes: The text parodies the life of Christ, from birth, through recognition by kings, to miracles that win him followers, a faked death and resurrection, etc. 

Text 3: pp. 48-52
Title: Fifteen Signs before the Last Judgment
Language(s): German
Explicit: und nicht als genzlich begriffen als es in compendio theoloye geschiben stet und auch in vil andern buchern. Deo gratias.
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p. 49   The first six of the Fifteen Signs before the Last Judgment: the sea rises; the sea withdraws from sight; sea monsters call out; the sea burns; birds gather in anticipation of the Last Judgment; the sky fills with lightening and buildings collapse.

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p. 52   Explicit of text; miniature of Christ in Judgment seated on a rainbow.

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