Guide to the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Leaves Collection, circa 1100-1600
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Related Material
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Series List
- Item List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Vassar College. Library|
|Title:||Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Leaves Collection|
|Abstract:||Leaves and fragments of manuscripts and illuminated manuscripts, primarily in Latin, deriving largely from religious work such as psalters, books of hours, and sermons. Also includes scholarly and literary works.|
|Language of Material||English, Middle (1100-1500), Flemish, French, Latin, Italian.|
Scope and Content Note
Leaves and fragments of manuscripts and illuminated manuscripts, primarily in Latin, deriving largely from religious work such as psalters, books of hours, and sermons. Also includes scholarly and literary works.Top
ArrangementThis collection is arranged in six series by material type, and alphabetically within each series.Top
Access and Use
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.
- Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions.
- Books of Hours.
- Illumination of books and manuscripts, European.
- Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
- Manuscripts, Latin.
- Manuscripts, Medieval.
- Sermons, Latin.
- Books of hours.
- Illuminated manuscripts.
Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, April 2007.
Updated by Mark Seidl, October 2011, September 2014, and April 2019.
Last updated April 2019.Top
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Leaves Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Partial list of leaves created in 2006 by Dean Rogers. Item numbers were assigned at that time. List updated by Ron Patkus and Mark Seidl in 2011. Further refinements and some corrections of dealers' descriptions made by Mark Seidl in 2014 with information received from Peter Kidd. Armenian, Russian, and Persian leaves removed April 2019.
Gifts and transfers from a variety of sources. A number were acquired from 20th century book dealers such as Brentano's, Dawson's Bookshop, Philip C. Duschnes, Otto Ege, and Walter Schatzki. Items acquired directly from Ege include numbers 5-6, 13, 38, 49-50, 57, 61 and 82.
Series I. Bibles
Series II. Liturgical Texts
Series III. Devotional Texts
Series IV. Legal Texts
Series V. Literary Texts
Series VI. Theological Texts
|Item 44||Bible leaf (Baruch 2). Germany, 1450|
|Item 1-2||Bible leaf (Ecclesiasticus 51 to Isaiah 1-3 and Matthew Prologue, 1-3). France, circa 1250|
|Item 47||Bible leaf (Hebrews 10-12). France, 13th century|
|Item 3||Bible leaf (Psalms 21,22) with commentary. England or France, early 13th century|
|Item 48||Bohun Bible leaf (Ecclesiasticus 40-41). England, 14th century|
|Item 5||Chain of Psalms leaf. France, 1190|
|Item 30||Gospel leaf (John 3). Flanders, 16th century|
|Item 4||Antiphonary leaf (text from the Book of Proverbs). Switzerland (St. Gall?), 11th or 12th century|
|Item 9||Antiphonary leaf. France?, 16th century|
|Item 55||Antiphonary leaf. [No place], 15th century? [dealer indicates 16th century]|
|Item 68||Antiphonary leaf. Spain, 16th century|
|Item 69||Antiphonary leaf. Spain, 16th century|
|Item 75||Antiphonary leaf. Flanders, 1485|
|Item 76||Antiphonary leaf. [No place], [undated]|
|Item 79-81||Antiphonary leaves. Germany, 15th century|
|Item 49-50||Antiphonary leaves. Italy, 1460|
|Item 59||Breviary leaf. France, 14th century? [dealer indicates Psalter, 13th century]|
|Item 38||Breviary leaf. France, 14th century|
|Item 12-13||Breviary leaves. France, 14th century [dealer indicates Book of Hours, England]|
|Item 10, 37||Breviary leaves. Lucca, Italy, 1464 [dealer indicates Lucca [i.e. Loccum] near Hanover]|
|Item 56||Carthusian Hymnal leaf. [No place], 16th century? [dealer indicates 15th century]|
|Item 8||Ferial psalter leaf. France?, 15th century [dealer indicates Antiphonary leaf from Germany]|
|Item 34||Ferial psalter leaf?, Italy, [undated]|
|Item 77-78||Gradual leaves. [No place], [undated]|
|Item 32||Hymnal leaf. [No place], 16th century|
|Item 45||Martyrology leaf. Italy, circa 1150|
|Item 40-41||Miniatures depicting a priest saying Mass, with emblems relating to Pope Leo X. Italy, circa 1520|
|Item 57||Missal leaf. Perugia, Italy, circa 1350|
|Item 58||Missal leaf. Italy, 15th century|
|Item 42||Service book leaf, with miniature on reverse by the Spanish Forger, [undated]|
|Item 16||Book of Hours leaf. Holland, 15th century [dealer indicates Flanders]|
|Item 21||Book of Hours leaf. France, 1450|
|Item 7||Book of Hours leaf. France, late 15th century|
|Item 20||Book of Hours leaf. France, 16th century|
|Item 22||Book of Hours leaf. Italy, 15th century [dealer indicates France]|
|Item 23-24||Book of Hours leaves. Flanders or French Flanders, 1450 [dealer indicates France]|
|Item 17-19||Book of Hours leaves. France, 15th century|
|Item 35-36||Book of Hours leaves. France, 15th century|
|Item 14-15||Book of Hours leaves. France (or French Flanders)?, 15th century [dealer indicates Flanders]|
|Item 25-29||Book of Hours calendar leaves. France?, circa 1500|
|Item 33||Book of Hours litany leaf. France?, 15th century|
|Item 39||Miniature depicting Christ at Mount of Olives, from a Book of Hours. Flanders?, circa mid-15th century|
|Items 46 and 82||Psalter leaves. Flanders, 13th century|
|Item 43||Psalter leaf. Italy, 15th century|
|Item 31||Grant of a messuage and adjacent garden. England (Kent), 1425/26|
|Item 62-67||Justinian, Institutes, leaves. Italy (Bologna), 13th century|
|Item 74||Pseudo-Virgil leaf. Italy, 16th century|
|Item 61||Terence, Comedies, leaf. Italy, 1475|
|Item 54||Virgil, Aeneid Bk. 11. Italy, 15th century? [dealer indicates 14th century]|
|Item 60||Bernard de Clairvaux, Flores Sancti Bernardi. France?, circa 1400|
|Item 6||Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, leaf, 15th century|