Medieval and Renaissance mss., 700-1600LMC 2450

Papers of Various at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


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Title: Medieval and Renaissance mss.
Dates: 700-1600
Quantity: 40 items4 boxes; 1 folio; 1 volume
Abstract: The Medieval and Renaissance mss., 700-1600, consists of individual items acquired from time to time either as a gift or purchased from a variety of sources.
Language: Materials are in multiple languages.
Repository: Lilly Library

Historical Note

The contents of this collection originated in Europe during the historical periods of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Themes range from religion and spirituality to greater self-examination through art, cultural reform, and geographic exploration.


Scope and Content Note

The Medieval and Renaissance mss., 700-1600, consists of individual items acquired from time to time either as gifts or purchased from a variety of sources.

Note on Indexing Term - "Medicine": Of particular interest: 1570, Feb. 13-1580, Mar. 3. First Clinical Records Hospital (Battuti Bianch), Ferrara, Italy.

Note on Indexing Term - "Science": Of interest: "Cum volueris scire gradum solis...", Part 2 of Practica circa astrolabium, 15th-century Latin translation of the work by Messahala, a Jewish astronomer. Also, a 15th- century Latin text entitled Horalogium equinoxiale with diagrams, charts and tables dealing with astronomy.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions: Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials. Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.


Subject Headings

Subjects

European literature--Renaissance, 1450-1600
Literature, Medieval
Medicine
Religion
Science

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Medieval and Renaissance mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 1984, 2005-2006, 2007

Purchase: 1994, 1997, 2000-2001, 2004

Transfer: 1985-1986


Table of Contents


Bifolium from an illuminated Missal, Italian c.1450
Document which records accounts made on specific days between 1404 and 1405. Southern Germany [c.1404-1405]
fragment from the Book of Ezra and Nehemiah 15th cent.
Original leaves illustrating evolution of "black letter" types [1450-1517] (2 sets in portfolios.) (8 mounted leaves in each set.)
Original leaves illustrating evolution of roman types [1470-1935] (2 sets in portfolios.) (11 mounted leaves in each set.)
Annunciation to the Virgin on a cutting from an illuminated choirbook in Czech, on vellum [Czech Bohemia] c.1500
Book of Hours, in Latin [south-western Flanders (perhaps Bruges) c.1300
Chant manuscripts 15th century (3.5 bifolium) ((14 leaves))
Gradual music leaf, Monastery of Anghiarra, near Florence, Italy 1480
Incipit Lucij Annei Senecae Cordubensis Liber de moribus in quo notabiliter [et] eleganter vitae mores enarrat. From Selections Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. 1478
Bible. O.T. Apocrypha. Maccabees, 2nd, IX-X. Latin. Selections. 14th cent.
Ein nutzlich bergbuchley, . Ulrich Rülain von Calw. between 1497 and 1504
[On the melting and sorting of metals, etc.]. Early 16th cent. (?) title: Ein nutzlich bergbuchley
[Recipes used in metallurgy] 16th cent. (1 leaf) ((1 of 3 manuscripts)) title: Ein nutzlich bergbuchley
[Recipes used in metallurgy] 16th cent. (4 leaves) ((2 of 3 manuscripts)) title: Ein nutzlich bergbuchley
[Recipes used in metallurgy] 2nd quarter (?) of 16th cent. (7 leaves) ((3 of 3 manuscripts)) title: Ein nutzlich bergbuchley
Selections from Satirae 4-5 of Liber 1. Horace. 13th cent.
Scope and Contents
Includes most of Satire 4 of Book 1 of the Satirae and lines 1-16 of Satire 5.
Bible. Selections from Psalms XXXIII-XXXIV and LV-LVIII. 14th/15th cent.
Vibii Sequestris De fluminibus, fontibus, lacubus, memoribus, paludibus, montibus, gentibus per litteras. Vibius, Sequester. between 1475 and 1525
Richardus de duodecim patriarchis, . Richard of St. Victor. 1494
Scope and Contents
Includes vellum flyleaves of a late 13th century German manuscript in Latin containing parts of Psalms 22, 24, 30, and 31 and the entirety of Psalm 23.
Florentine blank book. mid-16th century title: pecia
Book of Hours, miniature late 15th century
Leaf from Austrian Gradual. Austria c.1150-1175
Manuscript in Latin, Gothic bookhand (2 leaves, 2 columns, 41 lines)
Scope and Contents
Removed from binding of PQ4274.G5 I8 1495, Boccaccio, Genealogiae deorum, Venice, 23 Feb., 1494/95, the gift of Rudolfaud Marion Gottfried.
Dominican Service Book, Northern Italy (possibly Verona) ca. 1357-1370
Wunderlin, Sebastian.In Cosmographiam Introductorium... [in Florentissimo studio Vienensi die Jacobi maioris 1523]
Scope and Contents
An unpublished cosmography which includes a reference to Vespucci's discover of the New World.
First Clinical Records Hospital (Battuti Bianch), Ferrara, Italy 1570-1580
Seneca's Tragedies
Illuminated Copybook in German and Latin 1590
French livre d'heures ca. 1430-1450 2 illuminated manuscript leaves
Nuremberg buch der geschlecte: Patricii res publicae Nuremberg, das ist 83 uhralte adeliche geschläct 1590
Manuscript Gradual Leaf on vellum with liturgy for Christmas. England 1400 A.D.
Manuscript Leaves on vellum, 2 fragmentary leaves, containing Liturgical Text 12th century
Johann Reger. Registrum Alphabeticum super octo libros Ptolomei: De Locus ac Mirabilibus Mundi: Tabula Modernae extra Ptolomaeum positae. Ulm 1486
Scope and Contents
This is a manuscript of the additional matter compiled by Teger for his edition (Ulm, 1486) of Ptolemy's Geographia.
Horologium equinoxiale 15th century
Scope and Contents
A manuscript describing how to create a universal equatorial sundial.
Contract between Guillaume Renouf and Guillaume of Campcervoux; monograph letter. 1385