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Medieval Manuscripts, Incunables, and Early-Print Leaves Collection


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Medieval Manuscripts, Incunables, and Early-Print Leaves Collection, 1207-1769 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Title: Medieval Manuscripts, Incunables, and Early-Print Leaves Collection, 1207-1769Add to your cart.

ID: 5/RB 04

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Subjects: Music, Poetry

Forms of Material: Liturgics.

Languages: French, German,MiddleHigh(ca.1050-1500), Latin, Persian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is made up primarily of Western manuscripts, incunables and early-print leaves of French, Italian, English, and German origins. Most are examples of religious publications, medical texts, or stories.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Physical Access Note: Stored in vault.

Acquisition Source: Purchased from various sources.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 3: Book of Hours, 15th centuryAdd to your cart.
Leaf of manuscript on vellum from a French Book of Hours, late 15th century.  Instead of the customary liturgical black letter, this is written in batarde characters, the marginal border has acanthus leaves (which in very early books were used to symbolized Paradise) and flowers.  Borders and initials are heightened with brushed gold. 2 pages.
Folder 4: Book of Hours, 15th centuryAdd to your cart.
Leaves from an early 15th century Book of Hours, probably of English origin.  The characters are in liturgical black letter.  The initials are heightened with gold leaf and red and blue are used.  4 leaves.
Folder 5: Parisian Book of Hours, 1513Add to your cart.
1 leaf.
Folder 6: St. Jerome's Interpretation of Hebrew Names, 1310Add to your cart.
Vulgate. Vellum. Paris, France.The text comprises a long alphabetical list of Latinized Hebrew words, followed by their meanings, translations or explanations. Mostly they are names of characters in the Old Testament
Folder 7: Psalterium Dairdis. (Usum Romanum), 15th centuryAdd to your cart.
Italy. 1 leaf
Folder 8: Manuscript Missal., circa 1350Add to your cart.
Perugin, Italy.  1 leaf.
Folder 9: Item multiple pagesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Breviarium Romanum, 1464Add to your cart.
The Breviary contains the services to be said or sung at the canonical hours.  This leaf is from a book written at a Cistercian Abbey at Lucca, Germany near Hanover, dated 1464 and so was written within the first decade after the invention of printing with movable type.
Folder 11: Music manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Music manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Music manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Leaf of Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichthumer des Heils, "The Sixty-Fifth Figure" and "The Sixty-Six Figure", 1491Add to your cart.
Wood engravings by Michael Wolgemut
Folder 15: Leaf of German Bible, Samuel I.16 (Luther Bible), 1584Add to your cart.
Printed by Heirs of Hans Krafft, Wittenberg
Folder 16: Leaves of the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493Add to your cart.
Printed by Anton Koberger. 7 leaves and 1 folio page.
Folder 17: Herbal leaf, a first edition, 1560Add to your cart.
Used by many of the medical men in Europse.  It describes every known plant, herb, and animal life.  Also included are cures, virtues, and precautions that should be taken.
Folder 18: From the King James Bible, English Protestant Translation, 1613.  Printed by Robert Barker at London.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Old and New Testament, printed in London. 1523.  Translation from Hebrew to Latin.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: German religious work.  1768Add to your cart.
Folder 21: French edition. Hippocrates influenced.  Printed in Lyon, 1567, with privilege of the King.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: English prayer book. Printed in London, 1606Add to your cart.
Printed during a time there where tensions within the church.  It was necessary to explain, to interpret, and to help the congregation to comprehend religious functions.
Folder 23: Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire Raisonne leaf. Printed in Paris, 1705. [French Encyclopedia)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Sermones Sacro-Morales leaf.  1740Add to your cart.
Folder 25: A leaf from Historia. 1769.Add to your cart.
History of Religion as well as the Catholic Church structure.  The book discusses many problems, as well as the expulsion of Martin Luther.
Folder 26: A manuscript leaf from the Koran.  Arabic, 1207Add to your cart.
Red lettering is in Persian and the black words are Arabic.  Gold leafing and blue color are also used.
Folder 27: Galeno Ascripti Libri leaf. 1515Add to your cart.
Highlighting the muscles in the knee, leg and arm. Human physiology.  Medical text of Doctor Galen.
Folder 28: Leaf from a Roman Missale. 4 line music staff.  Printed in Paris, 1635.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Unidentified etching.Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: From the Collected Works of Geoffery Chaucer. London, 1598Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Las Quatorze Decadas de Tito Livio. Printed in Saragossa by George Coci, 1520.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscript Missal. Milan, Italy. 1400Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Early 16th century printed leaf of Book of Hours. Paris, France. Printed by Antoine Verard.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Leaf from the Fourth Folio of Shakespeare's Play, "The Tragedy of Cymbeline." Printed in London. 1685Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Folio leaves of Voragine's "Golden Legend". Printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 1498  England.  [Contains a part of the concluding portion of the life of Saint Elizabeth]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: F. Hurand, published (Paris, 1714)  N. de L'Armessin was the engraverAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Leaf from "Aesops Fables" printed by Francis Halma (Amsterdam, 1701)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Thomas Aquinas. Opuscula. Printed by Petro Liechtenstein in Venice, Italy. 1508Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Book of Hours.  Holland. 15th century.  Manuscript leafAdd to your cart.
Badly stained and partially illegible
Folder 11: Antoninus. Printed by Johann Klein in Lyon, 1500Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Cornucopia of Nicholas Perottus.  Printed by Aldine press in Venice, 1513.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Calligraphic manuscript.  Italian, circa 1750.  Containing sermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Complete Caxton leaf, "Policronicon" by Ranulf Hidgen.  Printed by William Caxton, 1482, Westminter.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Manuscript leaf of hymnalAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Woodcuts by Albrecht Durer, created between 1509-1512.  Cuts were for The Small Passion.Add to your cart.
They are: Christ before Pilate, The Duarium of Saint Veronica and Christ on the Cross.
Folder 17: leaf of Aramenian Bible. [need to verify]Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Persian manuscript,  circa 1478Add to your cart.
Persian and Arabic characters
Folder 19: Sheep skin manuscript, 1385Add to your cart.
The text is from a French misselle.
Folder 20: Caxton Leaf from Chaucer's Canteruby Tales, 1478Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Writing on Talipat palm leaf from Ceylon. circa 1474Add to your cart.
The text is in Sinhalese, deals with amulets and charms for warding off disease.
Folder 22: Works of Benjamin Jonson, printed in Londong in 1640.  Folio edition of "Remedie of Love"Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "The Seige of Thebes" by John Lydgate, circa 1422, England. FolioAdd to your cart.

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