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1. De situ Dunelmi : manuscript poem [1640 ... 1677] Online

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5 pages
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Stanford Manuscripts
20 lines of Old English alliterative verse describing the city of Durham, England, and mentioning St. Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. Following the poem are 2 1/2 lines in prose relating to St. Cuthbert. Dealer's correspondence with Neil Ker, a paper by Donald K. Fry, "A newly discovered version of the Old English poem DURHAM, " 1992; and a paper by Daniel Paul O'Donnell, "Junius's knowledge of the Old English poem DURHAM, " accompany the text.
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1 item (2 leaves); 29 cm.
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Stanford Manuscripts
Written on behalf of the Florentine Republic, this letter instructs Vettori to travel to Germany where he is to gain an audience with Emperor Maximilian and attempt to learn the intents of the Emperor vis à vis Rome.
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Book
1 leaf ; 552 x 362 mm. (housed in print box)
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1 v. (94 leaves): vellum; 22 cm.
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Stanford Manuscripts
This manuscript is the workng copy used by the Venetian printer Giovanni Tacuine for the first printed edition (1501) of SANCTAE CATHARINAE SENENSIS; it contains notations by the men who prepared it for printing.
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5. Medieval fragment, ca. 1490? [1490] Online

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1 leaf.
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6. Horae [1480 ... 1499] Online

Archive/Manuscript
1 v. (168 leaves): vellum, 20 cm.
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Stanford Manuscripts
Included are the following parts: Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Ghost, Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, Penitential Psalms, Lessons from the Four Gospels, Litany of the Saints, and Diverse prayers. There are five miniatures and twenty large initials done in the Franco-Flemish style which followed the school of the brothers Van Eyck; the illumination also shows the influence of the School of Fouquet.
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Archive/Manuscript
1 v. ([399] leaves)
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Stanford Manuscripts
A collection of the legendary lives of the greater saints of the medieval church. Text complete.
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Book
225 leaves: parchment, ill., 114 mm. by 75 mm.
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Stanford Manuscripts
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9. Andria / Terence : manuscript leaf [1450 ... 1460] Online

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1 leaf, 250 x 177 mm (169 x approximately 125 mm)
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Stanford Manuscripts
Andria, Act V, scene 4, line 15 – scene 6, line 19.
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10. Bucolics, Georgics, and the Aeneid [1450 ... 1499] Online

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1 v. (178 leaves): parchment; 25 cm.
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Stanford Manuscripts
Copied here are Virgil's chief works.
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11. De officiis: Libri tres [1450 ... 1499] Online

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1 v. (122 leaves): 22 cm.
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Stanford Manuscripts
This manuscript contains the complete text of DE OFFICIIS, followed by the poetic funeral epitaphs for Cicero's tomb by the "duodecim sapientes."
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12. Dragmaticon [1450 ... 1499] Online

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1 volume (89 leaves); 21 cm.
Collection
Stanford Manuscripts
The Dragmaticon is Williams' revision, made ca. 1144-50, of his most important work, De Philosophia Mundi. Written in dramatic dialogue form, the Dragmaticon touches on all aspects of "The science of the world, " i.e. astronomy, geography, meteorology and medicine. Further, it attempts to reconcile discrepancies between church doctrine and scientific observation.
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13. Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis [1450 ... 1499] Online

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1 v. (109 leaves): vellum; 18 cm.
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Stanford Manuscripts
Included are the following parts: Calendar, Officium Sanctae Crucis, Horae de Sancto Spirito, Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis, Horae ... secundum Romanae Ecclesiae, Psalmi Poenitentiari, Vigilie mortuorum, Oratio, and, by a different hand, prayers of Saint Colette. The initials are particularly well executed, as are the borders.
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14. Medical and astrological texts [1450 ... 1480] Online

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1 v. (76 leaves); 23 cm.
Collection
Stanford Manuscripts
An anthology of 15 medical and astrological texts including Guido of Bologna, Utrum Eger Liberetur aut Non, William of England, De Urina Non Visa, Caciagurea, Aphorismi, pseudo-Hippocrates, De'Astrologia, Gentile da Foligno, De Diebus Creticis, etc.
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15. Book of Hours and Psalter [1440 ... 1460] Online

Archive/Manuscript
1 v. (221 leaves) : vellum; 15 cm. x 11 cm.
Collection
Stanford Manuscripts
A Calendar (f.1); the Fifteen O's (f.7); Memorials to the Saints (f.13); the Hours of the Virgin, Use of Sarum, with Matins (f.22), Lauds (f.29) incorporating further Memorials, Prime (f.46), Terce (f.45), Sext (f.48), None (f.50), Vespers (f.52) and Compline (f.54); the Joys of the Virgin (f.58v) preceded by a long rubric telling that St. Thomas Becket had the text revealed to him by the Virgin Mary, followed by other efficacious and votive prayers ascribed to St. Jerome and Bede; the Penitential Psalms (f.69), Psalms of Degree and Litany; and, very unusually in a Book of Hours, the whole Psalter and Canticles (ff.86-221). Two full-page miniatures, eleven large illuminated initials, and twenty-six historiated initials.
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Two leaves, recto and verso, mounted and bound in an oversize linen folder.
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Stanford Manuscripts
Entries are for the letters "S" and "T" of this important German-Latin dictionary. The first edition appeared in 1467.
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17. Breviary [1410 ... 1417] Online

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1 v. (240 leaves): parchment; 10 cm.
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Stanford Manuscripts
Written for the Carthusian house of Val de la Bénédiction in Villeneuve-les-Avignon.
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18. Geoffrey Chaucer : portrait, 14--. [1400 ... 1499] Online

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1 item.
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Stanford Manuscripts
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19. Lectionary, in Latin : manuscript fragments [1400 ... 1499] Online

Book
2 partial leaves (used as pastedowns in a volume of Omphalius, De elocutionis imitatione ac apparatu liber unus, Cologne, Birckmann and Richwin, 1563).
Collection
Stanford Manuscripts
The text of the the first leaf includes a discussion of St. Aethelwold and mention of the monasteries of Winchester and Barking. The text of the second leaf is from Rabanus Maurus, Commentariorum in Matthaeum libri octo. Both leaves contain the abbreviated heading 'l[e]c[tio]' suggesting lessons for liturgical reading, but the script is not that of a conventional lectionary for ecclesiastical or monastic use. [from dealer descrption]
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Book
1 bifolium, 73 x 335 mm.
Collection
Stanford Manuscripts
From a university text book. The manuscript frequently cites Aristotle and "sensus et sensibilis" (the little treatise of Aristotle is sometimes called "De sensu et Sensibili). Besides sensation the fragment mentions motion, form, intellect, and odour. [dealer description]
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