Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Lat 441

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

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General Information

Material: vellum

Script, Hands:

Written in two columns of 42-45 lines, in brown ink in a small "pearl script" gothic bookhand measuring 2mm or less in height, with initials and headings in red and blue ink. Probably written at Paris. Includes marginal notes and line numbering by 5s, probably written in the 14th century in England.

General Remarks:

Possibly forms a part of a whole that would include MS Lat 441, 441.1, 441.2, 441.3 and 441.4, Houghon Library.

Original Condition

Page Height: 160 mm

Page Width: 95 – 100 mm

Height of Written Area: 102 – 105 mm

Width of Written Area: 68 – 70 mm

Number of Columns: 2

Width of Columns: 30 – 32 mm

Number of Lines: 42 – 45

Line Height: up to 2 mm

Current Condition

More about the Current Condition:

Bound in three-quarter vellum with marbled paper boards.

Book Decoration


Two floriated, 6- to 7-line initials in gold, red, blue, white, and pink, one with an animal, possibly a gryphon