Les peines d'enfer

Cordiale quattuor novissimorum (French)

F-4hgp

Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 948

Elena Iourtaeva, Houghton Library, 2018

General Information

Material: vellum

Script, Hands:

The French text is written in black and red littera bastarda. 

General Remarks:

End of the prologue and caption to part 3 (recto) -- 2 lines of text ("Il fault cy declarer premierement et principipallement la nomination des peines") below a large miniature of the torments of hell (verso). 

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 210 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 143 mm

Height of Written Area: 135 – 160 mm

Width of Written Area: 95 mm

Number of Lines: 25 – 30

Number of Columns: 1

Line Height: 5 mm

Numbering (pages, folios, etc.):

f. 117

Book Decoration

Description:

- full-page painting showing Hell

- decorated initial "I"

Content

  • Content Item
    • Text Language: French
    • Title: Cordiale quattuor novissimorum
    • Content Description:

      End of the prologue and caption to part 3 (recto) -- 2 lines of text ("Il fault cy declarer premierement et principipallement la nomination des peines") below a large miniature of the torments of hell (verso). 

History

Persons and Institutions: Krumbhaar, E. B. (Edward Bell), 1882-1966 [former owner]

Bibliography

  • R. Wieck, Late medieval and renaissance illuminated manuscripts, 132-3., with discussion of the possible artist. Wieck refers to this ms. by a former call number "pfMS Typ 405b". 

  • De Ricci, ii. 1994 no. 7.

  • Bond and Faye, 276. 

  • Plummer, The last flowering, 42 no. 56. 

  • Harvard Libraries, HOLLIS # 010122258 

    http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/010122258/catalog