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Cincinnati, OH, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 9), no. 30

Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, Massachusetts) LIS 464 (Fall 2017) observations

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 180 – 185 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 125 – 130 mm

Height of Written Area: 90 mm

Width of Written Area: 60 mm

Number of Lines: 14

Number of Columns: 1

Book Decoration

Persons (Illuminators): Both sides of the fragment have been decorated on the three outer margins with rinceaux in blues, reds, and gold. There are no acanthus leaves but the rinceaux has taken over the entire margin. Initials and line fillers all contain red, blue, and gold and change color combination on each line. The line fillers also have scratchings within them.


  • Content Item
    • Content Description:

      List of saints including St. Peter Celestine and St. Eufemia



  Offered by Bernard Quaritch cat. 240 (1905), no. 230 and cat. 290 (1910), no. 253; Sold by Quaritch to C. L. Ricketts in 1922; C. L. Ricketts, in S. de Ricci, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada I:634, no. 116; Sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries, 23 February 1939, lot 217; Dismembered by Otto Ege or an associate; Leaves used as No. 30 in Ege’s “Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts” portfolio; Aquired by Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (OH) at an unknown date