Book of Haggai


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Lat 441.1

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+"

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General Information

Material: vellum

Date of Origin: ca. 1240

Script, Hands:

Written in two columns of 44 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

Dimensions (Page Height): 160 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 99 – 105 mm

Height of Written Area: 100 – 101 mm

Width of Written Area: 67 – 70 mm

Number of Lines: 44

Number of Columns: 2

Width of Columns: 30 – 31 mm

Line Height: 2 – 3 mm

Book Decoration


One floriated, 4-line initial in red, blue, orange, and white, and pink; and another 16-line illuminated initial with entwined grotesque animal heads in gold, blue, red, pink, and white.


  • Content Item
    • Text Language: Latin
    • Title: Bible. Haggai
    • Content Description:

      Haggai 1:10-Zechariah 1:11