Book of Haggai


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

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

Page Height 160 mm
Page Width 99 – 105 mm
Height of Written Area 100 – 101 mm
Width of Written Area 67 – 70 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 30 – 31 mm
Number of Lines 44
Line Height 2 – 3 mm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


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