Book of Esther


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Lat 441.2

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

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General Information

Material: vellum

Script, Hands:

Written in two columns of 43 lines, in brown ink in a small "pearl script" gothic bookhand measuring 2mm or less in height, with initials and numerals in red and blue ink; probably written at Paris. Includes later 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: 100 – 105 mm

Width of Written Area: 65 – 67 mm

Number of Columns: 2

Width of Columns: 30 – 31 mm

Number of Lines: 43

Line Height: up to 2 mm