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Toronto, ON, Massey College in the University of Toronto, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 17), no. 30

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

Original Condition

Page Height: 180 – 185 mm

Page Width: 125 – 130 mm

Height of Written Area: 90 mm

Width of Written Area: 60 mm

Number of Columns: 1

Number of Lines: 14

History

Provenance:

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 Massey College in at an unknown date.

Other available descriptions

  • Parke-Bernet Galleries, London, Wilson's Ornithology, Boswell papers, other material : collected by the late Ormond G. Smith, removed from his New York City home and sold by order of the heir, Gerald H. Smith ; selections from the library of the late Florence Mathews of New York, sold by order of United States Trust Company of New York and G. Forrest Butterworth, Jr., executors, Milton's 'Paradise Lost', Goldsmith's 'Vicar of Wakefield, from the library of Adelaide B. Baylis, New York, illuminated and other manuscripts of the XIII-XVI centuries, Phillips' Ducks, Audubon's Birds of America ; property of two mid-western private collectors, flower prints ... sets of standard authors and other properties. 23 February 1939
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  • Quaritch cat. 240 (1905)
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  • de Ricci, Seymour. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: American Council of Learned Societies, 1935-1937.
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