Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes

F-y66e

Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Lat 441.4

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+"

Description URL: http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990146138850203941/catalog

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 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): 110 mm

Height of Written Area: 103 – 105 mm

Width of Written Area: 60 – 61 mm

Number of Lines: 43

Number of Columns: 2

Width of Columns: 29 – 31 mm

Line Height: up to 2 mm

Book Decoration

Description:

Three floriated, 6-line initials in red, blue, white, orange, brown, and pink; two of these have grotesque animals, with one entwined outside the initial with the body residing in the margins.