Jeremiah and Lamentations


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 30.1

General Information

Material vellum
Script, Hands

Manuscript in a gothic book hand in brown ink in two columns of 48 lines each; with rubrics and initials, chapter headings, and decorative pen work in red and blue. 

General Remarks

Fragment from the same manuscript Bible as MS Typ 30. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Original Condition

Page Height 330 mm
Page Width 217 – 219 mm
Height of Written Area 185 mm
Width of Written Area 129 – 130 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 59 – 60 mm
Number of Lines 48
Line Height 3 – 4 mm

"Jeremiah" in top right corner of recto, indicating the section of the Bible on the page

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Includes a historiated initial in blue, pink, lavender, orange, and gold featuring a miniature of the prophet Jeremiah; and a foliated initial in blue, gold, pink, and red.


  • Content Item
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title Bible. Jeremiah
  • Content Item
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title Bible. Lamentations