Scribal pattern book
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- Scribal pattern book
- Bock, Gregorius
- Published / Created
- ca. 1510-1517
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Manuscript on parchment of Gregorius Bock, Scribal Pattern Book. This model book for scribes is composed of two parts. The first illustrates alphabets in various scripts; the alphabet is often preceded by a text written in that style. The second part of the codex is composed of decorative initials arranged alphabetically.
Binding: Twentieth century. Rebound in 1984 in the Yale University Conservation Studio. Non-adhesive paper binding.
Most passages of text in the first part begin with large decorative initials, primarily white floral designs on black grounds. Initial (green and red added) with full penwork border of swirling leaves on f. 1r; initial in colors and containing arms on f. 4r.
Some leaves stained, rubbed and difficult to read.
- ff. ii + 50 + ii : parchment ; 178 x 123 (115 x 90) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
Greek, Modern (1453-)
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 439
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- mixed material
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
- Bock, Gregorius
- Subject (Topic)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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Gregorius Bock, Scribal Pattern Book. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 439.
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