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Item numbers and illustration descriptions are taken from the printed catalogue. Not all items are represented on this website. Links lead to the first image from the manuscript in the gallery section, or to the initial image in the Learning Center slide show.

Bibles | Psalters | Books of Hours | Liturgical Manuscripts | Literary and Secular Manuscripts

Bibles

  1. Cutting from a Bible
    Inhabited Initial H from Exodus
    France, Champagne or Burgundy, c. 1150
    Glencairn Museum, Academy of the New Church, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 07.MS.632
  2. Bible with Missal
    Initial I with the Fall of Man, Noah's Ark, and the Sacrifice of Isaac; Crucifixion with the Mourning Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist
    France, Paris, c. 1220-40
    University of Pennsylvania, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Philadelphia, MS Codex 236
  3. Bible
    Initial L with the Tree of Jesse
    Northern France, probably Paris, c. 1250-60
    Swarthmore College Libraries, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Treasure MS BS 75 1200z
  4. Bible
    Initial I with King Cyrus as Builder; Initial T with Tobit bearing a Corpse; Initial E with Jonah in the Mouth of the Whale; Initial I with Zoomorphic Saint Mark the Evangelist
    Italy, Padua or Venice, c. 1260-80
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 36
  5. Bible
    Initial P with the Apostle Paul; Initial I with the Days of Creation, the Fall of Man, and the Expulsion from Paradise
    Italy, perhaps Naples or Genoa, by a French and an italian artist, c. 1260-80
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 37
  6. Cuttings from a Bible historiale by Guiart des Moulins
    Zecharia Prophesying the Coming of Christ (Zecharia 14:4); John on Patmos with the Seven-headed Beast (Revelation); Tree of Jesse (Matthew 1:1-17); Hosea and Gomer, the Birth of Jezreel (Hosea 1:1-5); Wisdom Personified (Wisdom); Amos Stands Near Jerusalem and Is Inspired by the Lord (Amos); Paul Giving His Letter to the Corinthians to a Kneeling Messenger (I Corinthians); Paul, Timothy (or Titus), and a Crowd (2 Timothy or Titus)
    France, Paris, c. 1400-1405
    By the workshop of the Virgil Master
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 8.13a-d, 8.14a, 8.15c, 8.16c, 8.18d
  7. Bible du XIIIe siècle
    King David and a Fool
    Genealogy of Jesus, with Matthew Writing His Gospel
    By the workshop of the Master of the Échivinage de Rouen
    France, Rouen, c. 1465-75
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 2

    Psalters

  8. Leaves from a Psalter
    Christ in Majesty; Two Female Saints; The Last Judgment; Madonna and Child; Mitred Bishop
    Southern Germany, c. 1175-1200
    Glencairn Museum, Academy of the New Church, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 07.MS.631,633,634,637,638
  9. Leaf from a Psalter
    Flight into Egypt; Massacre of the Innocents
    Central Germany, first half of the thirteenth century
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 44.2a
  10. Gallican Psalter with Canticles, Litany, and Two Prayers (Lewis Psalter)
    Journey of the Magi
    France, Paris, c. 1225-30
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 185
  11. Psalter with Calendar, Canticles, Collects, Litany, Office of the Dead, Hours of the Virgin, and the Seven Penitential Psalms
    Historiated Initial B with King David, the Blessed Man
    Northeastern France, c. 1270
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 9
  12. Gallican Psalter with Canticles, Litany, and Office of the Dead
    Historiated Initial D with a Saint before an Altar
    Flanders, c. 1270
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 181
  13. Gallican Psalter with Calendar, Canticles, Litany, and Collects
    King David in the Watery Deep
    Flanders, c. 1470
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 182
  14. Book of Hours for Sarum Use and Gallican Psalter with Canticles (Pembroke Hours)
    Edras Renewing the Law
    By the Master of Anthony of Burgundy
    Flanders, probably Bruges, c. 1465-70, with additions made in England c. 1550-65
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philip S. Collins Collection, 1945-65-2
  15. Gallican Psalter with Canticles
    Scenes from the Life of King David
    By Nikolaus Bertschi
    Germany, Augsburg, c. 1520
    The Library Company of Philadelphia, MS. 4

    Books of Hours

  16. Calendar Leaves from the "Hours of Henry VII"
    February: Keeping Warm; Pisces. June: Hay Mowing; Cancer. September: Making Wine; Libra.
    By Jean Bourdichon, 1457-1521
    France, Tours, c. 1500
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 11.19, 11.20, 11.22
  17. Leaf from a Book of Hours
    John on Patmos
    By Guillaume Hugueniot, active 1460-75
    France, Langes, c. 1465
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 9.7
  18. Book of Hours for Rouen Use
    The Visitation
    By the workshop of the Master of the Échivinage de Rouen
    France, Rouen, c. 1470
    The Library Company of Philadelphia, MS 5
  19. Book of Hours for Rome Use (Collins Hours)
    Nativity
    By the Master of the Collins Hours, active 1430s-40s
    Belgium, possibly Bruges, c. 1445-50
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philip S. Collins Collection, 1945-65-4
  20. Book of Hours for Paris Use
    Annunciation to the Shepherds
    France, probably Brittany, c. 1425
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 5
  21. Leaf from a Book of Hours
    Annunciation to the Shepherds
    By the Master of Guillaume Lambert, active 1475-85
    France, Lyons, c. 1485
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 11.2
  22. Book of Hours for Sarum Use (Mostyn Hours)
    Christ Carrying the Cross
    Probably by Illustrator B of Fitzwilliam Museum 56
    England, probably Lodnon, c. 1470
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philip S. Collins Collection, 1945-65-6
  23. Leaf from a Book of Hours for Rome Use
    Dream of Jacob
    France, Paris, c. 1550-55
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 11.16
  24. Book of Hours for Rome Use (Victorines-d'Auxy Hours)
    Crucifixion
    by Jean Colombe and his workshop, active 1463-c. 1493
    France, Bourges, c. 1475-80
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philip S. Collins Collection, 1945-65-15
  25. Book of Hours
    Christ Bids Farewell to His Mother
    By the Masters of the Suffrages
    Northern Netherlands, county of Holland, miniatures probably from :eiden, text c. 1475-1500, miniatures c. 1520
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 130
  26. Leaf from a Book of Hours
    The Ecce Homo
    France, c. 1440
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 18.4
  27. Book of Hours for Rome Use
    Pentecost
    By a member of the Gold Scrolls Group, active c. 1415-55
    Belgium, Bruges, 1430s
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 99
  28. Book of Hours for Rennes Use
    Transfiguration
    By the Luçon Master, active 1401-17
    France, Paris, c. 1405
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 4
  29. Book of Hours for Utrecht Use
    The Throne-of-Grace Trinity
    The Netherlands, c. 1500
    The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Krauth Memorial Library, 3478
  30. Book of Hours for Dominican Use
    King David in Penance
    By Liberale da Verona
    Italy, Siena, c. 1470
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 118
  31. Book of Hours for Bourges Use
    Bathsheba at her Bath, with Uriah Sent to his Death
    France, probably Bourges, c. 1500
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 86
  32. Book of Hours for Paris Use
    Virgin and Child Entertained by Angels
    By the Master of the Mazarin Hours, active c. 1408-20
    France, Paris, c. 1415-20
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 6, fol. 20v
  33. Book of Hours for Sarum Use
    The Martyrdom of Saint Thomas à Becket
    Belgium, Bruges, 1460-70
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 3
  34. Leaves from a Book of Hours
    Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child; The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula
    By the Master of Guillebert de Metz, active 1415-60
    Belgium, Flanders, c. 1440
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 5.20, 5.19
  35. Book of Hours for Rome Use
    The Three Living and the Three Dead
    By the Master of Edward IV, active 1470s-c. 1500
    Belgium, Bruges, late fifteenth century
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 108
  36. Book of Hours for Rome Use
    Dance of Death: The Pope and the Emperor
    France, Paris, early sixteenth century
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 113
  37. Book of Hours for Thérouanne Use
    Lazarus and Dives
    Northern France, Diocese of Thérouanne, first quarter of the sixteenth century
    The Library Company of Philadelphia, MS 24
  38. Book of Hours for Rome Use
    Monks Chanting the Office of the Dead
    France, Provence, probably Carpentras, c. 1450
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philip S. Collins Collection, 1945-65-8
  39. Book of Hours for Paris Use
    Burial, with Souls Released from Purgatory
    France, Paris, early sixteenth century
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 97
  40. Book of Hours for Sarum Use (Streeter-Piccard Hours)
    Souls Being Borne to Heaven
    By Nicholas Brouwer, active 1420-50
    Flangers, Bruges, c. 1440
    Bryn Mawr College Library, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, MS 27
  41. Nuns' Prayer Book
    Historiated Initial D with the Ecstasy of Mary Magdalene
    Germany, Cologne, c. 1450
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Ms Codex 141
  42. Devotional Drawing
    Anna Selbdritt (Saint Anne and the Virgin and Child) with a Dominican Friar
    Probably Southwest Germany, first half of the sixteenth century
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 42.29
  43. Prayer Book
    Two Angels Holding a Monstrance
    France, Saint Amand, 1538
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 176

    Liturgical Manuscripts

  44. Breviary for Rome Use
    Historiated Initial S with Three Marys and an Angel at the Tomb of Christ
    France, Paris, c. 1310
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 236
  45. Processional
    Saint Dominic and His Dog
    France, Paris, c. 1510
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 7
  46. Miniatures from a Gospel Lectionary (Evangelary)
    The Raising of Lazarus; The Three Marys at the Tomb
    Flemish-French border area, possibly Tournai, c. 1490-1500
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 42.24, 42.25
  47. Leaf from a Printed Missal
    Veneration of Saint Sebaldus
    Germany, Nuremberg, 1496
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 44.24a
  48. Missal for Rome Use
    Historiated Initial G with the Virgin and Her Symbols
    Souther Netherlands, possibly Hainault, c. 1530-50
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 157
  49. Cutting from an Antiphonary
    Historiated Initial Q with Saints Peter and Paul
    By a follower of Johannes von Valkenburg
    Germany, Cologne, c. 1325
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 4-3
  50. Cutting from an Antiphonary
    Historiated Initial A with the Resurrection of Christ
    Germany, Regensburg, c. 1300
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 44.15
  51. Leaves from a Gradual
    Historiated Initial B with the Trinity; Historiated Initial M with Christ Among the Apostles
    By the Master of the Morgan Biblia Pauperum
    Germany, Regensburg, c. 1435
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E. M. 64.2, 64.13
  52. Leaf from a Gradual
    Historiated initial R with the Resurrection of Christ
    Germany, Augsburg, late fifteenth century
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 67.7
  53. Leaves from an Antiphonary for the Use of the Order of the Holy Cross
    Historiated Initial F with Saints Cornelius, Peter, and Augustine; Historiated Initial L with Saint Augustine and a Monk from the Order of the Holy Cross
    Netherlands, probably Guelders (Cuijk?), c. 1510-20
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 67.13, 67.15
  54. Leaf from an Antiphonary
    Historiated Initial H with the Nativity
    Austria, Zwettl, c. 1440
    The Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 65.7
  55. Leaves from an Antiphonary
    Historiated Initial A with the Assumption of the Virgin; Historiated Initial I with Saint Agnes of Rome
    Austria, Zwettl, c. 1435
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 65.49, 65.50
  56. Leaf from an Antiphonary for Rome Use
    Historiated Initial R with the Appearance of the Resurrected Christ and the Descent into Limbo
    Spain, Castile, early sixteenth century
    Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, 54.1881
  57. Cutting from a Choir Book
    Historiated Initial with the Raising of Lazarus
    By a Sienese artists, sometimes identified as Memmo de Filippuccio, documented 1288-1324
    Italy, possibly Massa Marittima (near Siena), early 1320s
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 25.20
  58. Leaf from a Gradual
    Historiated Initial S with a Priest Offering the Eucharist
    By Lippo di Vanni, documented 1344-72
    Italy, Siena, mid-1340s
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 69.13
  59. Cutting from a Gradual
    Historiated Initial B with the Trinity
    By Niccolò di Ser Sozzo, first documented 1348, died 1363
    Italy, Siena, c. 1345-50
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 25.5
  60. Cutting from an Antiphonary
    Historiated Initial O with Saint Clement Praying
    By Tomasino da Vimercate (formerly known as the Master of the "Modena Hours"), documented 1410
    Italy, Milan, c. 1395
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 27.23
  61. Diurnal Antiphonary
    Historiated Initial I with Saints Peter and Paul
    Italy, Milan, early 1500s
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 10
  62. Cutting from a Gradual
    Historiated Initial L with the Prophet Isaiah
    By the Master B.F., sometimes identified as Francesco Binasco
    Italy, Milan, early 1500s
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 72.11b
  63. Leaf from an Antiphonary
    Historiated Initial I with the First Day of Creation
    Italy, Lombardy, late 1400s
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 70.13
  64. Leaf from an Antiphonary
    Historiated Initial S with Saint Paul
    By Antonio Maria da Villafora, active 1469-1511
    Italy, Padua, 1500-1511
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 69.20
  65. Leaf from a Gradual
    Historiated Initial A with King David in Penance
    By Pietro Vannucci, called Perugino, 1445/50-1523, with assistance
    Italy, Perugia or Rome, c. 1500
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 73.5
  66. Cuttings from a Missal made for Cardinal Giulio de' Medici
    Decorative Border and Historiated Initial S with the Holy Spirit
    By Matteo da Milano, active c. 1492-1523
    Italy, Rome, 1513-23
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 46.13

    Literary and Secular Texts

  67. Frontispiece of an Unidentified Text
    Presentation of a Book to Pope Julius II
    By the Master of Cardinal Antoniotto Pallavicini, active c. 1500
    Italy, Rome, c. 1503-13
    Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, 54.569
  68. Two Membranes from a Roll of the Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi by Peter of Poitiers
    Genealogical Tree with Miniatures of the Nativity, Crucifixion, and Resurrection; Wheel of Sevens
    Southern England, c. 1280
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 249 a, b
  69. La Cité de Dieu by Saint Augustine, translated and with commentary by Raoul de Praelles
    The Heavenly and Earthly Cities and God the Father in Heaven with the Fallen Angels
    By the Orosius Master and his workshop
    France, Paris, c. 1408-10
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philip S. Collins Collection, 1945-65-1
  70. La Voie de Povreté ou de Richesse (Le Livre du Chastel de Labour) by Jacques Bruyant
    The Author Joins Other Laborers in the Castle of Work
    By the workshop of the Bedford Master
    France, Paris or possibly Rouen, c. 1430-40
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 1
  71. Le Pèlerinage de la vie humaine by Guillaume de Deguileville
    The Pilgrim Arriving at the Sea of the World; The Devil Setting Snares at the Sea of the World; The Pilgrim Meeting Heresy
    By illuminators at the court of Angers
    France, Angers, 1437
    Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, MS 241/2
  72. Fall of Princes by John Lydgate
    Boccaccio Writing
    England, probably London, c. 1465-75
    Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, MS 439/16
  73. Roman de la Rose by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, with revisions by Gui de Mori
    Idleness and the Dreamer-Lover in the Garden of Pleasure
    By the workshop of Maître François
    France, Paris, c. 1440-80
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philip S. Collins Collection, 1945-65-3
  74. Les Regnars traversant les perilleuses voyes des folles fiances du monde by Jean Bouchet
    The Soul of a Dead Fox Burns in Hell in a Cauldron Stoked by Demons
    By an anonymous Ghent-Bruges artist
    Low Countries, probably Ghent, c. 1505-10
    Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, MS 197/30
  75. Lilium medicinae by Bernard de Gordon
    Initial A and Border with Winged Beast
    Southern England, 1348
    Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 10a 249
  76. Cutting from a Matricola
    The Archangel Michael Treading on the Dragon
    By Matteo di Ser Cambio
    Italy, Perugia, c. 1385
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E M 29.11a
  77. Leaf from a Dogale
    Pandolfo Guoro Praying to Christ
    In the style of the Master "T.o Ve."
    Italy, Venice, 1560-61
    Temple University Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection, Philadelphia, CST Coll. (1560)
  78. Constitutiones Clementinae by Clement V
    Presentation Scene
    Southern France, mid-fourteenth century
    Bryn Mawr College Library, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, MS 7
  79. Nova statuta, to the eighth year of Edward IV
    Historiated Initial E with King Edward IV and His Court
    England, probably London, c. 1470
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Carson LC 14/9.5
  80. The Edward IV Roll
    Chronicle of the History of the World from Creation to Woden, with a Genealogy of Edward IV
    England, after June 1461 (Edward IV's coronation) and before May 1`464 (his marriage), probably c. 1461
    The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 201

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