Western Manuscripts at Bridwell Library to 1650
Bridwell MS 20 [Canticum canticorum]
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[Canticum canticorm], f. 1r.
Title: [Canticum canticorum.]
Language: Dutch.
Origin: [Netherlands: c. 1480].
Description: Illuminated manuscript on paper. 159 leaves. 21 x 15 cm. Textblock: 15.2 x 11 cm.
Binding: Modern calf with gilt spine. In slipcase.
Comments: Written in gothic batarde script with brown and red ink, in a single column of 28 lines; pricked and ruled. Exposition on Song of Songs in Dutch.
Decoration: First leaf has gilded red and blue initial "H" and border with purple filigree. Red initials throughout.
Provenance: (1) Alfred Bull. (2) John Catherwood. (3) Brentano's, Chicago, 1947. (4) Dr. Lyle Sellers, Dallas, 1947-1964. (5) Baylor University Medical Center Library, Dallas, 1964-2001. (6) Long term deposit at Bridwell Library, Dallas, 2001
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