Speculum humanae salvationis

Record ID: 
77070
Accession number: 
MS M.140
Title: 
Speculum humanae salvationis
Created: 
Franconia, Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400.
Binding: 
16th century, backed with stamped pigskin, paper boards covered with vellum from a missal, 2 leather ties; inscribed on back: Specu/lum - Salv/tionis; in blue morocco case lettered: Speculum Humanae Salvationis - German Ms. on vellum XV cent.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
51 leaves (2 columns, 25 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 310 x 230 mm
Provenance: 
Owned (1858) by Boone (S.L. Sotheby, Principia typographica, 1858; v. 1, p. 155); bought Jul. 24, 1896 by Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 102; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. in rhyme; written and illuminated in Franconia, Germany, probably Nuremberg, late 14th century; an inscription on fol. 1 attributes authorship to Nicolas of Lyra.
Decoration: 192 colored drawings of Old and New Testament types and antitypes.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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