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Le miroir de humaine saluation [manuscript].

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Names: Ludolf, | Philip, | Holford, Robert Stayner, | Holford, George Lindsay, | Rosenbach, A. S. W. | Silver, Louis H., | Niédrée, Jean-Edouard,
Published: [Flanders, ca. 1455]
Topics: Salvation - Early works to 1800. | Typology (Theology) - Early works to 1800. | Manuscripts, French. | Bible - History of Biblical events - Early works to 1800.
Genres: Illuminated manuscripts - Flanders - 1455. | Bastarda - Flanders - 1455.
Online Access: Full text of Newberry Library's copy
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Uniform Title: Speculum humanae salvationis. French. 1455.
Physical Description: [43] leaves : ill ; 382 x 283 (210 x 155) mm.
Language Note: French.
Notes: Title from verso of leaf [42].
Translated from the Latin: Speculum humanae salvationis. The Latin text is usually attributed to Ludolphus de Saxonia. The French translator is not identified. The present version (chapters 1-42 only) is an abridgement of the original.
The text is probably the same as that of Ms. fr. 1363 in the Musée Condé, Chantilly. The physical characteristics of this ms. are so similar to those of the Condé ms. as to make it seem probable that the two mss. were made at about the same time, possibly in the same scriptorium. The miniatures are similar in subject but quite different in execution. Cf. Litz-Per-drizet, Speculum humanae salvationis, v.1, p. 105 (no. 242) and p. 331 (no. 242); F. Gruyer, Chantilly, Le cabinet des livres, manuscrits, v.1, p. 128-130 (no. 139); and J. Meurgey, Les proncipaux manuscrits à peintures du Musée Condé, p. 138-144, and plates XCVI-XCVIII.
Layout: Written in 28 lines in double columns; ruled in violet ink; catchwords.
Script: Written in lettre bâtarde.
Decoration: 168 square miniatures; some fully colored, some partly grisaille, perhaps unfinished, within gold frames at the head of each column, following the iconographic conventions for chapters 1-42. Blue, green, and pink acanthus spray margins under the outer column of the verso of each folio in the presence of standard gold dentelle initials with white patterning on grounds of magenta and blue 4 lines high. Each initial extended to form a gold baguette in the outer left margin. Similar minor dentelle initials throughout.
Origin: Copied and decorated in Flanders, ca. 1455.
Other Names: Ludolf, von Sachsen, approximately 1300-1377 or 1378, attributed name.
Philip, Duke of Burgundy, 1396-1467, former owner.
Holford, Robert Stayner, 1808-1892, former owner.
Holford, George Lindsay, Sir, 1860-1926, former owner.
Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952, former owner.
Silver, Louis H., former owner.
Niédrée, Jean-Edouard, 1803-1854, binder. ICN
Newberry Library. Manuscript. Case MS 40.

More Details for: Le miroir de humaine saluation