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New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 052
Description: ff. i + 46 + i - Bound in light blue velvet. - Bought by Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1833. Purchased for Spencer from William H. Robinson, London, and accessioned in 1947. - De Ricci, Supplement, 333. Dictionary Catalog, Spencer Coll., 904. G. Kornrumpf, "Die o"sterreichischen Historienbibeln IIIa und IIIb,"Deutsche Bibelu"bersetzungen des Mittelalters ed. Heimo Reinitzer, (Bern etc., 1991), 350-74. - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 24.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. Jeffrey Hamburger for his extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 6
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLSpencer052_42
Language: German Country: Hungary Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-46v
Description: - Paper - Crossed keys similar to Briquet 3887. - 301 x 218 mm - 40 lines per page in two columns, ruled in very light black ink. Prickmarks visible.
Country: HungaryCardinal point:
Region: City: Eberau
Assigned Date: s. XV3/4Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1475
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1464, August 24
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Scribe(s): Heinricus Wolff of Bamberg
Script: Gothic cursive
Figurative Decoration: 57 tinted drawings and historiated initials
Other Decoration: Historiated initials on gold fields. Some initials never inserted, although space had been left for them and the guideletter written into the space in a tiny cursive hand.
Notes: Colophon with scribe's name, and place and date of production are in the bulk of the ms, now Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Mgf 567a-b; a piece of Genesis now Mainz, Gutenberg-Museum, GM Hs. 1, ff. 159-168. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-46v
Title: Liber Genesis
Language(s): German
Notes: The Spencer manuscript's ff. 1-2 and 12 should correctly be ff. 228-229 and 242 of the Berlin manuscript. 
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f. 1   The prophet Micheas; the strip of paper at the top with the running headline "Liber Genesis" has been added to this leaf to simulate the opening of a text.

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f. 5   Roundel of the creation of light by God the Father, standing in a landscape with a city on a hill in the background.

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f. 9v   Temptation of Adam by Eve who hold out the the apple, as the snake (with the head of a woman) and God look on; the drawing expands beyond the column-width space into the outer margin and inter-column areas.

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f. 20   Return of the dove to the Ark, as Noah reaches out to it.

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f. 35   Jacob and his dream of angels ascending a ladder into heaven.

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f. 46v   Explicit of text.

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