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New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Beinecke MS 308
Description: ff. 258 - 16th-17th centuries. Sewn on four vegetable fiber cords or with four chains laced into horizontal grooves on the outside of wooden boards which have deep edge grooves forking at the corners. The cords or chains are visible on the round spine which is lined with cloth which extends over about half of the outside of the boards. The headbands are Western. Covered in dark red goatskin, now brown, with corner tongues. Remains of two leather fastenings, probably braids, laced through two pairs of holes in the lower board, holes for the pins in the edge of the upper one. Triple blind-tooled fillets form an intersecting pattern more or less the same on both boards and the spine. - Purchased from Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., by Thomas E. Marston in 1957 who gave it to Yale in 1960. - Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 308.
Notes:-Manuscript on parchment of excerpts from the four Gospels. With Brief selections from the Epistles, added by a later hand.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BeineckeMS308_47
Language: Greek Country: Byzantine Empire Century: 13th
View a detailed description: http://brbl-net.library.yale.edu/pre1600ms/docs/pre1600.ms308.htm

Part 1:
Description: - parchment - 205 x 156 (145 x 95) mm.
Country: Byzantine EmpireCardinal point:
Region: ByzantiumCity:
Assigned Date: [between 1200 and 1300]Searchable Date Range: 1200 - 1300
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Written by a single scribe in a rather variable minuscule which has faded unevenly. Some sections have been retraced by a later hand. Added texts on ff. 2v, 257v-258v are in another later hand.
Notes: Elaborate headpieces, 4- to 2-line initials with stylized florals, plain 1-line initials and headings, all in red, covered with gold on ff. 4r-29v. Binding: 16th-17th centuries. Sewn on four vegetable fiber cords or with four chains laced into horizontal grooves on the outside of wooden boards which have deep edge grooves forking at the corners. The cords or chains are visible on the round spine which is lined with cloth which extends over about half of the outside of the boards. The headbands are Western. Covered in dark red goatskin, now brown, with corner tongues. Remains of two leather fastenings, probably braids, laced through two pairs of holes in the lower board, holes for the pins in the edge of the upper one. Triple blind-tooled fillets form an intersecting pattern more or less the same on both boards and the spine.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1:
Title: Gospels.
Subjects: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.; Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.;
Language(s): Greek