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New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Beinecke MS 150
Description: (Vol. 1) ff. i + 117 + i ; (Vol. 2) ff. i + 148 + i - Volume 1, ca. 1904. Vellum case, gold-tooled. Volume 2, 1961. Orange goatskin gold-tooled, bound by Sidney Cockerell. - Vol. 1: The Gospel of Matthew was purchased by Professor Thomas Day Seymour in 1903. Professor Seymour then purchased the Gospel of Mark from a second unidentified source. The two portions were bound together by him in modern vellum, ca. 1904. The volume passed to his daughter, Mrs. George C. St. John in 1914 and was then presented to Yale by Mrs. St. John and her family in 1947. Vol. 2: Purchased by H. P. Kraus in 1960 from Sotheby's. Bought by Yale in 1967 with the Beinecke Rare Book Endowment Fund. - Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 150.
Notes:-Manuscript on parchment in two volumes. Vol. 1: Gospels of Matthew and Mark. Begins in the middle of Matthew 5.17. Volume 2: Gospels of Luke and John. Both volumes exhibit the same physical format and were clearly bound together at an earlier date.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BeineckeMS150_47
Language: Greek Country: Byzantine Empire Century: 11th
View a detailed description: http://brbl-net.library.yale.edu/pre1600ms/docs/pre1600.ms150.htm
View in the Beinecke's Digital Library: http://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3436623

Part 1:
Description: - parchment - 172 x 139 (114 x 78) mm.
Country: Byzantine EmpireCardinal point:
Region: ByzantiumCity:
Assigned Date: [between 1000 and 1050]Searchable Date Range: 1000 - 1050
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Written by a single copyist in minuscule script, with headings and tables of chapters in uncials; writing runs through guide-lines rather than sitting on them.
Notes: Full page portraits of Mark, Luke, and John; all are depicted on gold. Mark holds a codex in his left hand and touches his chin with the right. Luke (f. 3v, Vol. 2) writes in an open codex he is holding in his lap, while John (f. 87v, Vol. 2) holds a scroll bearing the opening phrases of his gospel. Illuminated headpieces and ornamental initials in gold with stylized foliage, before each book (except Mark); red initials at beginning of first, tenth, and twentieth lines of text. Bindings: Volume 1, ca. 1904. Vellum case, gold-tooled. Volume 2, 1961. Orange goatskin gold-tooled, bound by Sidney Cockerell.
Number of Texts: 1

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