Digital Scriptorium
New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Beinecke MS 252
Description: ff. ii + 222 + ii - Twentieth century. Brick-red goatskin, blind- and gold-tooled by the same binder as MS 241. - Belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 13866); his acquisition from Constantine Simonides. Purchased from L. C. Witten with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957. - Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 252.
Notes:-Manuscript on paper (sturdy, polished). Pages 99-170 contain Sermons and Lives of Saints for December 20 to February 2. Notations within the codex concerning the appropriate time for reading each item (e.g., "at the table") suggest that the collection was intended to be read aloud in a monastery.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Greek Country: Greece Century: 16th
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Description: - paper - 322 x 127 (122 x 133) mm.
Country: GreeceCardinal point:
Region: ByzantiumCity:
Assigned Date: [between 1500 and 1600]Searchable Date Range: 1500 - 1600
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Script: Written by a single scribe in a bold and carefully executed minuscule.
Notes: Watermarks consisting of a hat surmounted by six-pointed star, with countermark of cloverleaf plus the letter P and unidentified letter. Large initials, 7- to 5-line, skillfully drawn in red with many floral appendages, occur at the beginning of each sermon. Long rubricated incipits and small initials throughout the codex. Most pages are water- and wax-stained; some leaves have been repaired, others remain torn. Binding: Twentieth century. Brick-red goatskin, blind- and gold-tooled by the same binder as MS 241.
Number of Texts: 1

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Title: Sermons; Lives of saints.
Subjects: Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados.; Christian hagiography.; Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.; Monasticism and religious orders.; Sermons--Early works to 1800.;
Language(s): Greek