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New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Beinecke MS 294
Description: ff. i + 102 + i - Eighteenth century. Islamic. A flowered arabesque on a gilt central medallion deeply inset on brown goatskin with a border of lighter leather outlined with blind-tooled ropes. Spine blind-tooled with a gold-tooled title. Rebacked. - Belonged to Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (1766-1827) and to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 5514). 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 294.
Notes:-Manuscript on paper (partial unidentified watermarks) composed in three parts. Part I: Collection of passages on Mt. Sinai, from several authors. Part II: Paisius Hagiapostolites, History of Mt. Sinai, in rhyming verse. With Unidentified account of Alexander the Great. Part III: Unidentified account of the kings of Egypt.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BeineckeMS294_47
Language: Greek Century: 17th
View a detailed description: http://brbl-net.library.yale.edu/pre1600ms/docs/pre1600.ms294.htm

Part 1:
Description: - paper - 147 x 101 (ca. 109 x 80) mm.
Country: Cardinal point:
Region: Mt. Sinai; ConstantinopleCity:
Assigned Date: 1619, 1674; [ca. 1720-30]Searchable Date Range: 1619 - 1730
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Part I (ff. 1-4): Written by a single scribe, Constantine Raphael Byzantinus, in a well-formed minuscule. Part II (ff. 5-76): Scribe 1 copied the main text (ff. 5v-70r) in a delicate and well formed script. He signed his name, Jacobus, on f. 70r and dated the work 5 October 1619. An additional note that seems to localize the codex to Mt. Sinai, occurs in his hand at the top of f. 71v. Scribe 2 (ff. 70v-76v) wrote in a large, bold and carelessly executed minuscule. Part III (ff. 77-102): Written by a single copyist who completed the manuscript on 6 March 1674.
Notes: Part II: Main text is rubricated and preceded by a modest headpiece, in red. Crude headpiece added by Scribe 2. Part III: Small decorative initials with accompanying flourishes, in black. All folios waterstained in upper portion. Binding: Eighteenth century. Islamic. A flowered arabesque on a gilt central medallion deeply inset on brown goatskin with a border of lighter leather outlined with blind-tooled ropes. Spine blind-tooled with a gold-tooled title. Rebacked.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1:
Author: Paisius Hagiapostolites.
Other Associate: Alexander the Great 356-323 B.C.
Title: History of Mount Sinai, etc.
Subjects: Paisius Hagiapostolites.; Saint Catherine (Monastery : Mount Sinai); Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.; Egypt--History.;
Language(s): Greek