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Ms. Codex 1073 Illumineirr buch künstlich alle Farben zu machen und bereidenn allen Briefmalern sampt andern solcher kunsten liebhabern nutzlich unnd gutt zu wissen
TitleIllumineirr buch künstlich alle Farben zu machen und bereidenn allen Briefmalern sampt andern solcher kunsten liebhabern nutzlich unnd gutt zu wissen
- Boltz, Valentin, d. 1560
Other related names
- Maximilian Heinrich, Archbishop and Elector of Cologne, 1621-1688, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1073
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4227068
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageMostly in German, with significant sections of the text in Latin. Some notations on the front and back end-leaves (dating from later than the text itself) are in Latin
The majority of the manuscript comprises an approximately complete copy of Valentin Boltz's Illuminierbuch (Basel, 1549), on the practice of illumination of manuscripts, and the artistic use of pigments. The version of the title of Boltz's work given on the title page seems to correspond to that of editions published from 1552 on. With respect to the content of Boltz's work, the manuscript begins with the preface (f. 3r-4r), followed by a section on the preparation of inks (Von Dinten; f. 5r-6v) that occurs near the end of the published work. Roughly the second half of the manuscript corresponds to what seems to be the entire rest of the text (f. 51r-108v). In the first half, the manuscript contains additional material (f. 7r-48v), written partly in Latin, that appears to concern the same subject matter. The last part of the subtitle given on the title page refers to a division into seven books; however, the only noticeable division into books is a reference to the beginning of the third book (Incipit liber tertius; f. 88r), which occurs at the point corresponding to the beginning of the second of two books in Boltz's published work.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (f. 1r).
Extent102 leaves : 155 x 198 (100 x 160) mm. bound to 156 x 200 mm
FoliationPaper, 102; 1, 3-39, 42-48, 51-72, 74-108; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Contemporary foliation sometimes partially or fully lost due to the trimming of pages. The following leaves appear to be missing: 40, 41, 49, 50, and 73. Folio 2 skipped in contemporary foliation but no leaf appears to be lacking. Additional leaves appear to be missing at the end of the manuscript.
BindingContemporary vellum (Zacour-Hirsch).
- Formerly owned by Maximilian Heinrich, Archbishop of Cologne: "Wir Maximilian Heinrich Ertzbischoff zu Kollen" (f. 4v) in brown ink (likely contemporary with the notes written in Latin on the endleaves).
- Sold by Emil Offenbacher (New York), 1955.
- Illumination of books and manuscripts--Early works to 1800
- Illumination of books and manuscripts--Technique
- Manuscripts, German--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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