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HRC Manuscripts

Below you will find a list of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's medieval manuscripts.


Andachtsbuch

  • Language:16c
  • Country of origin:Germany
  • Description:Decorated, bastarda script, paper, 15.6 x 10.3. Harry Ransom Center

Antiphonary (winter temporal)
Catholic Church

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, musical notation, parchment, 55 x 39. Parsons Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Antiphonary, Temporal (summer)
Catholic Church

  • Language:16c.
  • Country of origin:Spain
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, musical notation, parchment, ca. 55.5 x 36.5. Cooper Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Antiphonary, Temporal (winter)
Catholic Church

  • Language:16c
  • Country of origin:Spain
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, muscial notation, parchment, 57.5 x 37.5. Cooper Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Appointment of Cortes as Capatain-New Spain
Charles V of Spain

  • Language:1529
  • Country of origin:Spain
  • Description:Illuminated, rotunda script, parchment, 52.6 x 44. Stark Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Bible

  • Language:13c
  • Country of origin:England
  • Description:Decorated, textualis script, parchment, 18.6 x 13. Harry Ransom Center

Bible pledged at Oxford

  • Language:mid 13c
  • Country of origin:S. France?
  • Description:Decorated, textualis script, parchment, 19 x 14. Harry Ransom Center

Book of devotions
Catholic Church

  • Language:late 19c-early 20c
  • Country of origin:England
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, parchment, 14.8 x 9.9. Stark Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Breviary
Catholic Church

  • Language:late 14-15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Illuminated and decorated with 19c. overpainting, rotunda script, parchment, 23.6 x 17.5. Parsons Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Breviary for Congregation of St. Justina
Catholic Church

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, parchment, 13 x 9. Harry Ransom Center

Brief Chronicle of French Rulers, A Dialogue, Treatise on the Dream of Scipio, History and Custom of

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Illuminated, cursive script, paper, 13.7 x 9.5. Harry Ransom Center

Canterbury Tales, Cardigan Ms.
Chaucer

  • Language:ca. 1450
  • Country of origin:England
  • Description:Anglicana script, parchment, 29.5 x 21.5. Harry Ransom Center

Canterbury Tales, Plowman's Tale
Chaucer

  • Language:after 1542
  • Country of origin:England
  • Description:Anglicana script, paper, 32.7 x 22.5. Stark Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Canterbury Tales, two fragments
Chaucer

  • Language:1450-70
  • Country of origin:England
  • Description:Anglicana script, paper, ca. 28 x 21. Phillips Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Chroniques (Book I)
Jean Froissart

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Illuminated, bastarda script, parchment, 28.6 x 35.9. Parsons Collections, Harry Ransom Center

De bello Catilinae and De bello Jugurthinum
Sallust

  • Language:early 15c
  • Country of origin:Italy, Florence
  • Description:Decorated, humanistic textual script, parchment, 21.7 x 15.5 Harry Ransom Center

De imitatione Christi and other works
Thomas a Kempis

  • Language:1460
  • Country of origin:Germany
  • Description:Decorated, cursiva textualis script, parchment and paper, 20.4 x 15.2. Parsons Collection, Harry Ransom Center

De natura rerum
Bede

  • Language:early 11c
  • Country of origin:Germany
  • Description:Decorated, Caroline miniscule, parchment, 22.0 x 16.4. Harry Ransom Center

De oratore
Cicero

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Illuminated, humanistic textual script, parchment, 23.8 x 16.5. Harry Ransom Center

De perfectione vitae spiritualis

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Decorated, humanistic cursive script, parchment, 14.5 x 10.7. Harry Ransom Center

De significatione verborum
Sextus P. Festus

  • Language:early 11c
  • Country of origin:Germany
  • Description:Decorated, Caroline miniscule, parchment, 22.0 x 16.4. Harry Ransom Center

Divina Commedia, glossed
Dante Alighieri

  • Language:1363
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Decorated, textualis currens script (glosses in cursive), paper, 28.8 x 19.8. Phillips Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Dominican gradual (sanctoral vol.)
Catholic Church

  • Language:14c and 1517
  • Country of origin:Italy (Bologna?)
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, musical notation, parchment, 45 x 31.8. Harry Ransom Center

Epistolae
Phalaris

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Illuminated, humanistic cursive script, parchment, 25.5 x 17.2. Harry Ransom Center

Excerpta vocabularii utriusque ciuris

  • Language:1461
  • Country of origin:Germany
  • Description:Decorated, cursiva textualis script, paper, 21 x 15.8. Aitken Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Facta et dicta, glossed
Valerius Maximus

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Decorated, rotunda script (glosses in textualis), parchment, 29.1 x 22.2. Harry Ransom Center

Ferial psalter and hymnal
Catholic Church

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:Germany
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, textualis formata script, musical notation, parchment, 33.6 x 23.5. Harry Ransom Center

Forty Homilies on the Gospels
St. Gregory the Great

  • Language:mid 12c
  • Country of origin:N. Italy
  • Description:Illuminated, Romanesque script, parchment, 22.8 x 15.5. Phillips Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Glosses, notes and verses
Geneva Bible

  • Language:after 1594
  • Country of origin:England
  • Description:Cursive script, paper, 31.6 x 20. Harry Ransom Center

Gospels

  • Language:late 13c
  • Country of origin:Byzantium
  • Description:Decorated, miniscule script, parchment, 22 x 16.5. Terrell Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Gradual, sanctoral cycle
Catholic Church

  • Language:16c
  • Country of origin:Spain
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, musical notation, parchment, 77 x 53. Cooper Collection, Harry Ransom Center

History of Ursuline Convent, Magny
Catholic Church

  • Language:1667
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Engraving, cursive script, paper, 22.5 x 16.4. Harry Ransom Center

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:late 15c
  • Country of origin:Flanders
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, bastarda script, parchment, 15.5 x 10.7

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Flanders
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, textualis formata script, parchment, 19 x 12.5. Stark Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, textualis formata script, parchment, 18.5 x 13. Stark Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, textualis formata script, parchment, 15.3 x 10.8. Parsons Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:late 15 c
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, textualis formata script, parchment, 15.7 x 10.2. Wrenn Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:15 c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, parchment, 11.8 x 8. Harry Ransom Center

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:France/Flanders
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, parchment, 9.8 x 7.3. Harry Ransom Center

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:Flanders
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, textualis formata script, parchment, 8.6 x 6.1. Stark Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, textualis formata script, parchment, 18.5 x 12.2. Targ Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Hours
Catholic Church

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Holland
  • Description:Decorated, textualis formata script, parchment, 14.2 x 9.5. Wolf Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Hours/'Belleville Hours'
Catholic Church

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, bastarda script, parchment, 12 x 8.5. Harry Ransom Center

Land grant
Juana of Spain

  • Language:1509
  • Country of origin:Spain
  • Description:Decorated, rotunda script, parchment, 31.2 x 21.5. Stark Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Leviticus, Samaritan version
Bible, OT

  • Language:1599-1600
  • Country of origin:author-unknown
  • Description:paper, 15.8 x 11. Hebraics Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Manipulus Curatorem
Guido de Monte Rocheri

  • Language:late 15-early 16c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Humanistic cursive, paper, 20.7 x 14.7. Harry Ransom Center

Metamorfosi, glossed
Ovid

  • Language:late 13c
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Decorated, textualis currens script, parchment, 22.2 x 15.6. Harry Ransom Center

Office Book
Catholic Church

  • Language:1761
  • Country of origin:France
  • Description:Illuminated, deocorated, humanistic textual script, musical notation, parchment, 28.4 x 21.4. Stark Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Or ha-Sekhel (cabalistic manual)
Samual Abulafia

  • Language:1526
  • Country of origin:Italy, Verona
  • Description:Diagrams, Sephardic mashait, paper, 24.4 x 18. Harry Ransom Center

Orationes

  • Language:1472
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Illuminated, humanistic cursive, paper, 22.9 x 16.4. Harry Ransom Center

Pontifical
Catholic Church

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:N. France
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, textualis formata script, parchment, 26.5 x 17.8. Harry Ransom Center

Porolano de Venezia

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Cursive script, paper, 20 x 28.5. Phillips Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Processional (Dominican)
Catholic Church

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Germany?
  • Description:Decorated, textualis formata script, musical notation, parchment, 13.5 x 9.7. Harry Ransom Center

Processional (Franciscan)
Catholic Church

  • Language:14-15c?
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Decorated, rotunda script, parchment, 18.7 x 13.3. Parsons Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Psalter
Catholic Church

  • Language:early 15c
  • Country of origin:England
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, textualis formata script, parchment, 13 x 9. Stark Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Requiem Mass, Office for the Dead
Catholic Church

  • Language:18c?
  • Country of origin:Spain
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, rotunda script, musical notation, parchment, 58.3 x 40.5. Cooper Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Ritual (consecration of nuns, genealogies)
Catholic Church

  • Language:15 and 16c
  • Country of origin:Spain?
  • Description:Decorated, rotunda script, musical notation, parchment and paper, 27.4 x 20.4. Parsons Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Sefer ha-Shem
Samuel Abulafia

  • Language:1526
  • Country of origin:Italy, Verona
  • Description:Diagrams, Sephardic mashait, paper, 24.4 x 18. Harry Ransom Center


Shesh Kenaphayim
Immanuel ben Jacob Bonfils

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Parchment, 24.3 x 17.2. Phillips Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Siege of Thebes, Churl and Bird
Lydgate

  • Language:ca. 1450
  • Country of origin:England
  • Description:Anglicana script, parchment, 29.5 x 21.5 Harry Ransom Center

Sonetti
Petrarch

  • Language:ca. 1450
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Illuminated, humanistic cursive script, parchment, 28.8 x 16.8. Parsons Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Super arborem consanguineitatis...
Joannes Andreae

  • Language:mid 15c
  • Country of origin:Germany
  • Description:Diagrams, cursiva textualis script, paper, 21 x 15.8. Aitken Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Surath Ha-Ares
Abraham bar Hiyya ha-Nasi

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Parchment, 24.3 x 17.2. Phillips Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Timaeus and notated verse
Plato

  • Language:early 11c
  • Country of origin:Germany
  • Description:Decorated, Caroline miniscule, musical notation, parchment, 22.0 x 16.4. Harry Ransom Center

Tractatus de preparatione ad missam
Bonaventura

  • Language:15c
  • Country of origin:Germany
  • Description:Cursiva textualis script, paper, 21.3 x 13.9. Harry Ransom Center

Vita et gesti Alexandri Magni

  • Language:13c?
  • Country of origin:England?
  • Description:Decorated, textualis script, parchment, 25 x 16.1. Harry Ransom Center

Works
Catullus

  • Language:1451
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Decorated, humanistic cursive script, paper, 19.2 x 12.9. Carter Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Works
Tibullus

  • Language:1451
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Decorated, humanistic cursive script, paper, 19.2 x 12.9. Carter Collection, Harry Ransom Center

Works, glossed
Horace

  • Language:late 15c
  • Country of origin:Italy
  • Description:Illuminated, decorated, humansitic textual script (glosses in humanistic cursive), parchment, 28.5 x 19. Harry Ransom Center
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