Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus, ca 480-524 : De Musica

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus, ca 480-524 : De Musica
Date
[ca 1120-1150]
By
Boethius, -524; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918Guido, d'Arezzo, 991?-
Ref
MSR-05
Description

`De Musica' by Boethius is followed by four works of Guido d'Arezzo: `Micrologus', 'Regule rithmice', 'Prologus in antiphonarium', and `Epistola ad Michahelem'.

Source of title - Supplied title

Other Titles - d'Arezzo, Guido, fl 990-1050 : Micrologus, Regule rithmice, Prologus in antiphonarium, Epistola ad Michahelem

Quantity: 1 volume(s).

Physical Description: Vellum, 102 leaves, plus contemporary flyleaf; 211 x 144 mm. Single column, 33 lines, ruled in plummet with text beginning above the top ruled line; written space 156 x 82 mm; written in black ink in a small Romanesque bookhand; headings in red.

Finding Aids: Manion no. 140.

Provenance: Twelfth century in the library of Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, England; erased name, Alexander Staple, on recto of front flyleaf; sixteenth-century inscriptions naming Adam Shakerley and Wyllm Tally on inside lower cover; binding made for an owner with initials `I.B.'; acquired 1900 for £150 by Alexander H Turnbull from the bookseller Bernard Quaritch (see Alexander H. Turnbull, Acquistion Book, MSX-8822, p.238, no.2191).

Additional description

Alternative form available: Microfilm copies available in Katherine Mansfield Reading Room. Use MS-Copy-Micro-0271

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Format
1 volume(s), Illuminated manuscripts, Parchment, Vellum, 102 leaves, plus contemporary flyleaf; 211 x 144 mm., Single column, 33 lines, ruled in plummet with text beginning above the top ruled line; written space 156 x 82 mm; written in black ink in a small Romanesque bookhand; headings in red., Binding: Late sixteenth or early seventeenth English calf over pasteboards, rebacked, old spine laid on, gilt edges., Decoration: 2- to 3- line initials throughout in red, blue, yellow or green, some with slight flourishes extending into the margin; five decorated initials (14- to 15-line); includes diagrams and illustrations.
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There are 11 items in this group.
Man playing a monochord
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f072r Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Quantity: 1 leaf. Physical Description: Ms on vellum
Text with embellished diagram - Soldiers on twin towers supported by an elephant
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f027v Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Manion notes "The most striking of these embellishments is on f.27v (fig. 8) where the numerical table and proportiona...
Text with embellished diagram
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f009v Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Large diagram decorated in red, blue, yellow and green. Quantity: 1 page. Physical Description: Ms on vellum, 211 x ...
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Men striking anvil
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f008r Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Quantity: 1 leaf. Physical Description: Ms on vellum
Text and decorated initial - Winged dragon in the shape of an "S"
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f019v Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Manion notes "Set on azure grounds within an ochre band, they [decorated initials] are composed of vegetal, interlace ...
Decorated initial "E", and text
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f050v Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Quantity: 1 leaf. Physical Description: Ms on vellum
Text with zoomorphic diagram - Serpent
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f046r Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Diagram is embellished with the animal form of a serpent, decorative colours used are yellow and green. Quantity: 1 p...
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Diagram featuring musical instruments
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f014v Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Quantity: 1 leaf. Physical Description: Ms on vellum
Woman tuning a medieval harp
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f076r Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Quantity: 1 leaf. Physical Description: Ms on vellum
Zoomorphic diagram - Beast
Date: [ca 1120-1150] Ref: MSR-05-f043v Description: Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Diagram is decorated with the animal form of a beast. Quantity: 1 page. Physical Description: Ms on vellum, 211 x 14...