Auckland Libraries MS G. 185, Latin Psalter and Hymnal

Auckland Libraries MS G. 185 (Margaret M. Manion, Vera F. Vines, and Christopher de Hamel, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in New Zealand Collections (Melbourne, London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989), no. 27), Latin Psalter and Hymnal, Eastern Europe, second half of the fifteenth century.[1] This book has an eighteenth-century pasteboard and parchment cover … Continue reading Auckland Libraries MS G. 185, Latin Psalter and Hymnal

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Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.145, Juvenal, Persius, Satyrarum Opus

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.145 (Margaret M. Manion, Vera F. Vines, and Christopher de Hamel, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in New Zealand Collections (Melbourne, London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989), no. 24); Juvenal, Persius, Satyrarum Opus, Italian, fifteenth/sixteenth centuries.[1] The binding is an example of a parchment cover … Continue reading Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.145, Juvenal, Persius, Satyrarum Opus

Wellington, Wellington City Libraries 093 LOC

Wellington, Wellington City Libraries 093 LOC – Notes on a Fragment of a Mortuary Roll by Alexandra Barratt Alexandra Barratt is Professor Emeritus at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, currently working on manuscript waste in New Zealand manuscripts and early printed books. St Mang in Füssen, Bavaria, was a large and important Benedictine monastery. … Continue reading Wellington, Wellington City Libraries 093 LOC

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS S.1588 Antiphonal

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS S.1588 Antiphonal, Italy, sixteenth century – by Alexandra Barratt and Alexandra Gillespie.[1] The binding of this book is at least its second—an earlier set of sewing holes is visible in the quire folds (see for example fols. 132-3). Manion, Vines, and de Hamel describe it as … Continue reading Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS S.1588 Antiphonal

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, 1480 BIBL

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, 1480 BIBL –       by Alexandra Barratt Alexandra Barratt is Professor Emeritus at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, currently working on manuscript waste in New Zealand manuscripts and early printed books. The Auckland Public Libraries possesses a huge four-volume early printed Bible with gloss,  1480 BIBL, presented by … Continue reading Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, 1480 BIBL

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.144: Valerius Maximus, De Dictis et Factis Memorabilibus Antiquorum

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.144: Valerius Maximus, De Dictis et Factis Memorabilibus Antiquorum, Italy, second half of the fourteenth century – by Alexandra Barratt and Alexandra Gillespie.[1] Alexandra Barratt is Professor Emeritus at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, currently working on manuscript waste in New Zealand manuscripts and early … Continue reading Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.144: Valerius Maximus, De Dictis et Factis Memorabilibus Antiquorum

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.140, New Testament

Notes on Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.140, New Testament, probably Netherlands, late twelfth or early thirteenth century – by Alexandra Barratt and Alexandra Gillespie.[1] Alexandra Barratt is Professor Emeritus at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, currently working on manuscript waste in New Zealand manuscripts and early printed books. The … Continue reading Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.140, New Testament

In Praise of Small Data

I have been guest blogging on my colleague Bruce Holsinger's excellent site, Burnable Books, on the topic, Medieval Studies in the Age of Big Data. I took this as an opportunity to explain why, in my opinion, humanists, even (perhaps especially) those of us with digital interests, need to privilege qualitative rather than quantitative analysis - the slow, careful, close, … Continue reading In Praise of Small Data

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.132, St Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job

Notes on Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.132: St Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, English, second half of the twelfth century – by Alexandra Barratt and Alexandra Gillespie.[1] Alexandra Barratt is Professor Emeritus at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, currently working on manuscript waste in New Zealand manuscripts and … Continue reading Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Med. MS G.132, St Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job