Ege, Otto F.
Leaf 34. "This Psalter was written by Carthusian monks. Of all the orders the Carthusian was the smallest and most austere" (Ege). "The rotunda book hand used in this leaf is representative of the general excellence maintained by Italian scribes at the time when printing was being introduced into their country." "Close observation of the initial letters will frequently reveal a small black letter inserted as a guide for the monk who later added the colored initial. The use of two guide lines for the lettering is unusual. Ordinarily one line, below the writing, was deemed sufficient. The lines were drawn with a stylus composed of two parts lead and one part tin."
Small hole in paper. Recto notes: number 39 written top right in ink.
Ege, Otto F.
Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI century.
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Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries; Z109 .E4 YSMS Spec 31794000831238
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This is a rights statement for the compound object consisting of the medieval manuscript leaf and the information card provided by Otto Ege. The leaf has No Copyright in the United States. The card has No Known Copyright. Determination was attempted and based on Ege's death date and possible publication date. It was concluded that the card is probably not in copyright.