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Title:

no. 41, S. Gregorius Magnus, Dialogi

Date:

1470 - 1500

Subject:

Gregory I, Pope ca. 540-604 -- Dialogi -- Illustrations
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- France

Publisher:

Case Western Reserve University, digital content

Format:

30.5 x 23.0 cm.

Title:

no. 41, S. Gregorius Magnus, Dialogi

Date:

1470 - 1500

Subject:

Gregory I, Pope ca. 540-604 -- Dialogi -- Illustrations
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- France

Publisher:

Case Western Reserve University, digital content

Format:

30.5 x 23.0 cm.

Description:

Caption "This composite text includes the Dialogues of Pope Gregory I (St. George the Great, 540- 604 A.D.), which are largely autobiographical, and his writings on the lives and miracles of the early Italian Church Fathers. The book hand used is known as lettre batarde, a semi-cursive hand closely related to the everyday writing used by the people. Many French and Flemish printing types were based on similar batarde hands. The writing was done with comparative speed; the even tone and the exact alignment of the right hand margin, as well as the beauty of individual letters, are admirable. The long ascenders in the upper line were borrowed from the legal documents of that day. Many printers followed the practice shown here of emphasizing the tone of the first word or two in the beginning of a paragraph. It was usually done without varying the style of the letters, while here we see angular gothic used in the first third of the line, followed by the batarde script." (written by Otto Ege)
In Lettre Batarde. This manuscript was probably made in France.

Contributor:

Ege, Otto F.

Type:

Text
Manuscript document

Identifier:

http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:ege041r

Language:

Latin

Relation:

Vellum leaf from set number 37 of the collection of: Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century, compiled by Otto F. Ege

Coverage:

Late 15th Century

Rights:

These images are owned by Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. For permission to reproduce and/or publish, contact Special Collections at 216-368-2993


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title: Caption
Date Added: 8/19/2008 5:04:28 PM
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:ege041r/ege041c.jp2

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title: Dialogues of Gregory the Great, France, recto
Date Added: 8/19/2008 5:01:56 PM
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:ege041r/ege041r.jp2

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title: Dialogues of Gregory the Great, France, verso
Date Added: 8/19/2008 5:03:40 PM
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:ege041r/ege041v.jp2

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