Electorium parvum seu Breviculum

Title:
Electorium parvum seu Breviculum
Library:
Badische Landesbibliothek
Language:
Latin
City:
KARLSRUHE, Germany
Shelf Mark:
Codex St. Peter perg. 92
Origin:
Most likely Arras, France
Dimensions:
44 folios, though there must have been at least 16 more folios -- ca. 345 x 280 mm.
Date Description:
Between 1311 and 1328 (see p. 36 of the commentary volume)
Author:
Raimundus Lullus (Ramón Lull) and Thomas le Myésier
Content:
Compilation of the works of Ramon Llull by his disciple Thomas le Myesier -- the text is mostly in diagramatic form
Hand:
Textura, a typical "Littera Parisiensis" as was common in Parisian University circles in the 13th and 14th centuries (see p. 24 of commentary) -- additions to the text in a contemporary cursive hand --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
12 full-page illuminations representing the life and teaching of Ramon Lull, sometimes with commentary below -- many contain several scenes (fols. 1v, 2r, 3v, 4r, 8v, 9v, 10r), most are elaborately framed -- allegory -- predominant colors in the illustrations: shades of brown, blue and red -- gold is used -- circular diagrams on fol. 28v -- table on fol. 39v -- the text itself is mostly in diagramatic form -- decorated initials, with filigree -- initials in alternating red and blue -- heraldic arms (fols. 6v, 7r, 8r, 12r, see pp. 56-58 of the commentary volume) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Reference (Rm. 715) B 765 .L83 B7415 1988 Non-Circulating and also Special Collections Rare Books XLarge B 765 .L83 B7415 1988 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Color full-size reproduction of the entire manuscript -- color lithography -- each reproduced page is surrounded by a thin white margin --
Publication Date:
1988
Place of Publication:
Wiesbaden, Germany
Publisher:
Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag
Printer:
Engelhardt & Bauer, Karlsruhe, Germany
Notes:
Commentary volume in German, edited by Gerhard Stamm --
Type of Text:
allegorical, didactic, Philosophy , prose, secular, university