Apocalypse with glossa ordinaria.

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[Italy] : [producer not identified], [between 1150 and 1199]
1 volume (i, 53, i leaves) : parchment ; 26 cm


Former owner
  • Script: Textualis rotunda.
  • Decoration: Apocalypse opens with a 3-line initial A in red, filled with orange, and outlined with simple green and orange-red pen flourishes (fol. 2r).
Binding note
Italy, 18th century. Green morocco over paste-board. The textblock is sewn on five raised bands. The spine has a hand-written round green label with the number “153.” Spine title (gilt on red leather): “apo s. ioa” (i.e., “Apocalypsis Sanctis Ioannis”).
  • 1.1v: “Romani sunt qui ex iudeis, et gentibus crediderunt hii superba contentione uolebant...” Explicit: “...ad pacem et concordiam cohortat.”
  • 2.2r-51r: “Apocalipsis ihesu christi quam dedit deus ei palam facere seruis suis, que oportet fieri cito ...” Explicit: “... cum omnibus uobis. Amen. Explicit liber apocalipsis iohannis apostoli. Finito libro referamus gratias christo. Qui scripsit scribat semper cum domino uiuat.”
  • 3.51v-53r: “Apocalipsis haec inter reliquos noui testamenti libros prophetia uocatur ...” Explicit: “... et ibi Iohannes vii ecclesiis.”
Kane MS. 3 was written in northern Italy in the first quarter of the 13th century. Grenville Kane (1854-1943), of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., purchased the manuscript from the New York antiquarian bookseller Wildrid M.. Voynich (1865-1930) in 1924 and added his bookplate to the inside front cover and his dated pencil note of acquisition on fol. i recto. Princeton University Library acquired the manuscript from Kane's heirs in 1946.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 2, pages 5-7.
Cite as
Kane MS. 3, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other title(s)
  • Apo S. Ioa.
  • Apocalypsis Sanctis Ioannis
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