Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts: Manuscripts by Shelfmark (Call Number)

Pre-1600 Manuscripts at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Manuscripts According to Their Shelfmark (Call Number)

Here you can find the full list of manuscripts housed at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, arranged according to their shelfmark (call number). You can use CTRL+F (or CMD+F) to do a keyword search across records listed on this page.
The handlist is a work in progress and currently contains manuscripts whose shelfmarks begin with the letters A, B, C.
Alternatively, you can see the list of manuscripts according to their 

MS A6

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Third quarter of the fifteenth century
Place of origin France
Language Latin, French
Contents Book of hours, use of Paris
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A7

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin End of the fifteenth or beginning of the sixteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Bernardino of Siena, Prediche sul nome di Gesu
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MS A10

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin End of the fifteenth century
Place of origin France
Language Latin, French
Contents Book of hours, use of Paris
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A14

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Second half of the sixteenth century
Place of origin Spain
Language Spanish
Contents Pedro Lainez, Poems
Description                                      KU Libraries Catalog
Description KU Libraries Finding Aid

MS A15

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Mid-fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian, Latin
Contents Antonius of Florence, Confessionale Specchio di coscienza and other texts
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A16

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin End of the fifteenth century
Place of origin The Netherlands
Language Dutch
Contents Book of hours
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A17

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First half of the fourteenth century
Place of origin France
Language Latin
Contents Collections of excerpts, including Liber scintillarum by Defensor of Ligugé
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A18

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First quarter of the sixteenth century (after 1506)
Place of origin Paris, France
Language French, Latin
Contents

Étienne Ponchier, La reigle et status des monasteres de vierges de lordre Sainct Benoist reformees au
diocese de Paris

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MS A19

Format Manuscript composite codex                                                                                                                          
Date of origin End of the thirteenth or beginning of the fourteenth century; first half of the fifteenth century
Place of origin France
Language Latin
Contents Collection of religious works, including Liber scintillarum by Defensor of Ligugé and De virtutibus et vitiis
by Alcuin
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A20

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First half of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Anonymous, Rubriche del breviario
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A22

Format                                               Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Second half of the sixteenth century
Place of origin Macedonia (?)
Language Old Church Slavonic
Contents Služebnik [Priest's service book]
Description KU Libraries Catalog

MS A28

Format Manuscript leaf                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First quarter of the sixteenth century
Place of origin France
Language French
Contents Calendar leaf for November from a book of hours
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A30

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Latin, Italian
Contents Grammar book
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A31

Format                                            Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Sixteenth century
Place of origin Syria (?)
Language Arabic (Garshuni)
Contents The Confession of Cyprian of Antioch
Description KU Libraries Catalog
Description  KU Libraries Finding Aid

MS A35

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Second half of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian, Latin
Contents Collection of works for the use of Franciscans, including a translation of the Rule of Saint Francis
into Italian
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS A44

Format                                             Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Sixteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Collection of medical prescriptions and household receipts
Description KU Libraries Catalog

MS A55

Format                                             Manuscript composite codex                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Second half of the sixteenth century
Place of origin France
Language French
Contents Leonhart Fuchs, Plantarum effigies (printed, 1551); descriptions of plants, emphasizing medicinal purposes
Description KU Libraries Catalog

MS B11

Format                                             Manuscript composite codex                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Second half of the sixteenth century
Place of origin France
Language Latin, French
Contents Chansons d'amour and George Lily, Chronicon Anglorum regum (printed, 1565)
Description KU Libraries Catalog

MS B15

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Beaugency, France
Language Latin
Contents Breviary
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MS B16

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fourteenth century
Place of origin France (?)
Language Latin
Contents Collection of religious and theological treatises
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B17

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fourteenth century
Place of origin Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Hagiographical accounts of Saint Vitus, Saint Modestus and Saint Crescentia
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B18

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Second half of the thirteenth century
Place of origin France (?)
Language Latin
Contents Herbert d'Auxerre, Abbreviatio summae Gulielmi Altissiodorensis in quatuor libros sententiarum
Petri Lombardi
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MS B19

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Sermons and other texts on Virgin Mary
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B20

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Domenico Cavalca, Vita di S. Giovanni Battista and Domenico Cavalca, Trattato delle trenta stoltizie
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B21

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin End of the fourteenth century (dated from February 21, 1493 to January 23, 1494)
Place of origin Italy and France
Language Italian
Contents Itinerary, Naples-Paris-Sermoneta
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B22

Format Manuscript gathering                                                                                                                                      
Date of origin First quarter of the fourteenth century
Place of origin France (?)
Language Latin
Contents Bernard de Gordon, Lilium medicinae [incomplete]
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B29

Format                                            Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin End of the sixteenth century (dated 1594)
Place of origin France
Language French
Contents Antoine Arnauld, Plaidoyé
Description KU Libraries Catalog

MS B34

Format                                             Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Last quarter of the sixteenth century (after 1586)
Place of origin Germany (?)
Language German, Italian, Latin
Contents Designatio itineris Romani et Neapolitani 
Description KU Libraries Catalog

MS B38

Format                                             Manuscript composite codex                                                                                                                             
Date of origin Mid-sixteenth century 
Place of origin Germany (?)
Language Latin
Contents Andreas Fabricius and Joachim Camerius, Capita pietatis et religionis Christianae versibus (printed, 1547)
Description KU Libraries Catalog

MS B44

Format Manuscript composite codex                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First half of the fourteenth century
Place of origin Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Book of sermons
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B45

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Mid-fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Constitutiones ordinis fratrum praedicatorum [incomplete]
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B61

Format Manuscript composite codex                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Mid-fourteenth century
Place of origin England
Language Latin, French, English
Contents Registrum brevium
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B63

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Latin, Italian
Contents Book of sermons
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B74

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Antonino Vinciguerra, Satire poems
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B89

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Last quarter of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Agostino Staccoli, Poems
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B90

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Last quarter of the thirteenth century
Place of origin Central Europe or Italy
Language Latin
Contents Chronicle of Popes and Emperors
Description KU Libraries Catalog
Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B91

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First quarter of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Jacomo Veronese, La scientia chiamata arismetrica
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B92

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First quarter of the fourteenth century
Place of origin France
Language Latin
Contents Hugh Ripelin of Strasbourg, Compendium theologiae veritatis
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS B110

Format Manuscript composite codex                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First quarter of the thirteenth century
Place of origin France or Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Extracts from the Bible, sermons and other texts
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS C18

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Mid-fifteenth century
Place of origin Germany
Language German, Latin
Contents Travels of Sir John Mandeville, adapted to German by Otto von Diemeringen
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS C19

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin The Netherlands (?)
Language Latin
Contents Travels of Sir John Mandeville
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS C20

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Travels of Sir John Mandeville [extract]
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS C21

Byname Chur Psalter
Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin End of the twelfth or the beginning of the thirteenth century
Place of origin Chur (?), Switzerland
Language Latin
Contents Psalter
Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS C24

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian, Latin
Contents Collection of Italian lyric poetry, including Petrarch's Canzoniere
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS C25

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Third quarter of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Psalterium abreviatum per orationes and a selection of devotional treatises
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MS C26

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First quarter of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Filippo Beroaldo, De resuscitatione Christi 
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS C27

Byname Villacucca Cartulary
Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Last quarter of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Venice (?), Italy
Language Italian, Latin
Contents Cartulary
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MS C38

Format                                            Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Sixteenth or seventeenth century
Place of origin Russia (?)
Language Russian
Contents Extracts from the works of Saint John Chrysostom
Description KU Libraries Catalog
Description  KU Libraries Finding Aid

MS C46

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Last quarter of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Germany (?)
Language Latin
Contents Two treatises on the nobility (Werner Rolevinck, De origine nobilitatis and Jean Gerson, Tractatus de nobilitate)
and selected passages from Poggio Bracciolini’s Invectivae 
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MS C49

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Third quarter of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Latin
Contents Sextus Pythagoreus, Sententiae, translated by Rufinus of Aquileia and Laurentius Pisanus, Enchiridion
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MS C51

Format                                            Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Mid-sixteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian, Latin
Contents Anthology of poems in four sections: Poesie vulgari di diversi moderni in sul grave; Poesie vulgare
di diverse antichi; Rime in burla di diversi; Versi Latini di diversi
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MS C54

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Isidore of Seville, Sententiae
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MS C56

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First quarter of the fifteenth century (dated July 27, 1520)
Place of origin Germany
Language German
Contents Medicinal recipes
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Description and selected images Digital Scriptorium

MS C57

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Third quarter of the fifteenth century (dated February 14, 1474)
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Eusebius of Cremona, De morte Hieronymi ad Damasum
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MS C58

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Germany (?)
Language Latin
Contents Eusebius of Cremona, De morte Hieronymi ad Damasum
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MS C61

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Latin
Contents Lactantius, Divinae institutiones [incomplete]
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MS C62

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Germany (?)
Language Latin
Contents Pseduo-Richard of St. Victor, Explanatio in cantica canticorum and Richard of St. Victor,
Mysticae adnotationes in psalmos
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MS C64

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Charterhouse of St Barbara in Cologne (?), Germany
Language Latin
Contents William de Lanicea [also known as Guilelmus de Lancea and Guillaume de Lanicia], Dieta salutis
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MS C65

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Mid-fifteenth century (dated April 5, 1449)
Place of origin Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Collection of religious and theological treatises: Jacobus de Benevento, Viridarium consolationis;
Confessio beati Bernardi ad Eugenium; Hugh of Saint-Cher (here attributed to Hugh of Saint-Victor),
Speculum ecclesiae
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MS C66

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin End of the fifteenth century (dated December 3, 1500)
Place of origin Women's Monastery of San Francesco della Croce in Venice, Italy
Language Italian
Contents Hugh of Balma, De theologia mystica [Viae Sion Lugent], translated by Domenico da Monticchiello
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MS C67

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Germany
Language German
Contents Von Warsagen auss vil puechern in Kurtz begriffen
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MS C68

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin First third of the fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Latin
Contents Xenophon, De vita tirannica, translated by Leonardo Bruni
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MS C69

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Mid-fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy
Language Italian
Contents Unidentified commentary on the Bible
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MS C72

Format                                            Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin End of the sixteenth or the beginning of the seventeenth century
Place of origin France
Language French
Contents Poems, prose and other items by Pierre de L'Estoile
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MS C71

Format Manuscript codex                                                                                                                                          
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Germany
Language Latin
Contents Works on Latin grammar, including De compositione by Gasparino Barzizza
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MS C70

Format Manuscript gathering                                                                                                                                      
Date of origin Fifteenth century
Place of origin Italy (?)
Language Latin
Contents Guillaume Durand, Rationale divinorum officiorum [extract; Book VIII.3] 
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