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From Choir Book to Scrap Book: The Initials in HMML Bean MS 3
Servi Textus: The Servants of the Text (1996)
  • Elizabeth C Teviotdale, Western Michigan University
Abstract

A consideration of the origin of a group of cuttings contained in a 19th-century album (Collegeville, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, Bean MS 3), with an analysis is the relationship of the initials' figural subjects to the texts they introduced. The cuttings, a series of historiated and decorated initials, were taken from one of a pair of choir books made in northern France or Flanders for a house of Cistercian nuns in the 13th century.

Publication Date
July, 1996
Citation Information
Elizabeth C Teviotdale. "From Choir Book to Scrap Book: The Initials in HMML Bean MS 3" Servi Textus: The Servants of the Text (1996)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/elizabeth_c_teviotdale/30/