Thomas, Becket (1118-1170)
This small, thick paper and parchment manuscript from the library of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel must have been intensely used, as suggested by soiling and signs of heavy usage. The original red leather binding is covered with another layer of leather that sticks out beyond the covers at the bottom and can be folded over the lower edge as protection. The manuscript contains prayers, hymns and other devotional texts by numerous different authors — primarily saints and popes — such as Mechthild of Magdeburg or Bernard of Clairvaux. Also represented are Carthusian authors such as Heinrich Arnoldi. Several colored woodcut and metalcut prints have been glued onto leaf 4v and 316v.
Online Since: 12/14/2018
- Anselm von Canterbury (Author) | Benedictus XII, Papa (Author) | Benedictus, de Nursia (Author) | Bernardinus, Senensis (Author) | Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Bitz, Wilhelm (Restorer) | Bonaventura, Sanctus (Author) | Bonifatius IX., Papst (Author) | Coelestinus V., Papa (Author) | Conradus, Gemnicensis (Author) | Gregorius I, Papa (Author) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Author) | Innocentius III, Papa (Author) | Innocentius IV, Papa (Author) | Johannes XXII., Papst (Author) | Ludolphus, de Saxonia (Author) | Mechthild, von Magedeburg (Author) | Thomas, Becket (Author) Found in: Standard description