Fragment no. 30 - Bischoff Manuscript Collection


Fragment no. 30 - Bischoff Manuscript Collection

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Written Area: 4 pieces on same piece of brown paper (t-b, l-r): 191 x 31mm, 166 x 50mm, 98 x 170mm, 261 x 70mm; 1 separate fragment: 95 x 74mm. Number of Lines: 5, 28, 15, 43, 10. Line Height: approx 5mm. Line Rulings. Separate fragment appears to have some sort of elaborate signature/sign at the bottom. Used as a book covering.

Content: Notarial Instrument.
Place of Origin: Italy
From the Monash Rare Books collection of over one hundred fragments of medieval manuscripts and early printed books from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries that had belonged to the world-renowned authority on medieval palaeography (the study of handwriting), Professor Bernhard Bischoff (1906-1991).




Physical Size: 5 parchment fragments from the same document, 3 approximately put back together. 4 larger fragments (from top to bottom, left to right: 50 x 213mm; 166 x 72mm; 98 x 170mm; 261 x 95mm) glued to one piece of doubled over brown paper (282 x 258mm), 1 smaller fragment (95 x 98mm) glued to another piece of brown paper (100 x 110mm, and then all glued to one large sheet of brown paper (384 x 272mm).


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