BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 291 Italy, 1489
Pseudo-Cyrillus, Greek Lexicon
1. ff. 1r-151v [Heading supplied by another hand over the original faded
2. ff. 151v-193r [Individual lists for certain books of the Old and New
Testament, not all of which are in alphabetical order; heading:]
[Greek] [list begins:]
[Greek]...[text concludes with a section
devoted to Hebraic words in the Greek Bible; list ends:]
f. 193v blank, except for later notes
Paper (watermarks: unidentified), ff. i (paper) + 193 + i (paper), 207 x 147
(144 x 101) mm. Written in 2 columns, 28 lines per column with double outer
vertical bounding lines full length; double inner bounding lines do not extend
beyond written space. Ruled in hard point.
I-XXIV^^8 (+ 1 leaf at end). Quires signed with letters of the alphabet in
lower margin, on both recto and verso; some are lost due to trimming.
Written by the scribe Phanourios Karabelos for Michael Ialinas and dated 5
May 1489 (for colophon, see art. 2).
Headpiece in red interlace or floral patterns at beginning of lists. The
first letter of each word in the two columns, plus headings, are in red.
Binding: s. xviii-xix. Spattered brown calf, blind-tooled, with a paper
Written in Italy in 1489, by Phanourios Karabelos for Michael Ialinas
(see art. 2); early provenance unknown. French inscription giving title of
manuscript, inside front cover. Sold at Sotheby's, 2 Feb. l960, no. 292.
Purchased from L. C. Witten, April 1960, as the gift of the
Yale Library Associates.
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 50, no. 291.
Barbara A. Shailor