Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

MS 30
Manuscript Leaves and Ephemera

Collection, ca. 1470-ca. 1901, n.d.


Descriptive summary

creator:

 

title:

Manuscript Leaves and Ephemera Collection

dates:

ca. 1470-ca. 1901, n.d.

extent:

1.21 linear ft. (1 half-document box, 1 oversized box, and 1 map case folder)

collection number:

MS 30

repository:

Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Manuscript Leaves and Ephemera Collection, MS 30, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Historical note

The collection (ca. 1470-ca. 1901, n.d.) consists of individual manuscript leaves and ephemeral items. Included is an assortment of 15th through 17th century manuscript leaves. Ephemera includes items which were found inserted in books in the library's rare book collection.

 

Collection description

The collection (ca. 1470-ca. 1901, n.d.) consists of individual manuscript leaves and ephemeral items. Included is an assortment of 15th through 17th century manuscript leaves. Ephemera includes items which were found inserted in books in the library's rare book collection.

 

Organization

The collection is organized in two series:

 

Description of series

Series 1

Manuscript leaves

ca. 1470-1669

extent:

8 folders and 1 map case folder

description:

This series contains an assortment of 15th through 17th century manuscript leaves. The series is listed alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

4

Book of hoursleaf: Hours of the Virgin – Hours of Sext, psalms (1 leaf)

ca. 1470

1

7

Catena Aureau Super Quattor Evangelistas by St. Thomas Aquinas (1 leaf)

1476

1

8

From the commentaries of Bartolus de Saxoferrato on the first and second parts of the new Digest of Laws with supplemental notes by other authors (1 leaf)

1521

1

1

Iconologia di Cesare Ripa (1 leaf, page 305/306)

1669

1

2

Lexicon and Thesarus in Greek and Latin, published by Henrich Petri (1 leaf)

1557

1

5

Liber Chronicarum [Nuremburg Chronicle], by Hartmann Schedel: folio CCLIII (1 leaf)

1493

1

6

Original Bible leaf with commentary by Nicholas of Lyra (1 leaf)

1498

Map case

C406 D09

Psalter leaf

ca. 1575

1

3

Senteniarum Libri Quatuor, by Peter Lombard (1 leaf)

1481-1492

 

Description of series

Series 2

Ephemera

ca. 1901, n.d.

extent:

2 folders

description:

This series contains ephemera removed from books in the library's rare book collection.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

2

1

Paper animal cutouts (3 items - a bird, a dog, and a rooster), possibly by William Savage. The cutouts were found inserted in Poems by John Rannie (call no. PR3658 R165 P6x 1791 pts. 1-2) which also includes a drawing of a rooster on page 53 signed "W.S." (presumably William Savage, a former owner of the book)

n.d.

2

2

Advertisements: Bon Ami cleaner and Dixon's American Graphite Pencils (found inserted in Frye's Grammar School Geography, Iowa Edition (call no. G127 F929 I5x 1902); advertising card for Bon Ami cleaner has sketches on verso by Byron Bird, former owner of the book)

ca. 1901, n.d.