speculum historiale


LJS16, Puzzle initial from Speculum historiale, Books 25-28, f. 45r. A volume, probably the third from a set of three, comprising Books 25 to 28 of the Speculum historiale of Vincent of Beauvais. The volume is incomplete, breaking off at the beginning of Chapter 80 of Book 28, although the table of contents for Book 28 lists 102 chapters (f. 148r-148v) and the Speculum historiale when complete runs to 32 books.


Other pages above, in order: Another puzzle initial, for the letter U, f. 148r; Catchword enclosed in decorative cartouches with flowers, f. 170v.