A set of binders containing detailed descriptions of the collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts is one of the most frequently consulted resources in the Reading Room of the Morgan Library & Museum. The descriptions, compiled by several generations of curators, often contain information not available elsewhere, such as complete lists of texts and illustrations within a manuscript and lengthy bibliographies. We have chosen to present the material in the form of PDF files to preserve and share the historical layers of scholarship evident in the annotations and additions. However, the scholarship represented in the descriptions may have been superseded, and the information varies in thoroughness and accuracy. Researchers are encouraged to use this resource, but with caution.
The additional bibliographies, which are updated regularly, contain references to books and articles that have come to our attention since 1989. While efforts have been made to identify significant new scholarship and to provide accurate citations, the bibliographies are intended to be a starting point for research rather than a definitive list. As always, researchers should verify all references.
References to scholarly publications that have escaped our notice are most welcome. Please e-mail citations to email@example.com