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Quire Visualizations

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The Beauvais Missal has no foliation, but it does have catchwords. Working backwards from leaves with catchwords, and working under the assumption that the manuscript was constructed of quaternion quires, it is possible to reconstruct quires and, by extension, conjoint birolia. As quires are reconstructed, they will be added to this space. Click on the date ranges at right to see the quire reconstructions.

These visualizations of reconstructed quires were created using the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies' Collation Visualization Generator (, with thanks to developer Dot Porter.


Broken Books Digital Surrogate

Initial Findings


Explorations of initial findings, all of which are ongoing and subject to change as more evidence is uncovered.

Selected Bibliography

Catalogue of a collection of very important illuminated manuscripts and fine printed horae with a few early illustrated books formed during the early part of the nineteenth century by Henri Auguste Brölemann (Sotheby's London, 4-5 May 1926), lot 161.

Davis, Lisa Fagin. "Hangest's Codex, Duschnes' Knife: The Beauvais Missal as a Case Study in Digital Surrogacy," 8th Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age : Picking up the Pieces (Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA), <> [14 November 2015]

Davis, Lisa Fagin. "Reconstructing the Beauvais Missal" <> [24 March 2015]

de Hamel, Christopher. "Otto Ege and the Beauvais Missal" in Gilding the Lilly: A Hundred Medieval and Illuminated Manuscripts in the Lilly Library (Bloomington, Ind: Lilly Library, 2010), 76-77.

Edwards, A. S. G. "Otto Ege: The Collector as Destroyer" in Manuscripta 53.1 (2009), 1-12.

Exposition rétrospective de Lyon … (Lyon, 1877), no. 862. <>

Gwara, Scott. Otto Ege's Manuscripts: A Study of Ege's Manuscript Collections, Portfolios, and Retail Trade : with a Comprehensive Handlist of Manuscripts Collected or Sold (Cayce, SC : De Brailes Publishing, 2013).

Hamburger, Jeffrey. "Leaf from the Beauvais Missal, ca. 1290." <>

Hamburger, Jeffrey F., William P Stoneman, Anne-Marie Eze, Lisa Fagin Davis, and Nancy Netzer. Beyond Words : illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections ([Chestnut Hill, MA] : McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2016), p. 97 (cat. 74, “Missal (‘Beauvais Missal’)”).

Jenson, Claire. "Imagining Priest, Church, and Synagogue in the eucharistic Liturgy: a reconstructive study of Robert of Hangest's Missal" (unpublished BA thesis, Oberlin College, 2012).

Kidd, Peter. "The Early Provenance of the Beauvais Missal" <> [3 January 2015]

Kidd, Peter. "Robert de Hangest, Canon of Beauvais Cathedral"> [14 February 2015]

Kidd, Peter. "The Hangest Beauvais Missal in the 15th Century (I)" <> [21 February 2015]

Kidd, Peter. "The Hangest Beauvais Missal in the 15th Century (II)." <> [28 February 2015]

Kidd, Peter. "The Hangest Beauvais Missal in the 15th Century (III)" <> [3 March 2015]

Kidd, Peter. "A Draft List of the Brölemann Manuscripts" <> [29 December 2019]

Shailor, Barbara. "Otto Ege: Portfolios vs. Leaves" in Manuscripta 53.1 (2009), 13-27.

Stones, Alison. "Les  manuscrits du cardinal Jean Cholet et l’enluminure beauvaissienne vers la fin  du xiiieme siecles,” in L'art gothique dans l'Oise et ses environs,  XIIème-XIVème siècle: architecture civile et religieuse, peinture murale,  sculpture et arts précieux, etc. : colloque international organisé à  Beauvais les 10 et 11 octubre 1998 par le G.E.M.O.B., Groupe d'etude des  monuments et oeuvres d'art de l'Oise et du Beauvaisis, ed. Alain Erlande-Brandenburg ([Beauvais]: GEMOB, 2001), 239-266.