BIBLIOCLASM & DIGITAL RECONSTRUCTION

Dismembered manuscrits brought back to life through the WayBack Recovery Method©

(Receptio's main project)


Biblioclasm & Digital Reconstruction: from a single leaf to the complete manuscript

 

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The project envisages to digitally reconstruct dismembered manuscripts from around Europe, whose scattered leaves have been sold on the antiquarian book market during the last two centuries. We are experts in a peculiar technique called WayBack Recovery Method© (WBRM). This is a procedure devised by Prof. Carla Rossi, based on a philological approach to fragmentology. It can restitute, in a new digital format, manuscripts that were thought to have been lost forever. The WBRM allows not only to find a large number of scattered leaves' digital fragments from dismembered manuscripts, but also to digitally reassemble a truly huge number of codices. Starting from a single leaf, through the WayBack Recovery Method©, our team reconstructs the entire ms. Please note: in the first three reconstructions, the leaves have been placed inside their bindings, to make the restoration as faithful as possible.

 

1.  For the De Ponthieu Hours, Prof. Rossi started from this leaf, belonging to our collection. Below you can browse through the almost entirely reassembled manuscript. 

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DOI: 10.55456/deponthieuboh

2. For the Book of Hours of Louis De Roucy, Prof. Rossi started from this leaf, belonging to our collection. Below you can browse through the almost entirely reassembled manuscript.

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DOI: 10.55456/deroucyboh

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3. For the so-called Whitney Hours, Nancy Impellizzeri and Prof. Rossi started from this bifolium. Below you can browse through the almost entirely reassembled manuscript.

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DOI: 10.55456/whitneyboh

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4. For the Book of Hours illuminated by Cornelia van Wulfschkercke, Prof. Rossi started from these 3 leaves, from the collection of Roger Martin (1939-2020) of Grimsby, sold by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales, London, United Kingdom, on July 6, 2022 (Lot 109). Below you can browse through the partially reassembled manuscript.

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5. For the so-called Barilla Hours, Prof. Rossi started from this leaf. Below you can browse through the partially reassembled manuscript.

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DOI: 10.55456/barillaboh

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6. For the so-called Guyot Hours, Prof. Rossi and Michela Cicalini, started from this leaf. Below you can browse through the partially reassembled manuscript.

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7. For the so-called Guernier Hours, Prof. Rossi started from this leaf, very similar to the ones from the Guyot manuscript. Below you can browse through the partially reassembled manuscript.

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Other manuscripts the team is currently digitally reassembling:

- Adrienn Orosz: The Rosenbaum Psalter

- Nancy Impellizzeri: A Book of Hours, use of Rouen, with precious stones and pearls

- Carla Rossi: A Foyle Book of Hours

-Michela Cicalini A Book of Hours illuminated by Robinet Boyvin

- The team: 

- A Breviary, use of Autun

- A Book of Hours illuminated by Henri d'Orquevaulx

- The Book of Hours of Hélène de Fonsèque de Surgères

- The Missal of Guy de Baudreuil

- A Book of Hours use of Sarum

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