With the partial failure of the last manual acquisition project project over a year ago (something I still hope to make good on some day) and the fact that nearly all of the illustrated manuscripts are now available, at that time I swore off trying to organize this sort of thing again. However, I'm currently involved in research and analysis around a group of manuscripts epitomized by Ludwig von Eyb's treatise of ca. 1510 and find that it might be advantageous to try one more. These treatises are known among students of Fiore dei Liberi as being Germanic spin-offs of his writings, though I hope to disprove this proposition when I finish my work, but less well-known among German enthusiasts.
Unfortunately, neither Eyb's Ms. B.26 nor the related ONB Codex 5278 are currently available in color scans, and the 5278 is not even available in a complete set of black and white scans (only about 2/3 of it are currently available, and most of the longsword is among the missing pages). I've been in touch with the Erlangen University Library (UBE) and the Austrian National Library (ONB), and they are both willing to sell me scans for quite reasonable prices--the total bill for both should come to about €199 (~$255) plus postage and packing, which seems very achievable with even a small number of contributors. If I can get fourteen or fifteen folks to contribute, the bill should go down to $20 each (or less!) which is much cheaper than previous projects.
In exchange, I'll send you the following:
- Color scans of the MS B.26, ff 16r - 61v
- Color scans of the Codex 5278, ff 174r - 203r
- High-res color scans of the Codex 10799, which I'll throw in because most people haven't had the patience to download them image-by-image as I did
If you know any Fiore practitioners who might be interested in participating--my connections in that side of the community are weak--feel free to invite them to contact me.