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Cistercian Breviary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum [Low Countries or northern Germany, 1499]
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Cistercian Breviary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum [Low Countries or northern Germany, 1499]
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
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Cistercian Breviary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum [Low Countries or northern Germany, 1499]

182 leaves, 170mm. by 118mm., complete, collation: i-vi8, vii6 (last blanks cancelled), viii-xxiii8, single column, 22 lines in hybrida in black ink, running titles and rubrics in red, one- and 2-line initials in red or blue, larger initials in same with contrasting penwork infill and elaborate tracery in margins (fols.1r, 55r, 133r), remnants of contemporary quire- and folio-signatures in lower margins, small holes in fols.102 and 182 with contemporary repairs, small smudge to initial on first leaf and loss of corner to fols.53 and 54, else excellent condition, nineteenth-century gilt-tooled red morocco, Ampleforth bookplate inside front board, with "MS.193"


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Literature

Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, 1977, II, pp.37-8.

Catalogue Note

This manuscript contains the autumnal section of a Breviary for Cistercian use, with the antiphons and Old Testament lections of the Temporal for September, October and November (fol.1r); homilies on the Gospels for the ninth to twenty-fifth Sundays after Pentecost (30r); the Sanctoral from 29 August to 1 December (55r); hymns at the hours of the Sanctoral and the common of the saints, and for the dedication of a church (167r); monastic canticles (176v); and Ordo priuatis diebus from octave of Pentecost to Advent (180r). It is dated "1499" in red at the end of text.

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