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Portable Breviary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper [Flanders, or perhaps Germany, late fifteenth century]
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Portable Breviary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper [Flanders, or perhaps Germany, late fifteenth century]
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
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Portable Breviary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper [Flanders, or perhaps Germany, late fifteenth century]

384 leaves, 140mm. by 100mm., wanting a single leaf from 15th gathering, else complete, collation: i4, ii-xiv12, xv11 (wanting i), xvi-xviii12, xix11 (xi blank and cancelled), xx-xxiv12, xxv10, xxvi-xxx12, xxxi16, xxxii12, xxxiii8 (last 2 leaves blank and cancelled), single column, 15 lines in two sizes of hybrida in brown ink, rubrics in red, small initials touched in red, numerous 2- and 3-line initials in red throughout, some staining, first leaf becoming loose, leaves at beginning and end waterdamaged (those at front restored), without affecting text, else good condition, vellum pastedowns from twelfth-century Breviary (perhaps French), early and probably contemporary Flemish panel-stamped binding over wooden boards, panels enclosing scrolling ivy and Christ as Man of Sorrows, somewhat worn, cracked along spine (with cracks between each board and spine restored and filled with modern leather), metal clasps


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This is the winter volume of a Breviary probably for Benedictine use (Office of St. Benedict on fol.310v), including: a gathering added to the beginning of the volume with the collects of the saints 'qui non habent propria', including SS. Marcellus and Tiburtius (fol.1r); the winter Temporal for the first Sunday of Advent through to the eve of Easter; the Sanctoral (255r) from St. Andrew (30 November) to the Annunciation (25 March); the Common (323r); and the Hymnal (365r). On fols.252v-54r and 363v-64v a sixteenth- or seventeenth-century user has added musical chants.

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