Carthusian Breviary, mutilated

Published/Created:
Villeneuve-les-Avignon
between 1350 and 1400
Physical Description:
ff. ii + 303 + ii : parchment ; 140 x 100 mm.
Notes:
Manuscript on parchment. The manuscript is heavily mutilated, some leaves are out of order and many (presumably all illuminated) leaves are cut out. From f. 82 onwards there is early foliation in Roman numerals in the outer top corner of the rectos, from V to CCLXXVIII; almost all these numbers seem to have been altered. There is a parallel and unaltered foliation in Roman numerals in the lower corner of the rectos, mostly cut off at the trimming of the codex, apparently equally starting with V but from f. ... [XXXI] increasingly diverging. Collation impossible. The quires are normally quaternions. Copied by one hand in small Northern Gothica Textualis Libraria.
Bookplate of Frederick Haile Stebbins with motto Inter folia fructus. Gift of the estate of Frederick H. Stebbins, 5 Dec. 1988.
Copied in the Charterhouse Val de Benediction (Vallis Benedictionis) at Villeneuve-les-Avignon, which was founded 1356; the letters a.b.de. in the colophon are perhaps the initials of the scribe.
Due to the missing of all important illuminated leaves the description of the decoration is necessarily very incomplete. Headings in red. Yellow heightening of the majuscules. 1-line flourished initials alternately red and blue. Numerous 2-line flourished initials in the same colours. 3-line dentelle initials with partial floral borders in gold (on f. 56r with bar-shaped extensions, on f. 57v no border).
Binding: Nineteenth-century. Light-brown leather over pasteboard; the covers gold-tooled with floral border and centre-piece. Gold-tooled spine with four raised bands. One large modern silver clasp attached to rear cover. Edges gilt and gauffered.
Cite as: Carthusian Breviary, Mutilated. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Topics:
Breviaries
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Monasticism and religious orders
Topics:
Carthusians.
Catholic Church
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Decorated initials
Manuscripts, Medieval
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 690
Orbis Record:
9645823
Orbis Barcode:
39002091599341
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
10591028
Citation:
Carthusian Breviary. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
9998957
PID:
digcoll:3689244