Breviary

Published/Created:
Switzerland,
[between 1490 and 1500]
Physical Description:
ff. 143 : paper ; 215 x 160 mm.
Materials:
paper
Notes:
Watermarks: (1) Cardinal's hat, var. Briquet 3397 (1479-1494); (2) and (3) Bull's head, var. Briquet 15373 (1488-1501).
Script: The main part of the codex (ff. 1r-132v) is copied by a single scribe writing a bold and compressed small Gothica Semitextualis Libraria. Ff. 133r-143v and the two inserted leaves 24bis and 119bis are copied in a larger and less careful hand using the same type of script.
Rubrics and underlining, versals and 2-line (3-line on f. 25r) plain initials, all in red. On f. 5r a 3-line initial at the opening of Ps. 1 is not executed. All decoration is missing on ff. 23v, 24bis r, 119bis r, f. 125v, line 12 to the bottom of f. 126r, ff. 137r-143v. On ff. 133r-136v there are rubrics (in pale red) but no initials. No guide letters.
Binding: Original quarter binding on two split leather thongs, square-edged beech boards; white pigskin decorated with blind-tooled fillets. One decorated brass clasp attached to the rear board, with a decorated brass catch fixed with three nails to the front board. The binding is reinforced with a strip of parchment cut from a ca. 1100 missal (?), decorated with versals and plain initials in red and a 5-line Romanesque initial in red with blue tendrils on a liquid gold background.
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper of the unfinished Winter part of a Breviary, containing 1) Psalterium feriatum for Sunday up to Wednesday; ends Ps. 57:6. 2) Three hymns for Advent. 3) Temporale, winter part, from the first Sunday of Advent to Holy Saturday. 4) Sanctorale, winter part, from the Vigil of Andrew (29 Nov.) to the Conversion of Paul (25 Jan.). 5) Chapters and Responsories for the Common of the Saints: Apostles, Evangelists, One Martyr, Several Martyrs, One Confessor, Several Confessors, One Virgin, Several Virgins, All Saints, Angels. 6) Chapters for the office of the Virgin. 7) Chapters, Versicles and Responsories for Advent through the Holy Week. 8) Prayers for the office from Advent through St. Stephen (26 Dec.).
Topics:
Breviaries
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Monastic and religious life
Topics:
Catholic Church--Liturgy
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Manuscript waste (Binding)
Manuscripts
Rubrics
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 827
Orbis Record:
9874236
Orbis Barcode:
39002104686754
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
10984467
Citation:
Breviary. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
10984290
PID:
digcoll:3933464

Number of Pages: 299
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