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.
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.).
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Beinecke MS 827
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Breviary. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 299
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