Script: Copied by two hands, both writing Gothica Textualis Formata. Hand A copied ff. 1r-8v (art. 1) in bold script with little angulariy and long ascenders and descenders; hand B copied all the other pages in Textus Semiquadratus in two sizes, with conspicable forking at the top of the ascenders, spurs, hairlines, a very short d and Southern German or Central European features such as the shape of the -orum and -arum abbreviations, the use of y for ii, etc. The texts on the inserted leaflets in art. 2 and some corrections are in Gothica Hybrida (Fractura). Slips of parchment with additional texts have been inserted between ff. 18-19, 33-34, 35-36. Red rubrics and red stroking of majuscules. Red initials: 1-line versals, 2-line plain initials; art. 1 opens with a 4-line initial and features several 3-line initials, all of the same type as the other ones in the manuscript. Binding: Original, yellowish pigskin over bevelled wooden boards; both covers blind-tooled with frames of fillets and rolls. Spine blind-tooled with three raised bands. Remnants of two clasps attached to the rear board, with engraved brass catches (one partly preserved) on the front board. Yellow spine.
Manuscript on parchment (sturdy).
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Beinecke MS 896
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Breviary. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 277
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