Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library

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Germany, s. XVmed
1. ff. 1-99v: Temporale from vespers before the first Sunday of Advent to lauds of Holy Saturday. 2. ff. 100-112: Sanctorale, for the Immaculate Conception, Conversion of Paul, Purification, Chair of Peter and Annunciation. 3. ff. 112v-133v: Common of saints. 4. f. 133v: Responses of the office of the Dead, ending defectively. Parchment, ff. ii (modern paper) + 133 (and a small tipped-in leaf, foliated 120, as is the following full leaf) + ii (modern paper); 309 × 225 (253 × 175) mm. 1-148 158(+8, f. 120) 168 176(-6). Catchword in a noting hand in the inner margin of f. 8v. 10 lines of text and music. Double vertical bounding lines in red ink, a single bounding line full across the bottom; the upper line of the top staff forms the top boundary line of the written space. Slash prick marks in the 3 outer margins. Music on red 4-line staves. Written in a gothic liturgical book hand. On f. 1, opening initial for Advent, 45 × 55 mm., in blue with simple void pattern and red flourishing; secondary initials in plain red or as cadels in the ink of the text filled in red. In later hands: foliation in early form arabic numerals, except for 100, designated as “C”; hymns and verses numbered in arabic numerals in the margins; marginalia, including on f. 58v, “Maria mutter königin mutter der bahrmhertzigkeit.” Running titles added, s. XVII. Bound, s. XVI, in German white pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, stamped with panels of full length allegorical representations of the Virtues, and of Renaissance foliage; evidence of 4 bosses, front and back; 2 fore edge clasps of leather and brass, back to front; red leather fore edge tabs; modern marbled endpapers. Written in Germany in the middle of the fifteenth century. In the lower margin of f. 1, the stamp “G.W.B.D.” of Hugo, Graf von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1820-95) who acquired many manuscripts from the Carthusians of Buxheim; his sale, Munich, 20 September 1883, n. 2381 (German sale catalogue slip affixed to the front pastedown). Synder collection. Date and source of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown.
Secundo folio: (benignita-)tem et terra
Bibliography: De Ricci, 109.
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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