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Guide to Leaves from Manuscript and Early Printed Books

M0098

13th century to 16th century


Descriptive Summary

Identification: M0098


Title: Leaves from Manuscript and Early Printed Books


Dates: 13th century to 16th century


Extent: 24 items


Language: English



Collection is open for research.


Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised of fragments of medieval manuscript and early printed books from the 12th through 16th centuries. Notes from research conducted by Judy Oliver and Joscelyn Godwin are included with each medieval manuscript leaf, providing further information on the item.

Subjects

Block Books, Chinese--Specimens.
Early printed books--Specimens.
Manuscripts, Medieval--Specimens.

Contents List

Manuscript Leaves
Leaves from Bibles, Psalters, and Biblical Commentary
Box 1 Folder 1
15th century
Leaf from a Psalter, Italy.

166 x 121 mm

Text from the Canticle of Moses, written in Gothic rotunda script. Alternating blue and red capitals, no other decorations.

Box Oversize 1 Folder 12
15th century
Leaf from a Ferial Psalter, northern Italy.

Text from Psalms 31 and 32, written in formal Gothic rotunda script. Decorated with red and blue capitals and penwork.

Box 1 Folder 2
13th or 14th century
Leaf from Peter Lombard, Sententiarum Book, Italy.

194 x 140 mm

Text from Sententiarum, by Peter Lombard, written in Gothic textualis script. Decorated with red and blue penwork.

Leaves from Music Books
Box Oversize 1 Folder 13
circa 1460
Leaf from an Antiphonal, Italy.

Gregorian chant from the Common of Virgins, written in Gothic rotunda script. Decorated with red and blue filigree penwork.

Box Oversize 1 Folder 1
circa 1500
Leaf from an Antiphonal, Spain.

Gregorian chant from the office antiphons for the Temporale Feast of the Ascension, written in Gothic rotunda script. Decorated with red capitals.

Map-case 2
15th century?
Leaf from an Antiphonal, Spain or Italy.

Gregorian chant from Psalms 89 and 129, written in large Gothic rotunda script. The five line staves are post-medieval, indicating this leaf is from the 15th century or later. Decorated with red and blue capitals.

Box Oversize 1 Folder 15
16th century?
Leaf from an Antiphonal, unlocalized.

Gregorian chant from the antiphons for the Sanctorale feast of St. Nicholas, written in Gothic script from the 16th century or later. This leaf is a palimpsest, written over a larger music leaf, with staves running vertically. Decorated with red and blue initials.

Box Oversize 1 Folder 16
16th century?
Two leaves from an Antiphonal, Italy or Spain.

Gregorian chant from antiphons used for the office of the Virgin on Saturdays and for Marian feasts throughout the year, written in Gothic rotunda script. Five line staves indicate that the leaves are not medieval, and date to the 16th century or later. Decorated with red and blue initials.

Box Oversize 1 Folder 17
13th century
Leaf from a Gradual, Italy.

Gregorian chant from the Roman Missal Mass for the 18th Sunday after Pentacost, written in Gothic rotunda script. Four line staves decorated in red and blue.

Box 1 Folder 6
14th century
Leaf from a Gradual, Italy.

Gregorian chant from the Maundy Thursday Mandatum, written in Rotunda script. Seven staves decorated with red and blue penwork.

Box Oversize 1 Folder 17
15th century
Leaf from a Gradual, Italy.

Text from the Sanctorale feast of SS. Peter and Paul, written in gothic Rotunda script. Decorated with red and blue capitals and penwork.

Leaves from Books of Hours and Office Books
Box 1 Folder 3
circa 1400-1450
Leaf from a Book of Hours, France.

178 x 127 mm

Text from the Seven Penitential Psalms, written in formal Gothic script. Illuminated and decorated capitals, ivy fill and extensions in the margins, and blue and gold line fillers. This leaf may have been produced in Paris.

Box 1 Folder 4
1464
Leaf from a Portable Pocket Breviary, Italy.

108 x 86 mm

Text from the Hymn for Advent and rubric for Christmas, written in Gothic textualis script. Decorated with red and blue inital capitals, and pink filigree.

Box 1 Folder 5
Leaf from the Burial Service, possibly from a Breviary, England.

220 x 140 mm

Text from the Burial Office, written in spiky Gothic script. Text with music (notated antiphons on red staves). Decorated with red and blue penwork. One initial capital decorated with a human head.

Box Oversize 1 Folder 19
undated
Two manuscript leaves used as waste in a binding.

Two leaves cut in a manner indicating they were once used as waste in a binding. Both leaves show text and music, and are decorated with red and blue capitals and penwork.

Early Printed Leaves
Box Oversize 1 Folder 10
1440
Leaf from a Chinese block book.

From a volume of the "Tripitaka" or sacred writings of the Buddhist Canon. Printed from wooden blocks in China in the 5th year of Cheng Tung.

Box 1 Folder 8
16th century?
Leaf printed on vellum.

Black Latin text surrounded by metalcut printed borders. Possibly printed in Paris in the 16th century.

Box 1 Folder 7
16th century?
Leaf printed on vellum.

Red and black Latin text surrounded by metalcut printed borders. Possibly printed in Paris in the 16th century.

Box Oversize 1 Folder 9
1493
Leaves from the Nuremberg Chronicle.

Folios XXV-XXVI, LVI, and CXLIII from the Latin edition of Hartmann Schedel's Liber Chronicarum (Book of Chronicles), printed in 1493 by Anton Koberger. The book is commonly known as the Nuremberg Chronicle. Each of the folios shows woodcut illustrations.

Facsimiles
Box Oversize 1 Folder 18
undated
Two facsimile leafs from illustrated manuscripts of Terence.

Two lithographic reproductions of images from illustrated manuscripts of Terence from an unknown facsimile publication. One, labeled PL. VII, shows two images from Parisinus 7899, and the other, labeled PL. VIII, shows one image from Ambrosianus H. 75. inf.


Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries

Processing

Finding aid prepared by Kathleen Trychta and Melissa A. Hubbard with information compiled by Joscelyn Godwin and Judy Oliver, January 22, 2014.

Citation

[Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known)], M0098, Leaves from Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.



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