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  • Illuminated Manuscript. Breviary. Dominican Use. Latin. Gothic bookhand (textualis). Parchment, ii modern parchment flyleaves + 191 fols. + ii modern parchment flyleaves, 180 x 137 (130 x 90) mm, 22 lines, ruled in black ink, catchwords. BINDING: Gold-tooled red leather over pasteboards, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, 1954; previous binding preserved: fifteenth-century, German, blind-stamped brown leather over wooden boards, sewn on four supports, stamps including Virgin and Child on crescent moon and four Evangelists’ symbols, two straps with metal clasps on lower cover, two catchplates on upper cover. CONTENTS: fols. 1r – 6r Calendar; fols. 7r – 45r Temporal from Easter Eve to 25th Sunday after Holy Trinity; fol. 45r – 48r Dedication of the Church; fols. 48r – 77r ferial office; fols. 77r – 77v Ad disciplinas. So mann disciplin nympt der convent spricht; fol. 77v – 78r Oratio pro Capitulo Generale; fols. 78r – 160v Sanctoral; fols. 160v – 175v Common of the Saints; fols. 175v – 188r Office of the Virgin; fols. 188v – 190 Hymns and collects for Saints Anne, Afra and the Division of the Apostles (addition). ORNAMENTATION: Blue initial [A, 7 ll.] on gold ground with partial floral and spraywork border for the first lesson (fol. 7r); red and blue penwork initials [1 – 2 ll.]. Production Place: Germany, Augsburg, Bamberg. 1461-1475.
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