Single leaf from a 14th-century gradual : in Latin
- Single leaf from a 14th-century gradual : in Latin
- Title (uniform):
- Catholic Church
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Graduals (Service books)
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts (Collection of Distinction)
- 1 leaf : parchment, ill. ; 518 x 361 (380 x 258) mm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
- Notes (acquisition):
Purchased by the BPL from La Bibliofilia, Milan, in 1954.
- Notes (citation):
For published descriptions, see: More Books/BPL Quarterly VII (1955), p. 75; Netzer, N. ed., Secular/Sacred 11th-16th Century Works from the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston College, 2006), nr. 48.
Bond, W.H. Supplement to the Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, page 220
Title devised by cataloger.
Origin: Written in Italy in the mid-fourteenth century, from the same manuscript as BPL pb Med. 178.
Formerly cataloged under call number BPL MS 1595.
Currently cataloged under call number MS pb Med. 170.
- Notes (object):
Layout: One column, seven staves. Bounding and writing lines in blind. Square Gregorian notation on a four-line red staff, some stems.
Script: Written in a Gothic rotunda in black ink with red rubrics.
Decoration: On the recto, a two-staff high floriate initial [E] on blue with white filigree, historiated with the Adoration of the Magi: the Virgin sits at the left, the Christ-child standing on her lap, Joseph behind; the three Magi kneel at the right, the frontmost presenting his gift. Original Roman foliation, upper margin verso, in alternating red and blue epigraphic capitals, "xxvi". Interlinear numbers above incipits refer to the folio on which the full text can be found.
Binding: Housed in an oversize manilla folder.
- Table of Contents:
1. Off[e]r[torium]. Lux fulgebit ... / In epyphania domini ... / Ecce advenit dominator ... / v. Deus iuditium regi da ... / R/ [verso] Omnes de sabba ... / v. Surge et illumine ... / ... super te orta est.
- Call #:
RARE BKS MS pb Med. 170
BPL MS 1595