[between 1390 and 1400, 1578]
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Script: Parts I and III (ff. 1r-40v, 48r-72v): Written in liturgical gothic of two sizes, by one scribe. Parts II and IV (ff. 41r-47v, 73r-102v) were intended to be integrated into the earlier portion: Written in liturgical gothic of the late 16th century, in two sizes by a single scribe; the letters slant slightly toward the left.
On f. 48r, a 5-line historiated initial (65 x 58 mm.), white-decorated red and blue on a gold ground, enclosing a priest serving Communion; from the corners sprout blue vines with white, gold, and red trilobe leaves, extending around 3 sides of the page. On f. 1r, an 8-line illuminated initial of white-decorated blue and red (63 x 65 mm.), filled with blue and red trilobe leaves, on a gold ground; the base of the letter is extended around the inner and lower margins as a gold, blue, red, and white bounding line; from the lower two corners of this line and the upper left corner of the initial sprout vines, as for the historiated initial. 3- and 2-line initials in orange-tinted red or blue; rubrics throughout. Square notes in brown on 4-line orange-tinted red staves (the red ink has bled so that the whole written space has an orange glow). Parts II and IV: 4- to 1-line initials in red and blue. Rubrics are sometimes set off on the right side of the page by a narrow vertical border in brown. Musical notation: square notes on 4-line staves, all in brown.
Binding: 1981. Quarter cloth case, retaining brown mottled paper covered boards, 19th century. Traces of earlier bindings.
Given to Yale by Mrs. Augustus Russell Street in 1868.
Manuscript on parchment, composed of four parts. Written at the end of the 14th century (Parts I, III) and in 1578 (Parts II, IV); the prominence of St. Maclovius (Macutus) suggests that Parts II and IV were produced in Brittany or Normandy.
ff. ii + 102 + i : parchment ; 240 x 167 (172 x 110) mm.
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