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From the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
In Latin, with a small number of rubrics in Middle French (ff.1-2) and Middle English (ff. 55-57).
Front and back pastedowns from a contemporary? printed German play about Adam and Eve.
Layout: first section in single columns of 17 lines; second section in single columns of 12 lines.
Script: gothic liturgical script.
Decoration: Rubricated. Approximately 110 initials in blue with red penwork. Full-page minature illustration of St. Christopher; double-page illustration of the Adoration of the Magi.
Binding: 16th-century English blind-stamped calf, with panels of heads in medallions, rebacked.
Manuscript, on parchment, containing the Penitential Psalms, the Litany of the Saints, the Psalms of the Passion, and other Latin prayers and devotions. The text is preceded by two pages of rubrics in Middle French; there are Middle English rubrics concerning indulgences on ff. 55-57. Several pages contain short pieces of music in the margins, probably in a contemporary hand.
The manuscript also contains two miniatures not original to the text. The first (f. 4) is a full-page miniature of St. Christopher in color against a stylized landscape and a gold ground with a title sewn to the top margin, possibly predating its current binding by 50 years. The second (ff. 62b-63) is a double-page miniature of the Adoration of the Magi; the figures are outlined in ink and finished with washes in green, red and blue. Possibly intended as a pattern for embroidery or for wall-painting.
iv + 138 l. : parchment ; 125 x 85 mm.
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