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Lectionary, in Latin : manuscript fragments.


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[England, between 1400 and 1499]
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  • 2 partial leaves (used as pastedowns in a volume of Omphalius, De elocutionis imitatione ac apparatu liber unus, Cologne, Birckmann and Richwin, 1563).
Accompanying material: the boards of the volume are now detached from the calf covers. Additional early printed fragments were used as fillers between the boards and the pastedowns. Script: 24/28 lines of cursive anglicana with much use of abbreviation. Binding: contemporary Cambridge binding of blindstamped brown calf, arabesques in center of covers.
Closed for personal research pending conservation assessment. Use for class instruction permitted.
The text of the the first leaf includes a discussion of St. Aethelwold and mention of the monasteries of Winchester and Barking. The text of the second leaf is from Rabanus Maurus, Commentariorum in Matthaeum libri octo. Both leaves contain the abbreviated heading 'l[e]c[tio]' suggesting lessons for liturgical reading, but the script is not that of a conventional lectionary for ecclesiastical or monastic use. [from dealer descrption]
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 37), 2010. Accession 2010-154.
Omphalius, Jakob, 1500-1567.
Rabanus Maurus, Archbishop of Mainz, 784?-856.
Included Work:
Commentariorum in Matthaeum libri octo De elocutionis imitatione ac apparatu liber unus

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