Missal, containing feasts in July and August, including the Division of the Apostles, Alexis, Praxedis, Dominic, Oswald, Felix, Affra, and Donatus : manuscript fragment
- Corporate Author
- Catholic Church.
- Latin. In Latin.
- [Southern Germany or Switzerland : circa 1400]
- Physical description
- Partial bifolium stitched into early twentieth-century card wrappers. The first leaf measures 325 x 250 mm (274 x 180 mm)
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- St. Oswald, the seventh-century king of Northumbria, was venerated mainly in England and southern Germany, but there is also a church dedicated to him at Zug in Switzerland.
- Text not continuous; double columns of 32 lines, ruled in ink, written in dark brown ink in two sizes of a gothic bookhand.
- Capitals touched in red, rubrics in red, one- and two-line initials alternately in red and blue, guides to the decorator and rubricator.
- Early marginal note in lower margin of verso of first leaf, late medieval foliation "xxiii" and xxvi".
- Approximately half of outer column of text cropped from second leaf, evidence of fire damage at head and slightly stained and soiled.
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- Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 39), 2010. Accession 2010-179.
- Apparently from the Schlossarchiv at Eisenberg, south-west of Leipzig: "Joachim Linzen ... Anno Dni XVc XXV, " (i.e. 1525, the period of the Peasants' War, when many churches and monasteries were destroyed) is inscribed in a sixteenth-century hand in the outer margin of the first leaf, and "Eisenb. Schlossarchiv" in an eighteenth-century hand in the lower margin. The early twentieth-century card wrapper into which the bifolium is stitched has "Kloster zu Eisenberg / Anno 1207 bis 1524. / Aus seiner Bucherei" printed on the upper cover.