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Missal, with neumes, containing November and December from a calendar, Kyries and Glorias with staveless neumes, and mass prefaces for major feasts (Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, etc.): manuscript fragment.


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Catholic Church.
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[Germany, probably Trier : circa 1200]
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  • 1 bifolium (continuous text of 4 pages), 334 x 234 mm (250 x 165 mm)
Double columns written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand, 29 lines, ruled in ink. Capitals stroked in red, rubrics and major feasts in the calendar in red, one-line initials in red, two-line initials in red with green penwork, five three-line "VD" monograms in the calendar.
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Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 47), 2010. Accession 2010-181.
The calendar here strongly suggests an origin at Trier: feasts include several German saints, including St. Eucharius, the first bishop of Trier. His feast is usually celebrated on 8 or 9 December, except in Trier, where it is celebrated on 10 December, as here. [dealer description]
Apparently from the Schlossarchiv at Eisenberg, south-west of Leipzig: "Eisenb. Schlossarchiv" is inscribed in an eighteenth-century hand at the foot of the first leaf. 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.

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