Noted Breviary

Noted Breviary
Date
[ca 1350-1400]
By
Seddon, Thomas Leonard, 1900-1962
Ref
MSR-06
Description
Source of title - Supplied title Quantity: 1 volume(s) (458 pages). Physical Description: Vellum, 229 leaves (2 columns, 24 lines), bound; 218 x 162 mm. Double column, usually about 24 lines to a full page, no ruling, written space c.155 x 120mm, written in brown ink in a rounded gothic hand, rubrics in red, music on a 4-line stave with a single line in red, capitals touched in red. Some early additions to the text from ff.12v to 17v. Finding Aids: Manion, M.M. Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in New Zealand collections, no.145. Provenance: Executed in Italy in the second half of the 14th century. Made for a Franciscan house before 1399 since the Sanctoral does not include St Joseph whose feast was adopted by the Franciscan General Chapter in Assisi in that year. Cutting from a 20th-century Sotheby catalogue on upper pastedown. Listed in Quaritch catalogue 742 (1955), no.2 and bought in October that year by Thomas L. Seddon.
Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 volume(s) (458 pages), Illuminated manuscripts, Vellum, 229 leaves (2 columns, 24 lines), bound; 218 x 162 mm., Double column, usually about 24 lines to a full page, no ruling, written space c.155 x 120mm, written in brown ink in a rounded gothic hand, rubrics in red, music on a 4-line stave with a single line in red, capitals touched in red. Some early additions to the text from ff.12v to 17v., Decoration: 1- and 2-line initials throughout in red or blue with contrasting penwork; one divided initial (4-line) with penwork on f.153v. Four decorated initials (5- to 6-line, 'L' is 9-line) crudely painted in red, blue, pink, and ochre with white tracery and with curving leaf extensions.
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