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New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Beinecke MS 187
Description: ff. 193 - Sixteenth century. Resewn with heavy thread (fine cord?), three sewn-in chains linking the quires. Two strands of sewing cord cross over to the horizontal bars of a Z lacing, the diagonals of the lacing visible through the pastedowns of the inside of the flush wooden boards, the horizontal lacing protruding under the leather of the cover. The edges of the boards are concave at head and tail. The smooth, round spine is lined with a coarse, blue-green cloth extending almost to the center of the boards on the outside. The endbands which straddle the boards are laced through them. Covered in dark red, now brown, calf faintly blind-tooled with diamonds with crosses in circles at the intersections. A strap-and-pin fastening, the pin in the edge of the upper board, two holes for the strap in the lower. Sewing slightly repaired, some leather on the spine replaced. Front cover is lined with a parchment leaf from a 15th-century Greek liturgical manuscript. - Belonged to Prof. Thomas Day Seymour of Yale ca. 1899. Bequeathed to his daughter, Elizabeth Day Seymour Angel in 1907, in whose memory it was presented to Yale in 1952 by her husband, John Angel. - Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 187.
Notes:-Manuscript on parchment (thick; many leaves palimpsest: Greek liturgical text of the tenth century, in uncial script, still visible) of A collection of liturgical readings mainly from the Old Testament, but including some readings from the Gospels and Epistles, together with prayers and hymns for the office.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BeineckeMS187_47
Language: Greek Country: Byzantine Empire Century: 13th
View a detailed description: http://brbl-net.library.yale.edu/pre1600ms/docs/pre1600.ms187.htm

Part 1:
Description: - parchment - 215 x 161 (178 x 122) mm.
Country: Byzantine EmpireCardinal point:
Region: ByzantiumCity:
Assigned Date: [between 1200 and 1300]Searchable Date Range: 1200 - 1300
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Written in a clear but informal minuscule by a single scribe who does not follow the guide-lines that were originally drawn for the lower text of the palimpsest.
Notes: Numerous small red initials throughout. The manuscript was apparently in a fire, since ff. 36-58 are severely charred and the edges of all leaves have been blackened. Binding: Sixteenth century. Resewn with heavy thread (fine cord?), three sewn-in chains linking the quires. Two strands of sewing cord cross over to the horizontal bars of a Z lacing, the diagonals of the lacing visible through the pastedowns of the inside of the flush wooden boards, the horizontal lacing protruding under the leather of the cover. The edges of the boards are concave at head and tail. The smooth, round spine is lined with a coarse, blue-green cloth extending almost to the center of the boards on the outside. The endbands which straddle the boards are laced through them. Covered in dark red, now brown, calf faintly blind-tooled with diamonds with crosses in circles at the intersections. A strap-and-pin fastening, the pin in the edge of the upper board, two holes for the strap in the lower. Sewing slightly repaired, some leather on the spine replaced. Front cover is lined with a parchment leaf from a 15th-century Greek liturgical manuscript.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1:
Title: Lectionary, etc.
Subjects: Catholic Church--Liturgy.; Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions.; Lectionaries.; Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.;
Language(s): Greek