Digital Scriptorium
New York, General Theological Seminary, Special Collections,  14 Western
Description: ff. viii + 392 + i - Bound s. XVIII in greenish parchment (as reported by De Ricci) over pasteboard. - Written in France (possibly northern?) s. XIV (early in the century according to De Ricci). Obtained by General Theological Seminary in 1912 from Joseph (Giuseppe) Martini (1870-1944), as reported by De Ricci. - de Ricci, p. 1286, n. 10.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Gania Barlow for her description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Country: France Century: 14th

Part 1: ff. 1-392
Description: - Parchment - 236 x 167 mm - i4 ii4(-1) 16 (Calendar; through f. 6) 2-1812 1912 (+8, 9, 10, 11; ff. 218-221 are two inserted bifolia) 20-2812 (through f. 334) 296 30-3312 344^4#.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
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Assigned Date: s. XIVSearchable Date Range: 1300 - 1399
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Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: Two full-page miniatures preceding the Canon of the Mass, in rectangular frames of gold and white-patterned pink and blue.
Other Decoration: Major initials, 7- or 8-line (approximately the same size in the Canon), in white-patterned blue or red on opposite ground, with decoration in margin extending well above or below the letter; infilling of vine of same color as ground, with red leaves and grotesques and gold decorations. 2- or 3- line initials in blue with elaborate red penwork or red with pale blue, some with tails extending well below letter. 1-line initials in red or blue, or in the ink of the text infilled with red. Rubrics in red. The mass of Corpus Christi (ff. 218-221) has unique decorations: One major initial parti-colored in red and blue with a negatively produced fleur-de-lis, very elaborate penwork in red and purple with a grotesque and human face, and an infilling of negatively produced acanthus on a ground of red cross-hatching, with a purple grotesque at the center; various sized initials in red with purple penwork or blue with red, with a border pattern of alternating red and blue scrolls extending from the initials the length of the text block; on f. 218v three strapwork initials in the same ink as the text with red decoration, one with a human face.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-392v
Title: Missal
Language(s): Latin
Notes: ff. i-viii: Flyleaves with added texts in various hands; ff. 1-6v: Graded calendar, with major feasts in red and entries added in later hands; ff. 7-131v: Temporale from first Sunday in Advent through Easter eve and prefaces; ff. 132v-133: Two full page miniatures; f. 133v, a note pasted onto the blank leaf with what appears to be a prayer to the Holy Trinity; ff. 134-138: Canon of the Mass; ff. 138-217v: Temporale from Easter Sunday through 27th Sunday after Pentecost; ff. 218-221: Mass for Corpus Christi; ff. 222-269: Sanctorale from Stephen protomartyr (26 December) through Thomas apostle (21 December); ff. 269-300: Dedication of a church; music for the Common of Saints; text for the Common of Saints; ff. 300-313: Votive Masses; ff. 313-314: benedictions; ff. 315-390v: Unidentified music for the Temporale from Epiphany(?) through the Saturday after Pentecost; ff. 391-392v: Added in later hands are: f. 391, collect, secret and post-communion for Louis (of Toulouse?) confessor and bishop; f. 391-392, mass for Corpus Christi; f. 392, pieces of a mass for Julianus (of Le Mans?) confessor and bishop; f. 392v, prayers(?); three other unidentified short texts; final paper flyleaf with same watermark as f. i. Beginning on f. 7, the leaves are foliated on the upper margin in a later hand (s. XV/XVI(?)), with a system of letters and roman numerals, generally in groups of thirty leaves per letter, with some errors; the foliation is sometimes partially or completely cropped but seems to continue through to the end of the manuscript, with the exception of the Canon of the Mass. At a few points another system of foliation appears in another hand, apparently canceled at the time the above system was used (e.g. ff. 273 and 275); this earlier system uses continuous roman numerals, although it is ten leaves off from the modern foliation. 2 columns of 33 lines, with the Canon of the Mass in 2 columns of 23 lines (ff. 134-137). Slits in the margin apparently for tabs appear, generally in the center of the outer margin. Ruled in blue ink