Digital Scriptorium
New York, General Theological Seminary, Special Collections,  15 Western
Description: ff. 98 - Heavy wooden boards covered with blind stamped brown leather. Metal furniture: 6 bosses around the edge and one central boss. Evidence of fore edge closures, now missing.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Elizabeth Mayer for her description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1v-98r
Description: - Parchment - 310 x 220 mm - 29 long lines per page, with lead ruling for text and bounding lines.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City: Mantua
Assigned Date: s. XVinSearchable Date Range: 1400 - 1415
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1404
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 1
Scribe(s): Presbiter Johannes de Bononia
Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: f. 2r has an illuminated initial N with a figure of a bishop. In the margin of f. 2r there is a grotesque playing a stringed instrument with a bow, as well as a small face in the foliage.
Other Decoration: f. 2r: gold balls with rays ending in dots.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 2

Text 1: ff. 1r-4v
Title: De diversis prologis martilogii per quos patet quantam diligentiam sancti et antiqui ad conpilationem huius opusculi habeant. Prefaces to martyrologies
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Notandum quod licet multi dederunt operam ad conpilandum martilogium tamen tres fuerunt maioris auctoritatis qui opus huius tradiderunt.
Notes: f. 1r is blank except for random notes, names, and sums. The text begins by stating that the book was made for the church of St. Peter of Mantua; f. 1v, Annual calendar for memorial masses for particular individuals; ff. 2r-4r, Prefaces to martyrologies; f. 4v, Instructions on use of martyrology. The prefaces are: 1. Epistola Cromatii et Cliadori episcoporum ad Jeronimum 2. Responsio Jeronimi ad eosdem super eosdem 3. Prephatio que in pluribus libris ascribitur Bede super opere martilogii 4. Episola Usuardi monachi ad Karolum regem super opere martilogii All found in S.J.P. Van Dijk, ed. Sources of the Modern Roman Liturgy vol. 1, p. 182, Leiden, 1963, and in Henry Martin and Frantz Funck-Brentano Catalogue des Manuscrits de la Bibiotèque de l'Arsenal vol. 2, p. 259, 1069 (37 H.L). 

Text 2: ff. 5r-98r
Title: Kalendis Ianuarii luna prout quota erit require literam Martyrology
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Octava nativitatis domini nostri iesu christi et circumcisio eiusdem.
Explicit: Presbiter Iohannes de bononia scripsit: mcccciiii
Notes: f. 98v is blank except for miscellaneous notes and figures.