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New York, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division,  NYPL MA 016
Description: ff. i + 22 + i - Modern pigskin. - The three original codices were almost certainly all written for the Benedictines of Melk, respectively ca. 1340, ca. 1425, and ca. 1440, and possibly amalgated by Theodor Mayer, the monastery's librarian, s. XIX. R.L. Stuart collection, bequeathed 1892. - De Ricci, 1318. Gerhard Schmidt, "Das 'Melker Konvolut' der Public Library, New York," in Zeitschrift fu"r Schweizerische Archa"ologie und Kunstgeschichte45, 1 (1986), 65-75. - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 32.
Notes:-This manuscript consists of 22 folios from not fewer than three vanished codices. Both the original three and this compilation were done at Melk, according to Schmidt's article.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. Jeffrey Hamburger for his extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 3 - Number of Images Available: 0
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLMA016_41
Language: Latin Country: Austria Century: 15th 14th

Part 1: ff. 1-7v
Description: - Parchment - 438 x 320 mm - 21 lines in two columns, ruled in pen.
Country: AustriaCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVmedSearchable Date Range: 1440 - 1460
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Script: Gothic textura
Music: Square notation on 4-line red staves
Other Decoration: 6-8 line many-colored initials on gold fields, with elaborate vine and flower designs extending into borders. 1-, 2-, and 3-line red and blue initials. Rubrics.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-7v
Title: Incipit psalterium secundum modum monasterii Mellicensis. Feria secunda ad primam ymnus. Choir psalter
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Iam lucis orto sydere deus precemur supplices
Explicit: quis deducet me usque in ydumeam.
Notes: Uncertain distribution of psalms (as evidenced by the hierarchy of their intials), which matches neither the secular nor the monastic arrangement. 
Status of text: Fragment

Part 2: ff. 8-11v
Description: - Parchment - 448 x 332 mm - 24 lines in two columns, ruled in pen. Quire signature f. 10v? F. 11 has 18 lines in two columns, ruled in pen.
Country: AustriaCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XV1/4Searchable Date Range: 1400 - 1425
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;2?, second on f. 11 ?
Script: Gothic textura
Artist(s): Master of the Palocs Breviary ?
Figurative Decoration: 2 illuminated initials (ff. 8 and 9) and 1 miniature (f. 11).
Other Decoration: 6-, 4-, and 3-line initials in various colors and designs. Border designs in many colors. Red and blue initials, red and yellow daubs as placemarkers, rubrics, coat of arms f. 8.
Notes: Schmidt classifies these folios as the second section of this manuscript. However, f. 11 looks quire different from ff. 8-10, and may be from another manuscript. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 8-11v
Title: In nativitate domini ad missam maiorem. Introitus. Missal
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Puer natus est nobis et filius datus est nobis.
Explicit: Sed et beatorum apostolorum ac martyrum tuorum Petri Pauli Andree Iacobi Iohannis Thome Iacobi Philippi Bartholomei Mathei Simonis et [erasure] Lini Cleti Clementis Si//
Status of text: Section of text of the Melk missal.

Part 3: ff. 12-22v
Description: - Parchment - 442 x 328 mm - 9 staves of music, 9 long lines of text per page, ruled in red and light pencil.
Country: AustriaCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIV2/4Searchable Date Range: 1325 - 1350
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Script: Gothic textura
Music: Square notation on 4-line red staves
Figurative Decoration: 11 large illuminated initials. Animal and human figures in border, sketched onto initials.
Other Decoration: Large initials in many colors on gold fields. Border designs. Red and blue initials. Rubrics. Red daubs as placemarkers.
Notes: Leaves are no longer in their original order. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 12-22v
Title: De sancta trinitate Gradual
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Benedicta sit sancta trinitas atque indivisa unitas confitebimur
Explicit: cum sancto spiritu in gloria dei patris. Amen.
Status of text: Section of the book.