Digital Scriptorium
New York, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division,  NYPL MA 001
Description:Astor 1 ff. ii + 200 + ii - 5 vellum strips inserted horizontally. - Modern vellum binding. Previously: red roan, German half-binding, ca. 1830. - Written at Corvey (recent scholarship) or Reichenau? (De Ricci). Written for a monastery dedicated to St. Michael. Sold by Quaritch (1884) to J.J. Astor. - De Ricci, 1315. Vor dem Jahre 1000: Abendlandische Buchkunst zur Zeit der Kaiserin Theophanu (Cologne, 1991), 54-8. - 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. 27.
Notes:-There is an incorrect foliation in ink and another in pencil in the upper right; description follows underlined pencil foliation in upper right.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. Jacqueline Frank for her extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 51
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLMA001_41
Language: Latin Country: Germany Century: 10th

Part 1: ff. 1-200v
Description: - Parchment - 254 x 183 mm - 20-23 long lines per page, ruled in drypoint, prickings visible.
Country: GermanyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XSearchable Date Range: 900 - 999
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 1
Script: Caroline minuscule; rustic capitals; uncials
Figurative Decoration: Portraits of Evangelists and Christ, Evangelists' symbols.
Other Decoration: Large illuminated interlace letters. Some purple vellum, written on in gold. Framework in gold and purple. Large (7-line) and small (4-line and 2-line) initials in gold, purple and green.
Notes: Recent scholarship proposes Corvey, s. X; older scholarship suggested Reichenau or Westphalia. Strips of another ms, sewn into this manuscript, s. XII? Latin
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. J.J.G. Alexander for his notes on this manuscript.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 3v-199
Title: Lectionary for the Gospels
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Cum esset desponsata mater ihesu maria ioseph
Explicit: Et omnes qui vivit et credit in me non morietur in aeternum. Credis hoc ait illi utique domine. Ego credidi quia tu es christus filius dei qui in hunc mundum venisti.
Acknowledgments: We thank Prof. J.J.G. Alexander for his notes on this manuscript.
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f. 3v   Portrait of Matthew in gold frame on purple background, with gold, green, and other colors.
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f. 4   Full-page portrait of Mark in gold frame on purple background.
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f. 4v   Full-page portrait of Luke in gold frame on purple background.
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f. 5   Full-page portrait of John in gold frame on purple background.
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f. 5v   Four Evangelist symbols.
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f. 6   Christ in Majesty.
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f. 7   Opening of intertwined lettering in gold, in gold frame on purple and blue: Legenda per anni curriculum.
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f. 7v   Elaborate text page in gold, purple and green: DNS
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f. 8   Elaborate text page in gold, purple and green: Sequentia sancti
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f. 8v   Elaborate text page in gold, purple and green: Evangelii
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f. 9   Elaborate text page in gold, purple and green: Secundum
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f. 9v   Elaborate text page in gold, purple and green: Mattheum/Respondeat omnes gloria tibi Domine
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f. 10   Elaborate text page in gold, purple and green: In illo tempore
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f. 10v   Gold uncial text in gold, purple and blue frame.
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f. 11   Gold uncial text inside gold, purple and blue frame; decorated letters IN VIGI-
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f. 11v   Decorated text page in frame: Nativitas Domini in nocte...
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f. 12   Page of regular caroline text, with 2-line gold and pink initials.
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f. 15   Gold capitals, uncials and Caroline in gold and purple frame, with large gold, purple and green initial. Strip of vellum written in later hand sewn into manuscript lies across the page.
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f. 15v   Gold caroline in gold and purple frame.
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f. 20   Gold uncial and caroline on purple background within gold frame. Text for Feast of the Circumcision/Purification. Large initial. Strip of vellum in later hand lying across page.
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f. 20v   Gold text on purple background in gold frame.
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f. 21   Gold text on purple background in gold frame. Large decorated initial. Text for Feast of the Annunciation.
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f. 21v   Gold text on purple background in gold frame.
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f. 62v   Title for Palm Sunday. Frame of gold and green. Text in gold capitals with an irregular purple checkerboard background.
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f. 63   Frame in gold and purple, with text in gold on purple background. Large decorated P-I-I initials, for text "Passio Domini nostri Iesu Christi."
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f. 88v   Maundy Thursday? Frame of gold and purple, with text in gold. Elaborate 12-line decorated initial I.
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f. 89   Gold and purple frame with text in gold.
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f. 95   Elaborate text page on purple background with gold and purple frame. Large decorated initials. Strip of vellum in later hand lies over the page.
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f. 95v   Text in gold on purple background in gold frame.
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f. 96   Elaborate initials in gold, green, blue and purple on purple background in gold and purple frame.
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f. 96v   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 97   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 97v   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 98   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 98v   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 99   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 99v   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 100   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 100v   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 101   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 101v   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 102   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 102v   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 103   Text in gold on purple background in gold and paint frame.
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f. 112v   Text for Pentecost in gold, in gold and paint frames. Large decorated initial.
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f. 113   Text in gold, in gold and paint frames. Large decorated initial.
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f. 113v   Text in gold, in gold and paint frames.
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f. 126v   Gold text on purple background in gold frame. Large decorated initial. For feasts relating to Peter and Paul?
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f. 127   Gold text on purple background in gold frame.
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f. 137   Gold text on purple background in gold frame. Large decorated initial I. Text for the Assumption.
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f. 199   Explicit.
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