Digital Scriptorium
New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 001
Description: ff. 146 + i - 16th century German wooden boards and tooled leather. Leather stamped with panels showing King David, Paul, etc. Leather clasps and brass hinges (one missing) in shape of lion mask. - Written at order of Berthold, abbot of Weingarten (1200-35), as was his sacramentary, now NY, Morgan Library, M.710. Remained at Weingarten until 1781. Collection of Lord Vernon; his sale (1918) to Maggs. By 1920, acquired for the Spencer collection. - De Ricci, 1335. H. Swarzenski, "A 13th Century Illuminated Manuscript..." Bulletin of the New York Public LibraryXXXII (1928),647-52. Walters Art Gallery, Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Baltimore, 1949), 15 (no. 32). - 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. 28.
Notes:-Morgan M.710 now dated to ca. 1208-1215, but present ms to ca. 1220, perhaps after the Weingarten fire of 1215, for the reconsecration of the church in November 1217.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. Lucy Freeman Sandler for her extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: German Latin Country: Germany Century: 13th 17th

Part 1: Inside front cover
Description: - Parchment - 395 x 73 mm - 10 long lines visible.
Country: GermanyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVII ?Searchable Date Range: 1600 - 1699
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Script: Cursive
Other Decoration: Large opening initial in black ink.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: Binding reinforcement
Title: Charter?
Language(s): German

Part 2: ff. 1-146v
Description: - Parchment - 432 x 310 mm - 24 lines in two columns, ruled in drypoint. Above top line. Prickings and quire signatures (as roman numerals) visible. Collation: I-VI8; VII-VIII2; IX6; X-XIX8; XX6; 2 added leaves.
Country: GermanyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIII1/4Searchable Date Range: 1200 - 1225
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: YesNumber of Scribes: ;4?: A, ff. 1v-50, 59-143v; B, f. 50v; C (=A?), ff. 51v-58v; D, ff 144-146v
Script: Large archaistic minuscule
Artist(s): Berthold Master
Figurative Decoration: 15 historiated initials
Other Decoration: Initials in red, or red and yellow; others in red, blue and green. 19 elaborately decorated initials in many colors. On ff. 144v-146v, simple decoration in red only.
Notes: Main scribe, ca. 1220; scribe B, s. XIV?; scribe D, s. XIII? Two artists. Repairs to parchment with embroidered silk thread (similar repairs in M.710). Vellum tabs on fore edges as placemarkers. Leaf between ff. 98 and 99 omitted in foliation. Latin
Number of Texts: 2

Text 1: ff. 1v-50v
Title: Lectionary for the office
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Naum prophetam ante adventum regis assyriorum qui populum israel captivum in suam regionem transtulerat fuisse hebreorum traditio confirmat.
Explicit: iura et diginitates ecclesie quas regia potestas male//
Notes: Contains the temporale for the weekdays of the last week in November. The main section of the ms, containing the Sundays of November and the other weekdays of that month, is St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, MS Lat. F.V.I. 133. 
Status of text: Ends imperfectly in readings for Thomas Becket

Text 2: ff. 51-146v
Title: Lectionary for the office
Language(s): Latin
Explicit: Simile est regnum celorum thesauro abscondito. Rubrice in natale sancte Agathe virginis et martiris.
Notes: Contains the sanctorale for selected feasts throughout the year.