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New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 029
Description: ff. ii + 114 + ii - Original wooden boards, covered with blind tooled calf, four clasps (Rome or Florence?). - Original arms overpainted by Piccolomini arms (ff. 1, 4v, 67v, 98). Earl of Ashburnham collection. Henry Yates Thompson (sale, 1920). Sir Arthur Chester Beatty; sale by Sotheby's, May 9, 1933, Part II, 128-9 for Spencer. - De Ricci, 1341. - 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. 29.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. Jonathan J. G. Alexander for his extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 6
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLSpencer029_42
Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-114v
Description: - Parchment - 358 x 266 mm - 22 long lines per page, ruled in pencil, catchwords visible. Collation: 10 quinternions, followed by one gathering of 4 folios.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: VenetoCity: Padua?
Assigned Date: s. XV2/4Searchable Date Range: 1425 - 1450
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Gothic liturgical script
Music: Square notation on 4-line red staves
Figurative Decoration: Four historiated initials; angels flank cardinal's arms f. 1.
Other Decoration: 2-line and 4-line gold initials on red/blue fields; larger blue and red initials on gold fields. 1-line red and blue initials with opposing color penwork. Border designs. Coats of arms.
Notes: Possibly by the same Bohemian artist who illuminated the missal for Pietro Donato, bp. of Padua (1428-47) now Vatican, BAV, Vat. lat. 8700, as suggested by Francois Avril. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-114v
Title: Incipit liber evangeliorum tocius anni secundum consuetudinem romane curie. Dominica prima de adventu. Sequentia sancti evangelii secundum lucam. Lectionary for the Gospels
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: In illo tempore. Dixit ihesus discipulis suis. Erunt signa in sole et luna et stellis et in terris pressura gentium
Explicit: Quod ergo deus coniunxit homo non separet.
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f. 1   Luke at his desk writing in a bound book, as his ox looks on. Minute inscriptions on the banderoles on the top-line ascenders (Ama dio; bene anday; monsign de sco Systo; vicit leo) of uncertain purpose.
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f. 4v   John at his desk, with eagle perched on his shoulder. Overpainted Piccolomini arms apparently those of Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini, cardinal in 1460 and Pope Pius III in 1503.
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f. 40v   Alternating red and blue initials with opposing penwork. Centered catchword.
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f. 56   Painted initial with flourishing.
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f. 60v   Page of text and music, with initial and catchword.
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f. 114v   Explicit of text.
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