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Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department,  Lewis E 010
Description: ff. i + 220 + i - S.XVI#^in# Italian, red morocco over pasteboard, blind-tooled with gold letters on back: LIBRO CORALE DEL CANTO AMBROSIANO. - Monastery of Sant' Ambrogio Maggiore, Milan, s.XVI; Henry White, London, s.XIX; Sotheby's, London, April 21, 1902, lot 47; Symes; Oliver Henry Perkins, Des Moines, IA; Anderson Galleries, New York, March 23-24, 1926, lot 537; John Frederick Lewis, PA. - De Ricci, vol. 2, p. 2032, no. 44; Wolf, Descriptive Catalogue, pp. 10-14, no. 10.
Notes:-Arms of church of Sant'Ambrogio, Milan on f. 1r; bookplate of Oliver Henry Perkins on front pastedown.
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 6
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/LewisE010_4
Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 16th

Part 1: ff. 1-216
Description: - Paper and Parchment - 595 x 435 mm - 1 column of 36 lines, hard-point ruling.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City: Milan
Assigned Date: s. XVIinSearchable Date Range: 1500 - 1515
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Italian rotunda
Music: Square notation on 5-line red, black, and yellow staves.
Figurative Decoration: 1 large historiated initial with full foliate border, 20 historiated initials with foliate extensions, 1 marginal figure.
Other Decoration: 4 illuminated initials, 2 excised initials repaired with vellum patch, decorated and flourished initials throughout.
Notes: The manuscript was illuminated by two artists. The first is a follower of two Milanese artists, Giovan Pietro Birago and Master of B. F. (sometimes identified as Francesco Binasco). The second artist has not been identified. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1r-216v
Title: Antiphonarium diurnum de sanctis monachorum sancti ambrosii maioris milanI et secundum ritum monasticum ambrosianum. In vigilia sanct martini episcop. ad vesperum. Responsorium cum infantibus. Antiphonary, diurnal (Ambrosian Rite)
Language(s): Latin
Notes: 6 leaves lacking 
Status of text: defective
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f. 1r   Initial U with St. Martin of Tours dividing his cloak
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f. 66r   St. Benedict of Nursia
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f. 95r   Initial I with Sts. Peter and Paul
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f. 138r   Initial B with St. Bernard of Clairvaux
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f. 151r   Initial C with the Birth of the Virgin
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f. 162r   Intial B with St. Michael Archangel
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Part 2: ff. 216v-220v
Description: - Parchment - 595 x 435 mm
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVISearchable Date Range: 1500 - 1599
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Liturgical book hand
Music: Square notation on 4-line staves
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff 216v-220v
Title: Antiphons for the Vigil of St. Benedict
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Added later.