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New York, City College of New York, Morris R. Cohen Library, Archives and Special Collections,  MS 1
Description: ff. 329 - Modern binding in a medieval style of blind-stamped and blind-rolled morocco. - Entered the library between 1877 and 1900 as suggested by the hyphenated form of the city name in the library stamp on f. 1 as "The College of the City of New-York."
Acknowledgments: - Sydney Van Nort researched and was thus able to limit the possible entry dates for this manuscript into CCNY's library. Without her work on this manuscript, this entry would not have been possible.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 13
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/MS1_5
Language: Latin Country: Germany Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-329v
Description: - Parchment - 146 x 109 mm - 2 columns of 32 lines. Running headlines added in early modern times.
Country: GermanyCardinal point: southern
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XV2Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Gothic script with a single-compartment "a."
Other Decoration: 38 7- to 4-line painted initials on gold grounds with thin swirling multicolored acanthus leaves in the margins; 2-line initials alternating red and blue, sometimes with flourishing in both colors..
Notes: Early foliation that goes as high as f. 360 has been followed in this description, although possibly as many as 30 leaves have been cut away, to judge from skipped numbers in said foliation and occasional stubs. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-329v
Title: Breviary
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Possibly intended for use in a Franciscan house, given the emphasis on Franciscan saints in the litany; now lacking the calendar at the beginning, the very end of the sanctorale and all of the common of saints. 
Status of text: Defective initially, internally and at the end.
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f. 1   Ownership stamp with hyphenated form of the city name, "New-York."
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f. 32   Hole in the parchment outlined in red to minimize confusion with the text of the underlying page.
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f. 62   Beginning of the litany with Benedict as the first of seven monks.
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f. 62v   Litany including as 2nd - 4th of the monks, Francis, Anthony of Padua and Bernardinus of Siena; the litany has no ranking for confessors; the last three of eleven virgins and widows are Clare of Assisi, Elizabeth of Thuringia, and Anne.
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f. 70v   In the margin, a rose possibly derived from an engraving of the Master of the Playing Cards.
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f. 113v   7-line initial S.
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f. 161v   Alternating plain red and blue 2-line initials.
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f. 162   Several holes in the parchment.
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f. 201   Major textual division with extensive border decoration to open the office for Corpus Christi; subsequent damage from soot.
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f. 231v   Rubric in blue ink to distinguish it from the beginning of general rubrics which are in red.
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f. 341v   Beginning of the vigil of the feast of St. Francis.
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f. 360v   Last leaf verso of the codex, ending defectively in the office for the feast of St. Cecilia.
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Binding   Back cover; rebacked.
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