Previously owned by Joseph Pope of Toronto.
Gravina, Domenico (bookplate)
Pope, Joseph, 1921- (previous owner)
Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- TextsManuscripts, Latin -- ItalyManuscripts, Latin -- GermanyMissals -- TextsManuscripts, Medieval
 leaves : illustration, music.
Title from contents.
Use of Rome, for use in Gubbio.
Collation: i⁶, ii-iii¹², iv-vi¹⁰, vii¹², viii-xii¹⁰, xiii⁴, xiv¹⁰, xv¹², xvi-xxvi¹⁰, xxvii⁸.
Modern foliation in bottom right corner of each recto leaf in pencil.
Prayers for the Mass for the Virgin and All Saints within Paschaltide in 15th-century manuscript on front pastedown and flyleaf. On verso of flyleaf in formal Italian gothic script and cursive gothic are added Mass prayers, collects, and a prayer to St Helen.
Additional prayers, in a variety of hands, on leaf v.
Horizontal catchwords, centre lower margin, a few flourished and two with coloured initials; a few leaf and quire signatures in red.
Ruled very lightly in ink; full-length vertical bounding lines; prickings top and bottom margins.
In a formal, rounded gothic script (littera bonnoniensis) in two columns of 27 lines, possibly by one scribe.
Two-line red or blue initials with pen decoration in the opposite colour.
Four- to five-line parted red and blue or blue and powdered-gold initials, infilled with intricate pen work in red or red and blue, highlighted in powdered gold.
Eight folios, plus three partial folios, with Gregorian plainchant on three-line staves.
One full-page miniature, leaf v, depicting the Crucifixion, likely executed in Bamberg or Würzberg, Germany.
Bound in Germany in later 15th-century pink-stained leather over wooden boards, bevelled on the inside; covers with circles stamped in blind. Sewn on four double thongs. Red and green head and tail bands. With clasps, but modern straps.
Evidence of script, minor decoration, and the calendar provide evidence that the book was copied in Northern Italy, probably at Padua or Bologna, in the second quarter of the fourteenth century, perhaps for the Franciscan convent at Gubbio.
Numerous additions thorughout in a variety of hands.
Saints included in the calendar suggest a date after 1317 and before 1350. The memorial of Louis of Toulouse, observed from 1317, is included. The feast of the translation of St Anthony, observed from 1350, is omitted but added in a later hand.
Fifteenth-century additions suggest the book was in use in the area of Trent, but by the mid-fifteenth century, it was in southern Germany where it was rebound and the Crucifixion miniature inserted. Other saints, peculiar to southern Germany, were added at this time to the calendar.
With the armorial bookplate of Monsignor Domenico Gravina, signed by Garafalo, on inside front board.
Purchase; Les Enluminures; 2016; MS.17.010.
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