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Illuminated manuscripts

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Found in 187 Collections and/or Records:

MS 19: Bible Historiale by Guyart des Moulins, 1314-1315

Identifier: MS 19
Contents This manuscript is the earliest dated copy of the Bible Historiale of Guyart Desmoulins. It is a French translation of the Historia Scholastica of Petrus Comestor (which was originally in Latin), combined with the first full translation of the vulgate Bible into French. Guyart Desmoulins originally translated this in circa 1295. Because the Bible Historiale is in the vernacular, it made both the...
Dates: 1314-1315

MS 23: Composite manuscript including two texts, 15th century

Identifier: MS 23
Contents The manuscript is a 15th-century composite containing works relating to virgin saints. It is German or Dutch. The works contained within it are detailed separately below.ff.1r-40v: Revelatio Nova Itineris et Passionis Undecim Milium Virginum Martyrum (The Passion of the Eleven Thousand Virgins). This text is related to Saint Ursula.ff.40v-72v: Vita et Legenda Beate Katherine Virginis (The Life and Legend of Saint...
Dates: 15th century

MS 26: Breviary, c 1300

Identifier: MS 26
Scope and Contents The Breviary is a liturgical book which gathers all the texts needed on any given day of the year to recite the Divine Office. It is mainly meant for members of the clergy (for example, bishops, priests and deacons) and contains detailed instructions for prayer at each of the canonical hours of the day. It is divided into distinct parts: a Kalendar, which lists all the most important feasts of the year and can be often tailored to fit a specific diocese or...
Dates: c 1300

MS 27: Composite manuscript including two texts, early 14th century; early 15th century

Identifier: MS 27
Contents Contains two texts bound together, in five different hands.The manuscript is a Sarum Breviary with a full Sarum Litany, and a Kalendar. This is in four different hands.Additionally, and ff.231v-232v feature a Chronicle of Scottish History.The texts are described separately, under MS 27/ff. ir-iiv, 231v-232v and MS 27/ff. 1r-482v. Writing The script is good and uniform. The chronicle section, on...
Dates: early 14th century; early 15th century

MS 28: Breviary (Easter to Advent), c 1500

Identifier: MS 28
Contents The manuscript is a Breviary dating from c 1500. Breviaries contain the official set of prayers that mark days in the Catholic calendar. This particular manuscript is Flemish in style and illumination and the Kalendar and Litany are also Flemish and Augustinian. It seems to be connected to an Augustinian foundation in the Netherlands, almost certainly to a church of Saint Paul, at Zonia or Zon.The Kalendar starts on f.2r.In the Kalendar, names connected with the...
Dates: c 1500

MS 30: Diurnale (Dominican), 15th century

Identifier: MS 30
Contents The manuscript is a Diurnal, which means that it includes the daytime liturgical texts for the Hours of the Divine Office. This version is from the 15th century and could have originated in Bohemia and been intended for use in a nunnery dedicated to Saint Katherine. It is also specifically Dominican.The Kalendar starts on f.1r. It is missing January and February.The Table of Golden Numbers starts on f.6r. This section refers to the Metonic Lunar...
Dates: 15th century

MS 33: Gradual, 15th century

Identifier: MS 33
Scope and Contents A Gradual (or graduale) is a book which contains the chants sung during the Mass. It includes the music notation together with the words. Like the Breviary, it is divided into distinct parts according to the two main cycles of the liturgical year, which contain respectively all the parts of the liturgy which vary in accordance to a specific observance (proprium de tempore, 'proper of time' and...
Dates: 15th century

MS 35: Book of Hours , late 15th century

Identifier: MS 35
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin from the 15th century, of French origin. The Use is not identified, but is not Besançon or Clermont. It may be peculiar to the Abbey of S. Claude, Condat, to which both Kalendar and Litany particularly belong (see the local saints reported under their respective headings).Golden Numbers: on fly-leaf. These are numbers assigned to each year in sequence in a 19-years cycle and are used in order to calculate the date of Easter. Each number is...
Dates: late 15th century

MS 36: Book of Hours (Use of Paris), 15th century

Identifier: MS 36
Contents A Book of Hours from the 15th century in Latin and French, of French origin. The Use is Parisian. The Kalendar and Litany are also probably Parisian. Some of the prayers have masculine endings on the adjectives, meaning that it was produced for a man.Kalendar (in French): starts on f.1Sequences of the Gospels (in Latin): starts on f.13.Obsecro te Domina (in Latin): starts on f.19. This has masculine endings....
Dates: 15th century

MS 37: Book of Hours (Use of Rome), 15th century

Identifier: MS 37
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin and French from the 15th century, of Northern French or Flemish origin. The Use is that of Rome. In so far as the Kalendar is distinctive, it points to Saint Omer (see the local saints reported).Kalendar: starts on f. 1r. Contains commemorations of Saints and Martyr, and other festivities (the most important are written in red).8 June: Saint Omer en fleurs (also known as Saint Audomar, bishop of Thérouanne;...
Dates: 15th century