file TAK/1/8 - Sarum Lectionary

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Sarum Lectionary


  • 1250-1300 (Creation)

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Lectionary, text from I Kings 3:2-18; written in England, with other leaves from the same manuscript at All Souls and Oxford. First line 1r: heli iacebit in loco suo. First line 1v: muel . Loquere d(omi)ne./


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  • Latin

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In a very neat, formal Gothic textualis

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Single parchment leaf written in double columns and ruled in pencil, recto heavily rubbed, torn flap in outer column with no text lacking, slight worm damage to margins. Parchment dimensions 358 x 240 mm, total written space 257 x 167 mm, space between columns 20 mm, text columns 73 mm, 24 lines per column. Offset marks from binding clasps; decorated red and blue initials, black ink, capitals highlighted in red. .

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de Hamel, Christopher. 'Phillipps Fragments in Tokyo,' in The Medieval Book and a Modern Collector: Essays in Honor of Toshiyuki Takamiya, eds. Takami Matsuda, Richard A. Linenthal, and John Scahill. D. S. Brewer & Yushodo Press Ltd.: 2004. Pp. 19-44.

Additional descriptions by Margaret Silvers.

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