file TAK/1/9 - Breviary and Psalter

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Breviary and Psalter


  • 1300-1400 (Creation)

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Text from the Sanctoral for 29 August. Written in England; these leaves likely used as wrappers for a set of proclamations. First line 1r: Cunq(ue) mardom(us) tunc maior. First line 1v: ni v(est)re redemptionis materia fuit.


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  • Latin

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Neat prickly Gothic textualis

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One of two separate parchment leaves both written in double columns, verso of this leaf somewhat rubbed, ruled in ink. Parchment dimensions approx. 243 x 205 mm, total written space 209 x 133 mm, space between columns 11 mm, text columns 61 mm, 45 lines per column. Red and blue decorated initials, modern pencil notation "xvth century" upper margin of verso, primarily in black ink with some text in red ink.

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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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