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    Thirty-Three Leaves on Vellum from a Manuscript Antiphonal

    Antiphonal. Manuscript in Latin. [N.p. (Spain?): n.d. (16th century?)]. Manuscript on vellum. Large folio (approximately 25.5 x 19 inches; 648 x 482 mm.). 33 leaves, incomplete. Foliation in red in the upper right corner of the recto of each leaf as follows: lxxvii, lxxix, lxxx-lxxxii, lxxxv-lxxxvi, lxxxviii-lxxxix, xci-cv, cix-cxvi, [1] (77, 79, 80-82, 85-86, 88-89, 91-105, 109-116). Seven lines of text written in black ink in a rounded gothic bookhand between seven five-line staves in red, with music of square notation in black. Rubrics in red. Decorated with several large puzzle initials in red and blue with contrasting red and blue penwork, sometimes extending into the margins, and large calligraphic initials in black.

    Early blindstamped calf over wooden boards. Covers with decorative metal bosses and remains of clasp. Vellum has been cut from some of the leaves; one leaf with a small hole in the outer margin. The final leaf has been trimmed so that the folio number has been lost. Generally, the leaves are in excellent condition.

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    October, 2014
    8th Wednesday
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