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- Catholic Church.
- [Cologne?, Germany, between 1425 and 1450]
65 leaves : parchment ; 202 x 145 (130-132 x 95-98) mm. bound to 205 x 155 mm.
- Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800.
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
Funeral service -- Catholic Church.
Gregorian chants -- Manuscripts.
Service books (Music) -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.
Cologne (Germany) -- Church history.
Service books (religious texts)
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
- German manuscript containing texts and chants for the Office of the Dead (Officium pro defunctis), the funeral service for a priest, and the Divine Office. The lessons and responses in the Office of the Dead seem to be related to those used in a small group of manuscripts from the Diocese of Cologne, and the arrangement of the psalms for the Divine Office in the ferial psalter suggest that this manuscript was made for use by secular priests, such as members of a cathedral chapter, or Premonstratensian or Augustinian Canons (Les Enluminures). The volume concludes with the text for the Hours of the Virgin, whose use is unidentified but which contains a suffrage of Saint Nicholas (f. 64v), and a copy of Psalm 64 by a later hand (f. 65v).
1. f.1r-22v: [Officium pro defunctis, lacking beginning]
2. f.22v-25v: [Alternate lessons for the Officium pro defunctis to be read during Lent]
3. f.22v-35v: [Psalms and prayers in commemoration of the dead]
4. f.36r-44v: [Funeral service for a priest]
5. f.45r-55v: [Ferial psalter, Matins and Lauds]
6. f.55v-58v: [Ferial psalter, Vespers]
7. f.59r-59v: [Ferial psalter, Prime, Terce, Sext, None]
8. f.60r-65r: [Hours of the Virgin]
9. f.65v: [Psalm 64]
- Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Les Enluminures).
Collation: Parchment, 65; 1⁸(-1) 2-7⁸ 8⁶ 9²(-1) 10⁴(-1); [1-65]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 20 long lines; frame-ruled in lead, sometimes with additional full horizontal lines below the second line or above the second line from the bottom. Prickings visible on many leaves.
Script: Written in a Gothic book script, except for a later addition in a Gothic cursive script (f. 65v).
Decoration: Cadel (strapwork or knotwork) initials in black with black flourishing, often including faces in profile, and red highlights in musical text; rubrics and 1- to 3-line initials in text; initials within text stroked with red.
Music: Contains Hufnagelschrift notation on 5-line staves with a red F-line.
Binding: 18th- or early 19th-century vellum over pasteboard (Les Enluminures).
Origin: Written in Germany, possibly in the diocese of Cologne, between 1425 and 1450 (Les Enluminures).
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Otto E. Albrecht Memorial Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Martin and Margy Meyerson Endowment Fund for Special Collections.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Julia B. Leisenring Book Fund.
- Sold by Les Enluminures (Paris and Chicago), 2011.
- Cite as:
- UPenn Ms. Codex 1602
- Otto E. Albrecht Memorial Fund.
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
- Web link:
- The Martin and Margy Meyerson Endowment Fund for Special Collections Home Page
The Julia B. Leisenring Book Fund Home Page
The Otto E. Albrecht Memorial Fund Home Page
The Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund Home Page