Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts

Navigation Aids

Back to full page
Search Collection
Ms. Codex 690 - Catholic Church - [Breviary]
* * Next Page Last Page
Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 690 - Catholic Church - [Breviary]
Catholic Church.
[Breviary] [manuscript].
[France, 13--]
Physical description:
205 leaves : parchment ; 110 x 81 (73 x 48) mm. bound to 115 x 89 mm.
Breviary (imperfect, misbound) perhaps produced in Langres. It includes the commemoration to St. Mammès, the patron saint of Langres. The manuscript was originally numbered in 2 series, one for the Temporale (liturgical directions for the season of the church year), the other for the Sanctorale (liturgical directions for the veneration of the saints). Folios 1-6 and 178-193 have no contemporary foliation, they contain portions of the psalms and the canticles.
Ms. codex.
Title from Zacour-Hirsch.
Foliation: Parchment, ii (modern paper) + 205 + ii (modern paper); [1-8], ix-ccv; contemporary foliation in roman numerals on verso, in black for the Temporale, and in red for the Sanctorale, beginning on f. 9v; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 21 long lines.
Script: Written in Gothic book script by 3 different hands.
Decoration: Extensive rubrication, capitals and initials in red and blue throughout, some with red or purple filigree (f. 1r-6r, 178r-193v).
Binding: Modern calf, completely detached.
Origin: Written in southern France in the 14th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Misbound, with some leaves missing.
Letter with a description of manuscript, 4 Nov. 1931, from the Library of Congress pasted onto endleaf, now detached.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 690.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 690
* * Next Page Last Page