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Ms. Roll 1563 - [Devotional roll]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Roll 1563 - [Devotional roll]
[Devotional roll] [manuscript].
[England, 14--]
Physical description:
1 roll (2 membranes) : parchment ; 1372 x 130 mm.
A roll of prayers in Latin, including prayers to Mary, the Trinity, Jesus, and the name of Jesus, and several prayers to be said at the point in the Mass when the Eucharist is held up in view of the congregation. All rubrics on the recto are in Latin; some rubrics on the verso are in Middle English. Text is missing in the first three lines on the recto due to a wedge-shaped cut at the top of the manuscript. The text at the end of the verso (the outside surface of the roll) is so rubbed that it is illegible.
Ms. roll.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Script: Written in a Gothic script.
Decoration: 3-line initial in blue with red flourishing at top; 2-line initials in blue with red flourishing throughout. Rubrics in red. Some capitals slashed with red. Some prayers and a psalm at the end of the verso have 1-line initials in red and blue.
Origin: Written in England in the 15th century.
A translation of the Latin and transcription of the Middle English is shelved with the manuscript in the manuscript's former box.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Roll 1563
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Roll 1563
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