YALE UNIVERSITY BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND
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Beinecke MS 1180
[Byzantine Empire], [ca. 1200-1249]
Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados, Lectionary.
161 ff. : parchment ; 327 x 245 mm.
This material is open for research.
Manuscript, on parchment, in a single scribal hand, of a Gospel lectionary containing
the daily lessons for the ecclesiastical year for both fixed and moveable feasts.
Manuscript begins the readings of John from Easter to the sixth Sunday after Easter,
and concludes with the readings from 21 May to 31 August.
Purchased in Beirut by Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, 1886. Formerly owned by Anson Phelps
Stokes; Anson Phelps Stokes II; Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Sold 18 November 2003 at Christie's London (sale 6853, lot 14). Ex libris L. A. Purchased
from Les Enluminures, Ltd. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.
Accompanied by detailed list of contents.
Script: Greek miniscule.
Decoration: ornamented headbands in red ink mark the four major sections of the text.
Ornamented initials in red ink at the beginnings of some Gospel readings.
Bookplate: L. A.
Binding: Fifteenth-century? Greek-style binding of full brown leather over squared
and grooved boards. Blind-tooled; bordered with interlace tendrils, diapered and checker-ruled
with additional circular tools containing peacock, Agnus Dei, vase, rampant lion,
eagle and fleuron designs.
Lectionary. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.