YALE UNIVERSITY BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND
MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MANUSCRIPTS MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 1199
Germany, [between 1475 and 1499]
154 l.: paper ; 290 x 200 mm.
This material is open for research.
Manuscript, on paper, in two hands, of a Dominican lectionary containing Scriptural
readings from the first Sunday in Advent through Corpus Christi and the lives of the
saints from November 30 (St. Andrew) through June 22 (10,000 Martyrs). The appendices
include lessons for feasts celebrated especially in Cologne (St. Ignatius of Antioch
and St. Servatius). The inclusion of the feast of Peter Martyr of Milan suggests a
Dominican origin for the manuscript.
Purchased from Maggs Brothers, Ltd. on the Asahel Henry Grant Fund, 2014.
Includes musical notation (square notation on three-line staves) for Passion week
Paper is torn and damaged in many places and has been repaired with strips and patches
of parchment manuscript waste, mostly from a fourteenth-century Latin breviary in
gothic miniscule. There are also manuscript fragments from a parchment manuscript
in German and Latin, possibly a Latin-German dictionary.
Front pastedown contains annotations in a sixteenth-century German hand.
Watermarks include Briquet 9173-9185.
Layout: double columns of 33-38 lines.
Script: gothic cursive.
Decoration: Rubricated. Several larger initials in red ink.
Binding: contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; paneled with triple fillets
on boards and central diagonal fillets, forming lozenges.
Lectionary. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Germany -- 15th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.