BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 302 Byzantium, s. XVI
Euchologium (in Greek)
1. f. 1r blank; f. 1vFull-page illumination (s. xix?) showing St. Basil,
St. John Chrysostom, and St. Gregory of Nazianzus, with elaborate red
2. ff. 2r-23r
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; F. C. Brightman, Liturgies Eastern and
Western (Oxford, 1896) v. 1, pp. 353-98.
3. f. 23v Full-page illumination (s. xix?) of the Mother of God, with an
angel swinging a censer on either side.
4. ff. 24r-53r
Liturgy of St. Basil the Great; C. A. Swainson, The Greek Liturgies
(Cambridge, 1884) pp. 149-71.
5. f. 53v Full-page illumination (s. xix?) of Christ lying on bier, with
angel on either side offering incense, and with patriarchal cross behind
6. ff. 54r-68r
Liturgy of the Presanctified; Swainson, op. cit., pp. 173-87.
7. ff. 68v-80v [Title:]
Orthodox Church, Lesser Blessing, from the [Greek].
8. ff. 81r-93r [Title:]
[Greek] [?] [Greek].
Orthodox Church, Greater Blessing, from the [Greek].
9. ff. 93v-106r [Title:] [Greek].
Orthodox Church, Vespers for Pentecost Sunday, from the
10. ff. 106v-108r
St. John Chrysostom, Homilia in S. Pascha (PG 59.721, 99.709) from the
11. ff. 108v-110v [Title:]
Orthodox Church, Washing of the Altar, from the
12. ff. 110v-115v [Title:]
Orthodox Church, Washing of the Feet, from the [Greek].
13. ff. 116r117r[Title:] [Greek] [sic, pro
[Greek]]. [text:] [Greek] [sic, pro [Greek]]
[Greek]. ff. 117v-118r blank
Orthodox Church, Prayer.
14. f. 118v [No title; text begins:]
Orthodox Church, Prayer.
15. f. 119r Arithmetical calculations and brief notes in a later hand;
f. 119v blank
Paper (thick, with a slight shine; no watermarks visible), ff. iii (paper)
+ 119 + iii (paper), 240 x 163 (162 x 110) mm. Written in 21 long lines; ruled
in hard point, double vertical bounding lines full length, additional pair of
double horizontal bounding lines in upper and lower margins.
I^^9 [?], II-XIII^^8, XIV^^10, XV^^4. Binder's quire signatures (s. xix) in
upper right hand margin, in Arabic numerals.
Written in a large, bold minuscule by a single scribe.
Three miniatures of good quality in Western style added later (s. xix?) on
blank folios: f. 1v, Sts. Basil, John Chrysostom and Gregory of Nazianzus, all
in priestly vestments, in an elaborate red border; f. 23v, Mother of God between
two angels swinging censers; f. 53v, Christ on a bier, in front of a patriarchal
cross, flanked by angels swinging a censer and burning incense. Original
decoration: elaborate headpieces, 4- to 2-line initials with stylized florals,
plain 1-line initials and headings, all in red.
Binding: s. xix. Diced brown calf, gold-tooled, with a black label.
On the spine, "LITURG. GRAEC. M. S.".
Written in Byzantium in the 16th century; early modern provenance unknown.
Collection of Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (1766-1827; see
Phillipps Studies v. 3, p. 56). Acquired from
Cochran by Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 6234; tag on spine and note in pencil on
first flyleaf, verso). Purchased from L. C. Witten as a gift of the Jacob
Ziskind Charitable Trust (MS 47) in 1957.
Bibliography: Ziskind Catalogue, p. 52.
Barbara A. Shailor