Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library > Prayer book
- Prayer book
- Published / Created
- [between 1400 and 1450]
- Publication Place
Manuscript on parchment (calfskin) of a collection of prayers, passion narratives and hymns.
Binding: Seventeenth century. Plain brown leather over pasteboard. The spine gold-tooled, with five raised bands. Paper pastedowns; red sprinkled edges.
Headings in red. Heightening of the majuscules in yellow. 1-line plain versals alternately red and blue; 2-line plain initials and 4-line initials (plain or of the littera duplex type, but without penwork; 5-line on ff. 2r, 126v and 145r) in red and/or blue. Although the main prayers and hymns generally begin with a 4- or 5-line initial, the distribution of the various kinds of initials often seems at random.
Script: Copied by one hand in Gothica Textualis Libraria (Textus Quadratus, approximately Oeser variant II), with a tendency to develop cadels on the top line, in some cases (f. 57v) featuring a human profile.
- ff. iii + 153 + iii : parchment ; 205 x 140 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
French, Middle (ca.1400-1600)
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 757
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image and text
- parchment and still
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
- Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions
- Subject (Topic)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Passion narratives (Gospels)
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- Prayer Book. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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