Evangeliary, 15th century (MS Latin Kentucky II)


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  • Identifier: MS LAT KY II
  • Summary: Detailed Evangeliary with an extensive litany.
  • Origin: 15th century, likely Germany
  • Decoration: Rubrication throughout.
  • Provenance: Pastedown on cover: Ex libris of William Harris Arnold (1854-1923). First flyleaf: written in pencil "RNXWa" (possibly a buyer price code?), J.C. Bay (1871-1964). MS Lat. Kentuckiensis. Kentucky's ex libris plate. Possibly lot 605 of Anderson Galleries, Inc. 1924-11-10, no. 1873. Watermark on fol. 198, possibly the top of a crown, in the bottom right hand side.
  • Notes: Stub between fols. 189, 190. Watermark in the bottom gutteredge side of fol. 198. Possibly the top of a crown. Signe-de-renvoi as two hatch marks (fol. 6r, 14r, 34r, 39v, 40r, 41v, 42r, 57v, 58r, 63r, 65v, 73r, 74v, 75v, 77v, 78v,79r, 80v, 110v, 139v, 160r, 165v, 185r). Strike through correction (fol. 29v). The first Q on fol. 48 demonstrates a typically Germanosphere "nob" or bulge on the bowl. Inclusion of Novus athleta Domini in the Matins section for the Feast of Blessed Dominic suggest that the book was intended for Domincans. The orthography of the u throughout includes a check above the bow.
  • Script: Gothic textualis rotunda, with German features
  • Support: Paper
  • Binding: Contemporary brown leather binding with intricate stamp. Two brass clasps, fastening on the front cover (hinge on back).
  • Layout: 18 long lines, ruled with a simple frame in graphite.

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