Missal

Record ID: 
76952
Accession number: 
MS G.17
Title: 
Missal
Created: 
Le Mans, France, 1100-1120.
Binding: 
Vellum over boards; made after 1933.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
149 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 202 x 146 mm
Provenance: 
John of Bourg, thirteenth century; Henry Quantin, fifteenth or sixteenth century; Victor Luzarche, Tours; his sale, Paris, A. Claudin, 9 March 1868, lot 80; bought by Charles Raoul de Montesson (1811-1869) for 450 francs; inherited by his son Charles Hubert de Montesson; A. Chester Beatty (his ms. 21); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 May 1933, lot 40; Dr. Erwin Rosenthal, Munich; purchased in April 1952 from Arthur Rau, Paris, for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Missal for the use of Le Mans; written and illuminated in western France, probably Le Mans, early 12th century.
One of the earliest missals for Le Mans use.
Decoration: 1 full-page colored pen drawing, 1 historiated color penwork initial.

Script: 
French minuscule
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: