[Processionaire selon lusage de lordre de S. Dominicque].
17th-century calf, gilt, front and back covers with oval gilt Virgin and Child plaque at center, front cover stamped above plaque: Tousiour ferme en la foy, and below: Dame Marie le croix; back cover stamped ANNA [sic for ANNO], 1623.
Gift of Julia Parker Wightman, April 1993.
65 leaves (1 column, 5 staves, 5 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 165 x 130 mm
Made around 1623 for Marie le Grand (inscription on banner surrounding Sacred Heart on title page: Cor mund[m] crea in me Deus et o[m]nia quae intra me sunt benedica[n]t nomini sancto tuo in eternu[m] amen, and below pour Dame Marie le Grand); Bélot Collection(?); purchased by Julia Parker Wightman in 1946; JPW 1760; given in April, 1993.
Ms. processional for Dominican use; written and illuminated in France around 1623.
Decoration: 1 illuminated title page with a Sacred Heart, the monogram of Christ, three nails, and a cross; 4 large and 6 small illuminated initials on squared gold grounds.
Small white label on end pastedown has the following inscription: at upper margin, 3571 written in dark brown ink; below, in lighter brown ink: coll. Bélot (or Bielot), the number 1535 below, and under this 3.96 uom. At upper righthand edge, written on the vertical, what may be c B in stylized letters, in black ink.
Musical notation: 4-line red staves with square notes.
Latin and French