Calendar and Breviary

Record ID: 
215761
Accession number: 
MS M.1119
Title: 
Calendar and Breviary
Created: 
France, ca. 1500.
Binding: 
Unbound, enclosed in 20th century maroon cloth boxcase signed by Max J. Adjarian, Malibu, California; fit into 1/2 morocco marbled paper slipcase, stamped in gold on spine: Calendarium cum tabulis sermones MS France c. 1500.
Credit: 
Purchased from Richard E. Priest, 1973.
Description: 
45 leaves (1 column, 24 lines (fols. 2-26v) and 35 lines (fols. 28-44v), unbound : vellum, ill. ; 132 x 90 mm
Provenance: 
Bernard Rosenthal, San Francisco, California; purchased from Rosenthal by Richard E. Priest in 1973; Priest MS 4; purchased from Priest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. calendar and breviary; written in France after 1479, probably ca. 1500.
There is evidence that the first text may have been copied from the Kalendarium Perpetuum printed at Geneva in 1479: on fol. 12v the scribe writes "...tabula superius impressa"; description of this incunable is given by Polain (B) 2407 (= Klebs 239.ivar.)
Calendar is ruled in purple ink, the remainder ruled in brown ink. Second text looks as though it has been cut down (script is very close to edge of vellum). First two folios are entirely loose from rest of MS.
Decoration: 2 gold initials on squared maroon ground; 4 folios of eclipse tables with 80 circular diagrams in which the eclipsed portion is shaded.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: