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[Manuscript Leaf from a Volume on Saints' Lives from the 12th Century, Italy/Lombardy]

Description: A leaf from a volume on the lives of saints from Italy, perhaps Lombardy, ca. 1100. Attenuated Caroline minuscule. Rubric in red majuscules. 16 line initial "P" with curling foliate infill. With the inscription of "D. Thomasio de Belmont" (perhaps Belmont-sur-Lausanne) and the date 1681 in one margin. Begins with an account of the life of Saint Cyprian.
Date: 1100
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[Manuscript Leaf 12th Century, France]

Description: A previously bound leaf approximately 12th-century.Text from a Lectionary (?) with text from the Life of Saint Gregory of Spoleto. The words Gregory and martyr appear in red ink. Late romanesque book hand. Seven line initial "T" in yellow on a blue background outlined in red, with a small winged dragon. Recovered from a bookbinding.
Date: 1150~
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[Manuscript Leaf from the 12th Century, Italy]

Description: This 12th-century Italian manuscript recovered from a binding, displays a double column, rounded Italian gothic hand, and a series of tiny pinpricks at edges where binding hardware had been attached. Text here contains parts of the homilies from Johannes Chrysostomus' work on the priesthood, "De Dignitate Sacerdotali," and from Saint Gergory's "Homiliae in Evangelia."
Date: 1150~
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[Leaf from Latin Bible of Ecclesiastes 2-8, 13th Century, France]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible (France, ca. 1200-1240), including text from Ecclesiastes 2-8. Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script written "above top line", and chapter numbers in margins, indicating a date before ca. 1240. Notable in this item are the outer margin prickings used for the creation of horizontal justification lines and the hole in the vellum, around which text has been written.
Date: [1200..1240]
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[Manuscript Leaf from 13th Century, Germany?]

Description: 13th-century German manuscript leaf. Double column, transitional Caroline/gothic hand. Text from a Lectionary(Matthew 13:15 - 13:21, in which Christ explains to his disciples why he speaks in parables). Written by an accomplished scribe, with capitals, ampersands, ligatures, and fishtail-like terminations at the top of ascenders indicate that the script is transitional, from the late Caroline to the early gothic. Recovered from a bound book.
Date: [1201..1300]
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[Leaf from 13th Century Bible]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible from England or France, ca. 1220-1240. Text from the end of Jonah 4, and Micha 1-3 is displayed in 2 columns, gothic scripts (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggests the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1220..1240]
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[Leaf from Latin Bible of 2 Kings 5, 13th Century, England or France?]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible, (England, or France, ca. 1230-1260), including second Kings 5. Text is displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1220..1240]
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[Manuscript Leaf from the 13th Century, France]

Description: A manuscript leaf from France? ca. 1220-1240 sourced from a Latin Bible with text including Zecheriah I. Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). Notably, no chapter numberings have been added to this particular Bible leaf.
Date: [1220..1240]
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[Manuscript Leaf of James I from Latin Bible 13th Century, England or France?]

Description: Vellum leaf from a Latin Bible (England or France, ca. 1220-1240). The text is James 1 et seq. (note that the chapter heading is "IACOBUS") with multiple glosses in the margins. A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230). Text is displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata).
Date: [1220..1240]
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[Manuscript Leaf from Latin Bible [James I], 13th Century, England or France]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible (England or France, ca. 1225-1275). Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230). The text is James 1 et seq. (note that the chapter heading is "IA/COBI").
Date: [1225..1275]
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[Bible Leaf with Text from 1st Maccabee, 13th Century]

Description: A leaf from a Bible in Latin (France or England, ca. 1230-1260) containing text from 1 Maccabees 1 et seq. ("Et factum est postquam percussit Alexander Philippi Macedo"). Text displayed as 2 columns, gothic script (texualis formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written "below top line" which suggests the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960], 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1230..1260]
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[Latin Bible Leaf [Peter 1 & 2] from the Mid 13th Century, England or France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from England or France, ca. 1230-1260. Sourced from a Latin Bible with text 1 Peter 3-5 and 2 Peter 1 et seq. displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1230..1260]
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[Leaf from 13th Century Bible, Paris, France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from Bible, in Latin: Hosea 1 et seq., France [probably Paris], ca. 1240. Text displayed in double column, gothic pearl script. Rubrics in red, capitals struck in red, running tiles and chapter numbers in red and blue, one two-line initial and one four-line initial with extensions into the margin, both painted pink or blue with gold dot embellishments on a contrasting ground, and both with an internal scrolling design, the larger initial containing the head of a small beast, and a 6-line historiated initial depicting the prophet Hosea holding a scroll (rubbed). Margins with a contemporary correction and a few indecipherable notes in a later hand.
Date: 1240~
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[Leaf from a Miniature Bible, Mid 13th Century, France]

Description: A leaf from a miniature Bible in Latin from France, ca. 1250-1275. Text organized in 2 columns, gothic script (texualis formata) and displays 1 Chronicles 23-25. A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggests the manuscript was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960], 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1250..1275]
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[Manuscript Leaf 14th Century, Italy]

Description: A leaf from bookbinding recovered and repaired from Italy, ca. 1300. Displays 2 columns, with marginal glosses. Includes text from Justinian's Digesta. Repaired with vellum at an unknown date.
Date: 1300
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[14th Century Prayer Book Leaf, Origin Unknown]

Description: 14th-century prayer book origin unknown. Text includes Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Evangelia, 2, Homilia XXXIV (Habita ad populum in basilica beatorum Ioannis et Pauli, Dominica III), beginnng: "Sed his malispraevenientibus, quia non statim finis sequatur, adiungit."
Date: [1301..1400]
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[Liturgical Calendar Leaf from a Book of Hours 14th Century, France or the Netherlands?]

Description: A leaf displaying the month of November from a liturgical calendar within a Latin Book of Hours. The text indicates so-called "Red Letter" days. This particular Book of Hours was designated use of Sarum (i.e. Salisbury Cathedral) and was bound in France or The Netherlands in the 14th-century most likely for the English Market. Of particular interest is the appearance of "Euduardi Regis" referencing King Edward the III of England [1312-1377].
Date: [1301..1400]
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[Manuscript Leaf from the 13th Century, France]

Description: (France, ca. 1350). One- and two-line initials in gold and color, with abbreviations "A[ntiphona]" and "O[ratio]." From a Book of Hours, in Latin. Hours of the Cross: Ad Terciam ("Crucifige clamitant hora tertiarum"), Ad Sextam ("Hora sexta ihesus est cruci conclavatus"), Ad Nonam ("Hora nona dominus ihesus expiravit").
Date: 1350
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[Manuscript Leaf from the 14th Century, Italy]

Description: An Italian manuscript leaf from the 14th century, estimated ca. 1350. The spread is laid out as 2 leaves sewn together, indicating recovery from a book that was bound. Notable is the presence of vellum strengthener along the gutter margin with a possible 11th-century inscription of Psalms 103 et seq.
Date: 1350~
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[Manuscript Leaf 14th Century, England]

Description: 14th-century leaf from a book of prayer including chants estimated to originate from England, ca. 1360. Text displayed in a single column, gothic script, the Prayer for the Departed ("Oratio. Debitum humani corporis sepelieudi officium fidelium more complentes"). Followed by the chant "Clementissime domine qui pro nostra miseria ab imporium magnibus mortis supplicium pertulisti" with numes on a 4-line staff.
Date: 1360~
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[Book of Hours Leaf: Prayers for the Dead from the 15th Century, France?]

Description: (France? 15th-century). Text displayed in single column, gothic script, initials alternating blue and burnished gold, the formers with black filigree and the latter with red. From a Book of Hours, in Latin. Lauds / Office of the Dead. Includes prayers beginning with "Generacio mea ablata est et conuoluta est a me quasi tabernaculum pastorum."
Date: [1401..1500]
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[Leaf from 15th Century Breviary, France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from 15th century France. Calligraphy text appears in a single column, gothic script, with single-line initials, embellished with burnished gold. Breviary [Matins] beginning: ["Sicut adipe et pinguedine repleatur anima mea:] et labiis exultationis laudabit os meum."
Date: [1401..1500]
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[Leaf from a 15th Century Breviary, French or Italian]

Description: A miniature Breviary from the 15th C. including sermons and readings, on 2 Luke: "sermo euangelicus qui praecedit narrat qualiter dominus centurionis puerem obentu magnae eius fiidei sanauerit, et quomodo ipsius centurionis, immoin eo gentium, extulerit fidem."Also "Eternus arque invsibilis rerum conditor, humanum genus quod per longa seculi cranseuntis sparia mortis perpetua."
Date: [1401..1500]
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[Leaf from an Unadorned Book of Hours 15th Century, Netherlands?]

Description: Leaf from an unadorned miniature Book of Hours, in Latin, with specific prayers for Lauds which take place in the early morning hours. Text is displayed in a single column of late gothic script. Prayers invoke the Virgin Mary.
Date: [1401..1500]
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