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Name: Antiphonarium I

Repository: State Library of Victoria

Settlement: Melbourne

Associated Manuscript Items:
I Antiphonarium

Library ref: *ef 091/R66L

Acquisition: Acquired in 1901; 1r. has the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA 22 OCT. 1901 and the stock no."140059"

Binding: 16c. calf over oak boards 10mm. thick. Front cover has five brass studs in quincunx, two pins, brass strips on corners, back cover has only two studs left, but there are two spikes fixed into the bottom edge; also on the covers are fillets forming two panels (each with a series of tall vases and busts) around a centre rectangle with lozenges bearing floral design. The tooling is blind. The spine is re-backed and has lettering LIBER / ANTIPHONARIUS / ROMANUS / (1566), and shelf-mark in gilt.


Collation: (7)1 (8)2-8 (9)9 (8)10-16 (4)17 (8)18-33 (4)34(8)35-49 (6)50 (8)5. Fol. 1r. is backed with transparent linen, while Ar.-Av., Bv., 396r.-398v., Cr.-Dv. are blank


Condition: Edges trimmed

Deco desc: Red rubrics; caps red, or blue, or black with head in profile near the uprights; initials surrounded by flowers and fruit, in gold, red, bue, green, black. Six historiated initials with woodcut picture portraying Moses and the burning bush (242r.), Jonah (250v., 285v.), Joshua (269r., 353v.), David and Uriah (391r.).

Dimensions: 426 x 290 mm

Extent: iv + 398


Hand desc: littera gothica textualis formata


Layout: one col. of eight groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation). Fols 391-8 ruled in red ink, two cols each of 30 lines

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Music notation: one col. of eight groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation)


Orig date: s. xvi

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Provenance: Br. in modern hand are notes on the nature of the volume

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 200


Signatures: a few quire signatures

Support: paper


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