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Name: Breviarium (Use of Utrecht)

Repository: State Library of Western Australia

Settlement: Perth

Associated Manuscript Items:
Breviarium (Use of Utrecht)

Library ref: MS.3

Acquisition: purchased from E. Jenkins of Melbourne on 30 September 1907

Binding: 19c. calf over boards, covers have one gilt fillet and in the centre rectangle a blind-stamped frame with three verticals meeting arrow head and stylized floral pattern. Spine is gilt with lettering LECTIONARIUM ET PRECES.[N6] [N6] The rubric on 19r. (see below) and the contents suggest more a Breviary than a Lectionary

Catchwords: A few catchwords remain

Collation: (8)1-2 (2)3 (8)4-14 (7)15. Fols 1v. and 2r. are stuck together. Br., lr.-2r., 26r.-26v., Cr.-Cv., Dv. are blank.


Condition: Edges cut and gilded Fols 1v. and 2r. are stuck together.

Deco desc: black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; caps alternately blue and red; large initials alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork; four illuminated initials (44 x 44mm.) coloured gold, vermilion, blue (27r.), gold, and carmine (38r. and 77v.), blue, carmine, olive green (90v.).

Dimensions: 115 x 100 mm

Extent: iv + 113


Hand desc: Netherlandish littera hybrida


Layout: one col. of 27 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: K. V. Sinclair, ÔD nouveaux manuscrits augustiniensÕ, Augustiniana, Vol.XIV (1964), pp. 460-1.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xvmed Dominical Letter on 15r. is dated m.cccc.lvi

Orig place:

Origin: evidence from names points to an Augustinian foundation in the Low Countries, almost certainly to a church of John Baptist


Record hist source: Sinclair no. 233


Signatures: a few quire signatures remain

Support: vellum, paper


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