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Name: Graduale (incomplete)

Repository: Mitchell Library, Special Collections

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Graduale (incomplete)

Library ref: Richardson 274

Acquisition: 2 r ÔDon Richardson 1928Õ, date of the bequest

Binding: binding modern calf over boards, covers with one wide and one narrow fillet in blind.

Catchwords: Catchwords on fols 12, 21, 29, 54, 63, 1, 83 and none agrees

Collation: (8)1 (6)2 (9)3 (6)4-7 (8)8 (6)9 (8)10-11 (6)12. Nearly every sheet is incorrectly bound and there are many gaps. The present gatherings are clearly not the original ones.


Condition: Edges trimmed

Deco desc: Italian in style: roman numerals with letters alternately red and blue; caps alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue, or purple penwork; red rubrics; numerous coloured initials (average size 60 x 50mm.) grey, mauve, or orange, on deep blue grounds, with white tracery.

Dimensions: 475 x 335 mm

Extent: ii + 83

Foliation: contemporary foliation in roman numerals in the upper margin of the verso side

Hand desc: Italian littera gothica textualis formata.


Layout: one col. of seven groups of fourÑline red staves with words (black square notation)

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales for the year 1928, Sydney 1929, p.2.

Music notation: one col. of seven groups of fourÑline red staves with words (black square notation)


Orig date: s. xivex

Orig place:


Provenance: inside front cover is an extract from an unidentified English book sellerÕs catalogue, entry unnumbered; inside back cover Ô274Õ; and pencil notes in English about the texts (others fixed to Ar.);

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 61


Signatures: a few quire signatures

Support: vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper


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