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    • Missal (Missale Plenarium). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1150
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • Many Missals, Bibles and Psalters of the 12th century were written in this fine, bold script. It was a revived form of the 9th century carolingian minuscule. In the absence of miniatures and decoration, it is difficult to assign a manuscript in...
    • Lectionary (Lectionarium). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1150
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • A Lectionary contains selected readings from the Epistles and Gospels as well as the Acts of the Saints and the Lives of the Martyrs. These were read by the sub-deacon from a side pulpit. This practice necessitated that they be written in a...
    • Bible (Biblia Sacra Latina, Versio Vulgata). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1200
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • This translation of the Bible was made by Jerome at the request of Pope Damasus. It was begun in the year 382 A.D. and finished 16 years later. For his great scholarship more than for his eminent sanctity, Jerome was later made a saint. This...
    • Breviary (Breviarium) [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1275
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • Breviaries were seldom owned by laymen. They were service books and contained the Psalter with the versicles, responses, collects and lections for Sundays, weekdays, and saints' days. Other texts could be included. A Breviary, therefore, was...
    • Book of Hours (Horæ Beatæ Mariæ Virginis). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1450
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • This Book of Hours shows definite characteristics of the manuscript art of France and the Netherlands of about 1450 A.D. It was probably one of many copies prepared for sale at a shrine to which devout pilgrims came to worship or to seek a cure....
    • Gradual (Graduale). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1450
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • A Gradual contains the appropriate antiphons of a mass sung by the choir of the Latin Church on Sundays and special holidays. The text was furnished largely by the 150 Psalms and the Canticles of the Old and New Testaments. The superb example of...
    • Psalter (Psalterium). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1475
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • This leaf from the Book of Psalms was written in the Benedictine monastery of St. Stephan in Würzburg and dated 1499 A.D. The book hand closely resembles the fine early gothic types called lettre de forme and used by Fust and Schoeffer in their...
    • Fireside education [binding]

    • 1838
    • Early Juvenile Literature Collection
    • Dark grayish-green (C151) fine diagonal rib cloth; embossed floral design with six decorative rule border in center in blind; front cover repeated on back cover; floral pattern embossed on spine with lettering and ornamental decoration in gilt....
    • The young lady's aid, to usefulness and happiness [binding]

    • 1839
    • Charles M. Adams American Trade Bindings Collection
    • Copy 1 in dark green (C146) embossed diagonal fine rib cloth; flower and leaf pattern with central frame enclosing fleurs-de-lis on covers; spine has title within frame in gilt; copy 2 in dark grayish-brown (C62) embossed diagonal fine rib cloth;...
    • The young lady's aid, to usefulness and happiness [binding]

    • 1839
    • Woman's Collection
    • Copy 1 in dark green (146) embossed diagonal fine rib cloth; flower and leaf pattern with central frame enclosing fleurs-de-lis on covers; spine has title within frame in gilt; copy 2 in dark grayish-brown (C62) embossed diagonal fine rib cloth;...
    • Means and ends, or, Self-training [binding]

    • 1839
    • Woman's Collection
    • Dark grayish-olive green (C128) very fine diagonal rib cloth; decorative floral design all over; front cover repeated on back cover; decorative floral design on spine, lettered in gilt.
    • Rollo's museum [binding]

    • 1839
    • Early Juvenile Literature Collection
    • Very dark greenish blue fine vertical rib cloth; gilt lettering within decorative floral design in blind, all within double ruled blindstamped border; signed "E.M. Copeland, Binder"; front cover repeated on back cover in blind without lettering.
    • Letters from abroad to kindred at home [binding]

    • 1841
    • Woman's Collection
    • Very dark grayish-yellowish-brown fine vertical rib cloth; circular ornamental design in center in gilt; within triple rule blindstamped outer border; front cover repeated on back cover in blind; interlocking circles and rules on spine in blind,...

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