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LUL MS.F.4.2: Antiphoner (use of Rome). In Latin. Italy. Early 14th century.

Detail of MS.F.4.2: Antiphoner (use of Rome) - opens full view of pagePhysical description: On parchment. ii + 216 + ii leaves, 420 x 300 mm. Imperfect.

Contents: Advent to Easter only. With musical notation. Probably missing 18 leaves.

Decoration: f.45, f.51 and f.183 for principal responses, coloured on red (historiated) and blue; for responses: listed by Sampson, pink, grey or brown, patterned in white on blue with colours and gold; blue or red with red or blue.

Binding: Conservation work by Ian Maver (see 2002 citation below) records a 'utilitarian non-contemporary 19th century binding'; MSS handlist records "modern [late 19th century?] morocco binding lettered M.S. Choir Book". Sampson describes an earlier binding of pigskin over oak boards, with bosses.

Provenance 1845-1900: Bookplate of W. Harry Rylands (1847-1922).

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest (1900): Rylands catalogue, page 5.

Published citations and unpublished notes:

2002: Lien Gyles & Ian Maver (2002), 'Conserving eleven late mediæval manuscripts for Liverpool University', Studies in Conservation, 47:sup5, 88-91. doi: 10.1179/sic.2002.47.s3.018. https://doi.org/10.1179/sic.2002.47.s3.018

Published descriptions

  • 1900: John Sampson, A catalogue of the books ... bequeathed by the late Thomas Glazebrook Rylands ... to the Library of University College Liverpool (Liverpool: University Press, 1900).
  • 1983: N. R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983).

Exhibitions

  • Medieval and Early Renaissance Treasures in the North West, 1976. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Item 64.

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