Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Date of origin:Seventeenth century
Place of origin:Spain
Slightly later foliation. The leaf numbered 99 is in fact the back free endleaf.
Dimensions:563mm x 397mm (leaves), 436mm x 288mm (ruled space)
i 1-108 116 (-3, -5, -6) 124 (-1) 134 (-2, -4) 148 154 (-2, -4) i. Catchwords written vertically on the last leaf of each gathering.
Script:Written in a Gothic book script with rotunda characteristics.
Binding:The outer binding consists of wooden boards covered in leather with various colored glass bosses and brackets of what appears to be brass. The glass bosses are arrayed in an intricate design of a cross in the middle and rectangle around the outer edge. It also has several ribbons attached on the ends in order to mark pages. It had two clasps, but only one metal clasp survives and on the other, only the leather part remains.
Additions:Slightly later corrections throughout, with some apparent changes made to the musical notation. A text for the second Sunday after the Epiphany in a humanist minuscule was added to the back free endleaf (numbered f. 99r).