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Codex 0877 - Prayerbook of Elizabeth of York 1 item

Lectionary (the so-called Prayerbook of Elizabeth of York), in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum [England (perhaps Westminster), second quarter of the thirteenth century]

21 leaves, 177mm. by 125mm., two leaves fifteenth-century replacements for apparently damaged originals, and once with a frontispiece from a twelfth-century manuscript inserted by J. Barrois into the volume (removed in 1915 and now Berlin, Print Room Inv.929), but textually complete, collation: i4 (all singletons, and incorporating fifteenth-century replacement leaves), ii8, iii4, iv5 (last probably a singleton), single column, 11 lines in black ink in two large gothic bookhands, capitals touched in red, rubrics in red, six large initials (four 2-line, one 4- and 5-line) in red with penwork flourishes, first leaf loose at top, some small stains and cockling throughout, Absolution on last page and small area of bas-de-page of fol.1r stained blue by use of reagent, loss to margin of fol.21 repaired with modern vellum, else good and presentable condition, dark blue ornamental morocco by Thompson of Paris (bound for J. Barrois), with gilt scrolls inlaid with red and white roses