with neumes, containing antiphons, responses and versicles for Trinity Sunday, the Octave of Pentecost, Sundays after Pentecost and Summer Histories.

Germany, 1st half of 12th century.

Two bifolia (leaves not consecutive, 336 x 234 mm (text area 255 x 200 mm)) written in double columns of an angular German romanesque hand, ruled lightly in plummet, adiastematic neumes, blank spaces between words filled with a single red line, marginal differentia, one three-line initial and several two-line initials in red, some with guide-letters, smaller initials in red or in black touched with red, rubrics; recovered from use in bindings and with consequent staining and wear, trimmed at fore-edges just affecting a few rubrics, initials and differentia, a few natural vellum flaws, but generally in very good condition and entirely legible; loose in mid-nineteenth-century marbled boards, large paper label on upper cover describing contents, smaller paper label with class-mark ‘AR.2. 7-18’.

£5000

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Two bifolia from a notably early antiphonal.

Provenance: from the library of the Redemptorists of France, with their nineteenth-century stamp on recto of first leaf. The library class-mark label on the upper cover of the binding is probably also theirs. The Redemptorists, a society of missionary priests founded in 1732 by Alphonsus Liguori (d. 1787, canonised 1839) at Scala in Italy, had spread to France by the middle of the nineteenth century, and there were foundations in Alsace in 1842, Saint-Nicolas-de-Port in 1845 and two in Savoy in 1847.

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