BREVIARY: MELK

MS 049
MS Short Title BREVIARY: MELK
Text BREVIARY, USE OF MELK: WITH CALENDAR COMMEMORATING ST. COLOMAN OF MELK, AND TABLE OF GOLDEN NUMBERS
Description MS in Latin on paper, Melk, Austria, ca. 1476, 292 ff. (complete), 32x21 cm, 2 columns, (19x13 cm), 29-34 lines in a Gothic hybrid book script of medium quality.
Provenance 1. Benedictine Abbey of Melk, Austria (1476-ca. 18th c.); 2. Charles van der Elst; 3. Claude Guérin, Expert, Monaco 13.5.1985:37; 4. H.P. Kraus, New York.
Commentary Colophon: "Gregori festo perfecit tempore mesto ultimum nunc librum. Vivat ne vadat in imum (infernum). Amen". i.e.: This last book has now been completed on the feast of St. Gregory on a cheerless day. May he (i.e. the scribe) live, lest he go to hell. Amen.
Chemise bindings are very rare, for another one see MS 673.
Exhibited Conference of European National Librarians, Oslo. Sept. 1994
Place of origin Austria
Dates ca 1476 AD

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