Liber magistri

Title:
Liber magistri
Library:
Biblioteca Capitolare
Language:
Latin
City:
VERCELLI, Italy
Shelf Mark:
65
Alternate Names:
Il Libro del Maestro -- Codice Magno -- Codice Magnifico -- Liber Officiorum - Codice 65 -- Pia 65 -- Pc 65 -- Piacenza 65
Origin:
Piacenza, Italy
Dimensions:
452 folios -- ca. 480 x 235 mm.
Date Description:
1140-1145
Content:
Addendum antiquum (fols. 1-4v) -- Libellus magistri extra-liturgicus (fols. 5-30v) -- Officium divinum (fols. 31-148v) -- Graduale Placentinum (fols. 149-253v) -- Novum sequentiarium (fols. 254-261) -- Antiphonarium Placentinum (fols. 262-439v) -- Calendarium obituarium (fols. 440-445v) -- Addenda tardiva (fols. 446-450v) -- For more detail on the contents of these sections, see the “Bibliotheca” companion volume, pp. 40-50; for the conjectured original arrangement, see p. 52.
Hand:
Twelfth-century (protogothic) minuscule
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
decorated initials -- zodiac -- agriculture -- astronomical diagrams -- Easter tables -- inhabited initials -- gold is used -- occasionally a small unframed image in the margin, e.g. Nativity (fols. 228v-229), John (fol. 231v), the magi (fol. 232v), angel at the tomb (fol. 234v), Ascension (fol. 238v), Pentecost (fol. 239), Peter. Mary-Magdalene, Lawrence, Assumption of the Virgin (fol. 243), decollation of John the Baptist (fol. 243v), Michael (fol. 245v), All the saints (fol. 245v) -- the musical treatises on fols 262-268 are illustrated (e.g., bell ringing and playing of various musical instruments) -- Large decorated initial on fol. 275 --
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ML 96.4 .L623 1999 Non-Circulating + Commentary + Bibliotheca
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size color reproduction of the entire manuscript -- Fine cover of leather on boards, with bosses --
Publication Date:
1997
Place of Publication:
Piacenza, Italy
Publisher:
Tip.Le.Co. editore
Notes:
Other names: Brian Møller Jensen. 'Biblioteca' and 'Commentario' volumes contain articles by Brian Møller Jensen, Jacques Verget, Pierre Racine, Piero Panzetti, Michel Huglo, Gunilla Iversen, Nils Holger Petersen, Danielle Jacquart, Bonifacio Baroffio, Joseph Metzinger, Angelo Rusconi, Bruno Andreolli, Ruth Steiner, Federico Doglio, Antonella Gigli, Domenico Ponzini.
Type of Text:
agriculture, astronomical, botanical, calendar, chant, Easter Tables, herbal, liturgical, religious, scientific