Inventory / NEW! Folios from the Ordinary of the Mass in a Stately Missal or Ordinal Executed in a Handsome Liturgical Script
NEW! Folios from the Ordinary of the Mass in a Stately Missal or Ordinal Executed in a Handsome Liturgical Script
An ordinal or missal with exceptional script. Two folios on vellum. Northern Germany, ca. 1480: 351 mm x 235 mm (justification 282 mm x 171 mm). Double column, 14 lines. Ruled in diluted ink. This is one of the finest examples of liturgical Quadrata I have ever encountered. The letters are ½” high. Foliations in pencil now erased. DECORATION: on the folio with the Creed only letters tipped in red; on that with the Offertory: one two-line initial S in red, multiple one-line initials and crosses alternating red and blue. TEXT: 1. nearly the entire Nicene Creed, missing only these words from the beginning: "Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem cœli et terrae, visibilium omnium ... “; 2. From the Offertory in the Ordinary of the Mass. The colored crosses indicate when the celebrant should bless himself. CONDITION: very good, with light soiling from use.