(Italy: first half of the 13th century). 171 x 241 mm. (6 3/4 x 9 1/2"). Double column, 19 lines of text in a gothic rotunda book hand.

Rubrics in red, a few small capitals in red or struck with red, three one-line initials, five two-line initials, and one three-line initial in red. Two lines of neumes. Recovered from a binding and thus with some general darkening and rubbing, margins cut into in several places, two small holes affecting text, one larger (one-inch) hole also affecting text and surrounded by a large stain (burn mark?) obscuring about a third of the text in that column.

Though now much used, this leaf was once part of a portable breviary of obvious importance to its Medieval owner, as is suggested by how carefully it has been written out.
(ST12778-0118)

Keywords: music, neumes