Title: Stenciled Plainchant Manuscript Antiphonary, Containing Prayers for Mass, Complines, Vespers, les Exaltation pour la Sainte Vierge, and More, Early 18th Century
Condition: Very Good
A massive early 18th century largely stenciled manuscript antiphonary, containing a variety of chants and prayers. There are chants for various saints and dates, and specific prayers for Mass, Complines, Vespers, the Exaltation for the Blessed Virgin, and much more.
This manuscript is primarily stenciled throughout in black and red, though some areas and a few pages have been done more by hand. There is musical notation throughout, in a four-line staff format. There are large red initials throughout.
This antiphonary has been bound in an impressive and contemporary leather binding, with metal fittings and brass bosses to the corners.
One manuscript in folio, 266 leaves
This manuscript is in very good shape, with wear and scuffing to the binding. Some of the pages have heavier wear to the edges, with a few corners more heavily worn away. There is some staining scattered throughout, heaviest to the first and last leaves.