Title: Stenciled Plainchant Manuscript Antiphonary, Containing Prayers for Mass, Complines, Vespers, les Propre Des saints Selon les Mois, and More, Early 18th Century
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 Ascension of Our Lord, the Characteristics of the Saints According to the Months, 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 massive manuscript in folio (56 x 42 cm), 566+(24) pages
This manuscript is in good shape, with wear and scuffing to the binding, and some leather peeling from the spine and front cover. Some of the pages have heavier wear to the top, with a few old repairs. Several leaves have had text crudely replaced with insert repairs. There is some staining scattered throughout, heaviest to the last few unnumbered pages.