Title: An 18th Century Financial Manuscript, Bound in a Late 13th/early 14th Century Antiphonal Sheet
Condition: Very Good
An 18th century finance manuscript, being an accounting register from France, wrapped and bound in an antiphonal sheet, likely dating from the late 13th to early 14th century. The register itself contains a notice for several contracts, bonds, and tickets, with an alphabetical table of contents on the front endpaper.
Based on research, the antiphonal itself appears to be of Northern European origin, bearing heavy similarities to the Penpont Antiphonal and other similar antiphonaries.
When the letters are written out, the antiphons on the sheet display chants, from the 2nd to 7th Sundays after Pentecost, as followed:
First Chant: Nomine lazarus factum est autem ut moreretur mendicus et portaretur ab angelis in sinu abrahae, being the Second Sunday after Pentecost
Second Chant: Homo quidam fecit cenam magnam et vocavit
multos et misit servum suum hora cenae dicere invitatis ut venirent quia omnia parata sunt alleluia, being the Third Sunday after Pentecost
Third Chant: Quis ex vobis homo qui habet centum oves et (continued on the spine) perdiderit unam ex illis nonne dimittit non aginta novem in deserto (then continued on the next side) et vadit ad illam que perierat donec inveniat illam alleluia, being the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Fourth Chant: Estote ergo misericordes quia et pater vester misericors est alleluia, being the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Fifth Chant: Ascendit Jesus in navem et sedens docebat turbas alleluia, being the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Sixth Chant: Nisi habundaverit iusticia vestra plus quam scribarum et phariseorum non intrabitis in, being the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
One volume in octavo, 35 numbered leaves of text, 31 unnumbered, and 19 blank leaves yet to be filled in.
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with little wear and rubbing noted on the binding. There is very minor staining present.