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Title: Antiphonary. Latin Manuscript on Paper, Late 17th/Early 18th Century
Condition: Very Good
A late 17th to early 18th century Latin antiphonary, likely German in origin, and containing musical chant for the feast days in the Catholic Church. The manuscript itself is primarily written using iron gall ink, though there is also the usage of red ink, and detailed initials written using green and red ink. There is a beautifully decorated initial at the beginning of the manuscript, written in red ink.
This manuscript has been bound in blind tooled pigskin over wooden boards, the binding dated 1709. Given the script of the manuscript however, it is still a distinct possibility that this manuscript was simply bound later, hence the dating of the late 17th to early 18th century. There is a functioning clasp which was added later, though it has a tendency to pop open.
One pigskin manuscript in quarto, 114+(4) leaves
This volume is in very good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, and leather peeling in several places. There is some smudging and staining throughout, the ink having smeared in several places.