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Carthusian Ordinarium for the Mass and Office, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper

Carthusian Ordinarium for the Mass and Office, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper

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Carthusian Ordinarium for the Mass and Office, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper

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MANUSCRIPT FOR CARTHUSIAN MONKS ON HOW TO OBSERVE THE LITURGY. In Latin, decorated manuscript on paper, Southern France (Méounes-les-Montrieux), November 15, 1544.Dimensions 145 x 90 mm. 96 folios on paper, watermark: a cross on a mount (unidentified), complete, written in a gothic cursive bookhand in a single column on 25 lines, red rubrics and initials. BINDING: modern half binding in cream-colored parchment over pasteboards, marbled papers on covers, pastedowns and flyleaves, five raised bands on spine, in excellent condition. TEXT: A handbook for the Carthusian liturgy for new priests. This is a manuscript about the Mass and Divine Office, setting forth the rules that governed the complex liturgical life of a Carthusian monastery. The information it contains is thus very different than the contents of much more common liturgical manuscripts like Missals or Breviaries. How widely this text was disseminated within the Carthusian Order remains a question for further research. PROVENANCE: copied at the charterhouse of Montrieux (in Latin, mons rivus), in Southern France, located in the commune of Méounes-les-Montrieux, north of Tolon, and about an hour away from Marseille, and securely dated 1544 in the scribal colophon at the end of part one; bookplate of Ludovic Froissart (d. 1977); modern booksellers's marks on the verso of the front flyleaf. CONDITION: slight water damage on the first leaves, some stains, and signs of use, otherwise in very good condition. Full description, images, and video available (TM 1181).

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Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
TM 1181
Title
Carthusian Ordinarium for the Mass and Office, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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Publisher
Southern France (Méounes-les-Montrieux), November 15, 1544
Keywords
medieval manuscript, Renaissance manuscript, Carthusians, Southern France, Montrieux, Monasticism, Liturgy, Mass, Divine Office, Religion

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Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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colophon
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