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Rechnung vom Schiffmeister Ampt.

Author/Creator:
Schindler, Sebastian, 16th century.
Publication:
[Switzerland], 1585-1586.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
16 leaves : paper ; 303 x 103 mm bound to 307 x 110 mm.
Status/Location:
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Subjects:
Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Gregorian chants -- Manuscripts.
Lucerne (Switzerland) -- History -- 16th century -- Sources.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Account books.
Gregorian chant.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 12th century.
Manuscripts, German -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Language:
German; liturgical text on covers in Latin.
Biography/History:
Shipmaster of Lucerne, Switzerland.
Summary:
Accounts of Sebastian Schindler, shipmaster, listing expenses incurred for 1585-1586 (f. 4r-10r). Bound in a 12th-century noted breviary fragment with staffless, unheightened or nondiastematic neumes (Old German notation) with the opening texts from Vespers for Holy Saturday, including the antiphon Vespere autem Sabbati que lucescit, Psalm incipits, and lessons from Mark 16:1-3 and Gregory the Great's Homily XXI for Easter Day.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 1r).
Collation: Paper, 16; 1(8-1) 2(6) 3(2) 4(2-2); first leaf of first quire and last leaf of last quire are pastedowns; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto 1-16 (1-3, 11-16 blank).
Script: Written in German cursive script by Sebastian Schindler; liturgical text on covers written in Caroline minuscule.
Decoration: Liturgical text on cover has simple decorated initials and rubrication in red, and initials touched with red.
Watermark: Heawood, I, Crozier, no. 1174 (Basel, 1545) (Christie's).
Binding: Parchment wallet binding formed from a leaf of a 12th-century noted breviary, probably from Switzerland.
Origin: Written in the Lucerne region of Switzerland (Christie's), from autumn 1585 to autumn 1586 (inscription, front cover; caption title, f. 4r).
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Constance L. Rosenthal Book Fund.
Penn Provenance:
Sold at auction by Christie's (London), 28 November 2011, lot 5.
Sold at auction by Bloomsbury Auctions (London), 7 December 2016, lot 77.
Cited as:
UPenn Oversize Ms. Codex 1871.
Contributor:
Constance L. Rosenthal Book Fund.
OCLC:
1018295506