Codices. Account books. Gregorian chant. Manuscripts, Latin -- 12th century. Manuscripts, German -- 16th century. Manuscripts, Medieval. Manuscripts, Renaissance.
German; liturgical text on covers in Latin.
Shipmaster of Lucerne, Switzerland.
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.
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).
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Constance L. Rosenthal Book Fund.
Sold at auction by Christie's (London), 28 November 2011, lot 5. Sold at auction by Bloomsbury Auctions (London), 7 December 2016, lot 77.
Sebastian Schindlers Schiffmeisters Rechnung 1588, also bound in a liturgical manuscript leaf, offered for sale by Harteveld Rare Books (Fribourg), catalog 221 (2010), number 519; now Lucerne, Staatsarchiv des Kantons Luzern, COD 5629.