Fragment no. 29 - Bischoff Manuscript Collection


Fragment no. 29 - Bischoff Manuscript Collection


Melbourne, Mon. Uni. MS Bischoff Frag. 029
MS 1824

Date Created


Written Area: 195 x 145mm, 195 x 145mm, 195 x 142mm, 190 x 145mm. Number of Lines: 23. Line Height: 9mm. Line and column rulings. in lead (?)

First Lines: 1r est in christo fidei uestre. Sicut ergo accepistis christum ih[esum], 1v ...tatis plenitudinis christi domini nostri. feria vj. Ad Corinthios, 2r ...spitiam uos et crescere faciam multiplica[bimini] et fir..., 2v salu[tem in] sanctificatione spiritus et fide ueritatis in qua et. Last Lines: 1r fidei et agnitionis filij dei in uirum perfectum in mensuram, 1v Cadent inimici uestri in conspectu uestro gladio. Re. 2r fratres dilecti a deo quod elegerit nos deus primitias in. 2v deo et reputatum est et ad iustitiam. Cognoscite.

Content: Lectionary (Epistolarium). Principally with Epistle readings, with Leviticus being treated as an Epistle. Large Formal Gothic Minuscule. Dark Brown Ink. Initials and titles rubricated. All passages begin with Fratres, the F in large red 2-line majuscules. The titles (all written in red) are 1r: Feria vi. Ad Thessalonicenses; Ad Ephesios. 1v: Feria vi. Ad Corinthios; Lectio libri Levitici. 2r: Ad Corinthios ... Ad Thesslonicenses. 2v: Feria vi. Ad Corinthios; Feria vi. Ad Galathas. The passages often show that they were to be used on a Friday, without specifying which Friday (possibly the Friday after Pentecost, because the piece from Leviticus was usually said in the week after Pentecost.

Have Rosenthal's notes ('Manuscripts from the Collection of Professor Bernhard Bischoff', p. 3-4 no. 9, based on Colker's notes).
Place of Origin: Germany
From the Monash Rare Books collection of over one hundred fragments of medieval manuscripts and early printed books from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries that had belonged to the world-renowned authority on medieval palaeography (the study of handwriting), Professor Bernhard Bischoff (1906-1991).






Physical Size: Vellum bifolium (260mm x 367mm, unfolded). Mended with sticky tape at centre top of unfolded bifolium. Previously used as a binding, with traces of the book's title on the top of the spine (partially under the sticky tape).


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