E0049 Leaf from a Missal (Missale)

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Title

E0049 Leaf from a Missal (Missale)

Subject

Missal

Description

Germany; Early 16th Century. Latin Text; Lettre Bâtarde.

A Missal gives the service of the mass and is used by the clergy. The text is lengthy and in this large script would occupy many hundred pages. One wonders why this particular manuscript copy on vellum was written some forty years after Antonius Zarotus had printed the first Missal in Milan (1471 A.D.), for, at this time, Missals were frequently reprinted on paper and sold at only a fraction of the cost of a manuscript copy. This bâtarde style of semi-gothic script was the molding force for the fraktur and schwabacher type-faces which dominated German printing for several centuries.

This very large leaf demonstrates a high contrast between leaf surface and inks. There is a contents abbreviation in the top center of each recto, possibly a gathering guide (letter + number).

Text: Not yet identified.

Source

Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts

Date

Early 16th century

Rights

Item in public domain. Description provided by Dr. Fred Porcheddu-Engel via the Otto F. Ege digital collection. http://ege.denison.edu/denison_leaf_49.php

Format

300 dpi JPEG; 39 x 29.5 cm

Language

Latin

Type

Medieval manuscript leaf

Identifier

Denison University Leaf 49, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts

Tags

Citation

“E0049 Leaf from a Missal (Missale),” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed November 15, 2018, http://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/69.