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Excerpts from the Enchiridion

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Excerpts from the Enchridion (a collection of mystical prayers) with 28 folios (ff.). ff. 1 - 2v: John 1:1-15 ff. 2v - 3v: Prefatory prayers (ff. 2 - 3: Perquem haec omnia domine…/…omnis honor et gloria virtus et potestas per omnia saecula saeculorum Amen.) (ff. 3 - 3v: Praeceptis...

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Inscription

Seventeenth-century Italian notes inside upper cover relating to currency exchanges. Nineteenth-century shelf-mark "88" on front pastedown, "8662" on f. 1 recto.

Provenance

In the 17th century, probably in Italy [see note 1]. By 1913, Dr. Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935) [see note 2]; 1917, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession date: February 15, 1917) NOTES: [1] Seventeenth-century Italian notes inside upper cover relating to currency exchanges. [2] From 1913 until it was made a gift, this manuscript was on loan to the MFA from Dr. Denman Waldo Ross.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Oratio devotissima

Northern Italian, Medieval (Gothic), about 1400–50

Place of Manufacture

Northern Italy

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 13.1 x 8 cm (5 3/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.514

Medium or Technique

Ink, pencil (modern), and gold on parchment; bindings of calfskin over pasteboard, with traces of gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts