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A gradual (a collection of responses and versicles for the Epistle readings, with Introits, Alleluias, Offertories, and Communions for Mass) with 68 folios (ff.) and 1 leaf. ff. 1 - 39: Commons (16th-century) ff. 40 - 68: Sanctorale (18th-century addition): St. Joseph, St. Felix of Catalicio,...

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1929, Walter Gay (b. 1856 - d. 1937), Paris; gift of Walter Gay to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 5, 1929)

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Gift of Walter Gay

Spanish, Renaissance, 16th century with 18th–century A.D.ditions

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Overall (page dimensions): 63 x 40.5 cm (24 13/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

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Tempera, ink (some modern), and gold on parchment (ff. 1-39, paper pasted over older, reused parchment); bindings of black calfskin over boards, with bronze




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