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Gradual for Monastic Use (Augustinian?)

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A gradual (a liturgical book, containing chants for the Mass) for monastic use, possibly the Augstinian order, with 174 folios (ff.) and 2 leaves: ff. 1 - 109: Gradual: Temporale and Sanctorale (partial) ff. 109v - 113: Litany ff. 114 - 160: Gradual: Temporale (continued) ff. 161 - 168:...

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Until 1874, probably Gardner Brewer (b. 1806 - d. 1874), Boston; probably by descent to his daughter, Caroline Abigail Brewer (Mrs. Arthur) Croft (d. 1898), Boston; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

Italian (Florence), Medieval (Gothic), between 1303 and 1340

Place of Manufacture

Florence, Italy


Overall (page dimensions): 35.7 x 26.2 cm (14 1/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink on parchment; bindings of calfskin over boards with metal clasps




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