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Leaf from the Reasoning of the Divine Officies

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1 leaf with text from Guillaume Durand's Reasoning of the Divine Offices (Rationale divinorum officiorum), a group of eight books that contain a detailed account of the laws, ceremonies, customs, and mystical interpretation of the Roman Rite. 1 column of 36 text lines in Latin. Written in a...

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MFA label in lower right corner of verso.


By 1913, Dr. Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917) NOTES: [1] On loan to the MFA by Ross from September 30, 1913.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Rationale divinorum officiorum

English, Medieval (Gothic), 15th century

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Overall (page dimensions--trimmed at outer margin): 20.8 x 15.3 cm (8 3/16 x 6 in.)

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Ink on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts