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Rule of Saint Benedict, for Nuns

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Rule of St. Benedict, written for the use of Benedictine nuns, with 50 folios (ff.) and 2 leaves. f. i: [originally blank]. Prayers for the weekly outgoing and incoming meal server at the abbey (as stipulated in Chapter 35 of the Rule), added 17th century ("Benedictio pro ebdomedaria quoquine...

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"NC" monogram stamped in black on f. 1, possibly in 18th century.


By 1909, Dr. Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1909, gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: August 26, 1909)

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Medieval (Gothic), about 1400–50

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Overall (page dimensions): 19 x 14.1 cm (7 1/2 x 5 9/16 in.)

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Tempera and ink on parchment; bindings of calfskin over oak boards




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts