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First page of music.

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.

Service book.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1485 - 1499
Place Term: France
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MA 160
Content : Listed in De Ricci, Seymour, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York. N.Y.: H.W. Wilson, 1935; and Supplement, New York, N.Y.: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962.

Ownership : Given by A. W. Parker.

Content : De Ricci, Supplement, 330. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Note in manuscript.

Content : The final folio, f. 67, is one half of a sheet from a music manuscript; the other half functions as the back pastedown..

Content : Service book has 18-19 lines per page, ruled in very light pen, catchwords visible. Quire structure: one quire with one folio (pages missing), followed by seven quires of eight folios each, one quire of four folios, one quire of five folios, and a final leaf (pt. 2).

Content : Parchment

Content : Four illuminated initials.

Content : 3-line gold initials on pink and blue fields. 1-line and 2-line red and blue initials. Rubrics.

Content : Printed and in-house sources refrain from proposing a date; a note tucked into the manuscripts suggests the late 15th century.

Content : 4: A, ff. 1-17v, 26-61; B, ff. 18-22; C, ff. 22v-23; D, ff. 62-66v

Content : F. 67r-v and back pastedown 177 x 124

Content : 10 lines of music and 9 lines of text per side of full sheet, ruled in drypoint.

Content : Red, blue and black initials. Rubrics.

Content: None of the sources mentions music as part of the manuscript. Measurement given is of one half of the leaf, since measurement of fully unfolded leaf would damage binding.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12455533
UUID: 34c34760-c5cd-012f-dbc4-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1485: Created (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "First page of music." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1485 - 1499. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e8d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "First page of music." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e8d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1485 - 1499). First page of music. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e8d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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First page of music.