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Title: Bruce Ferrini Liturgical Manuscript Leaf Collection
Dates: circa 1220-circa 1550
Collection number: 025
Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: The Bruce Ferrini Liturgical Manuscript Leaf Collection consists of manuscript leaves of mostly liturgical texts from late
medieval and early modern Europe.
Physical location: Section H, Aisle 65, Row B, Bay 3, Shelf 3
Languages represented in the collection:
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[Identification of item], Bruce Ferrini Liturgical Manuscript Leaf Collection, 025, Department of Archives and Special Collections,
William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
The Department of Archives and Special Collections probably acquired this collection of late medieval and early modern manuscript
leaves from Bruce Ferrini, a dealer in rare books and manuscripts. Accession number 1997.3.
The Bruce Ferrini Liturgical Manuscript Leaf Collection consists of fifteen manuscript leaves from liturgical and scholastic
texts, and the Bible. Liturgical texts include breviaries, antiphonaries, and books of hours. Selections from the Bible are
from both the Old and New Testament. The manuscripts were orginally produced from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries.
Some manuscripts were written in late medieval book hands, eg, Gothic littera bastarda and Gothic textura quadrata. There
are also samples of Gothic script from the first half of the thirteenth century. Geographically, the leaves were produced
in England, northern France, the Netherlands, Flanders, and Italy. Some of the leaves are illuminated.
Descriptions in the box and folder list come from the dealer, Bruce Ferrini. Numbers for the manuscripts found in the box
and folder list were assigned by the same party.
No fixed order to the collection's manuscripts leaves exists. They are housed in individual covers, with captions on front
describing the type of codex from which the infividual leaf came, along with dates, place, and paleographical and historical
information. Numbers for the manuscripts found in the box and folder list were assigned by Bruce Ferrini, the manuscript and
book dealer who owned the collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian
Illumination of books and manuscripts, English
Illumination of books and manuscripts, French
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