Missal, Fragment


Description by Madyson Huck in Adrienne Williams Boyarin's manuscript studies course (University of Victoria, Summer 2022): Four fragments from the same fifteenth-century Missal located in the binding of Disputationum Roberti Bellarmini (Cologne, 1628), part of the Seghers Collection housed at University of Victoria's Special Collections and University Archives. One fragment does not contain text (likely from the margin of a leaf); the other three contain fragments of readings from the Feast of Corpus Christi. Size of the fragments varies slightly but each is 105 mm x ~30 mm. There are three fragments with text; two were originally from the same page. A fourth fragment (without text) may be connected others (part of a margin), but further analysis is required to confirm this. The fragments positioned uppermost and lowermost on the spine are continuous, and they contain the same stains and discolourations. The other fragment with text (in the middle spine) is in good condition. Two of the text fragments together (uppermost and lowermost) together show a reading from the Feast of Corpus Christi; the third text fragment (middle) shows 1 Corinthians 11:25–29, also a reading for Corpus Christi. Script is a Gothic textualis, with very short ascenders and descenders and rotund elements—possibly Northern Italy. Some hybridization, e.g., the stem on "d" is nearly horizontal, but the body square-shaped. Similarly, "o" is sometimes rounded and sometimes squared. Host Volume: Disputationum Roberti Bellarmini, 1628, Cologne, Germany.

In Collection:
Subject Language Identifier
  • Call Number: BX1750 B4 1628, Spine lining
Keyword Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 4 fragments ; 105 x 30 mm
Alternative title
  • Missal (Feast of Corpus Christi)
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 45.20543, 8.96233
Additional physical characteristics
  • Gothic Script (generic)
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
  • Description by Madyson Huck in Adrienne Williams Boyarin's manuscript studies course (University of Victoria, Summer 2022): Manuscript material (mostly in Latin) removed from the Seghers Book Collection. Host volume was likely acquired by Charles John Seghers (1839–1886) from an unknown source. Seghers was a missionary in British Columbia, but collected books from across Europe. His collection was housed at St Andrew's Cathedral in Victoria, B.C. until 1976, when it was permanently loaned to University of Victoria's Special Collections and University Archives. It is worth noting that some items from the Seghers Collection were donated by other priests and parishioners after Seghers' death (Cazes 8). In addition to the above marks of provenance evident in the book, there are names from previous owners in the front matter which could be useful for future researchers.Bibliography
Provider Genre Is referenced by Date digitized
  • January 25, 2023
Transcript Technical note
  • Scanned on Betterlight TTI at 600 DPI TIFF (1/20; 283; copy 4; camera at 1200) by PD. Metadata by KD.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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