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MS Lat 417

Catholic Church. Catholic Church leaves from Latin liturgical books, circa 1000-1599: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Lat 417
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Catholic Church leaves from Latin liturgical books, circa 1000-1599.
Date(s): 1000-1599.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 portfolio box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Latin.
Abstract: Single leaves and bifolia from manuscript missals, breviaries, and choir books, mostly removed from bindings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

93M-43. This collection came to Harvard already assembled, evidently from a German or Austrian source. Nothing further about this source is known. Most of the items show evidence that they formerly served as outer covers or other parts of the binding of printed or manuscript books. Some items preserve the titles of these books, variously in German or Latin, some dated in the 1600s. Items 16, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30 are marked "Salzburg" in a modern hand in pencil.

Processing Information:

Processed by: J. F. Coakley.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access requires permission of the curator.

Preferred citation for publication:

Catholic Church Leaves from Latin Liturgical Books, circa 1000-1599 (MS Lat 417). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


The order of items in this collection is arbitrary. Generally there are 2 items per folder.

Scope and Contents

Single leaves and bifolia chiefly from noted missals, breviaries, and choirbooks (graduals and antiphonaries). Most items are probably German or Austrian, and were removed from 17th-century bindings. Other items are Italian.

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