Missal (Use of Beauvais)

Missalis Belvacensis


Canberra, The Australian National University Library

Remarks by the Editor

This is the description provided in the Maggs sales catalogue. The fragment is listed no. 43 and illustrated (plate XX). It is marked as sold, suggesting that the sale was negotiated immediately prior to the printing, too late to drop it from the catalogue.

General Information

Title Illuminated vellum leaf from a Missal for the use of Beauvais.
Date of Origin early 14th century
Persons Northern French Illuminator

Original Condition

Page Height 290 mm
Page Width 200 mm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation

Persons: Northern French Illuminator

Ornamental initials in gold and colours, and narrow stems with leafy terminals forming partial borders. Square musical notation on a 4-line stave.



Otto F. Ege collection

Other available descriptions

  • R. Faunce, "Cataloguing and making discoverable ANU Library's small collection of detached medieval manuscript leaves", The Australian National University, 2018.
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  • Catalogue de la collection formée par M. Didier Petit a Lyon (Paris: Dentu, 1843)
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  • Otto F. Ege, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe XII-XVI century, c1940
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