P-VV (Vila Viçosa) Biblioteca do Palácio Real A.M. D-005

Siglum: 
P-VV A.M. D-005
Shelfmark: 
A.M. D-005
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Date: 
1621
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Contents: 
Proprium de tempore (Christmas) and Proprium de Sanctis (January to June). Fol. 1v Asperges me; fol. 2r Vidi aquam; 3v-16v Christmas Masses; fol. 17r Stephen; 21r John the Evangelist; 24v Holy Innocents; 28v Thomas Becket, Bishop of Canterbury; 37r Epiphany. After the Epiphany season, the proper of saints until June 22th. From fol. 97r to fol. 171v Commune Sanctorum. Fol. 171v Dedicatio; fols. 176v-188r Missae Beatae Mariae Virginis; fol. 188r Missa de Passione Domini. On the guard leafs, later hand wrote other masses, including the introit for the «Dedicatio Ecclesiae Eborensis», the proper for S. Phillip Nery; the Holy Name of Jesus, with the sequence «Lauda Sion salvatoris Jesu nomen...».
Foliation: 
Original foliation in red ink Arabic numerals. 193 fols + 3 guard leafs with later added music.
Page layout: 
560 X 360 mm. Most of the folios have 6 staves
Condition of document: 
Very good.
Bindings: 
Leather over boards; reinforced corners and center with decorated golden iron.
Decoration: 
Initials in blue, red and black, with filigree designs on same or alternate colours. The initials for the more important feasts have special decoration.
Inscriptions: 

Fol. 1r: «Liber i [primus] Missarum de Sãctis / a vig[ilia] Natiuitat[is] Domi]ni usque / ad vig[ilia] S. Joãnis Bapt[ista] / exclusiue iuxta Missale / Romanu[m] auctoritate Clementis 8 / recognitu[m]. / Anno D[omi]ni 1621.»

References: 

ALEGRIA, José Augusto, Biblioteca do Palácio Real de Vila Viçosa (Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1989).