Antiphonary leaf.

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[England] : [producer not identified], [between 1350 and 1400]
1 leaf : parchment, music ; 286 x 195 mm


  • English Antiphonary leaf, formerly the second flyleaf in a 210-folio English Gradual for Use of Sarum, now in Princeton, The Scheide Library, M 79.
  • Script: Anglicana and Textualis libraria.
  • Decoration: None.
Binding note
Manuscript leaf kept in slipcase.
Princeton MS. 103 was written in the second half of the 14th century, but specific location is unknown. The manuscript was formerly bound with the English Gradual that is now in The Scheide Library, M 79. The earliest known owner of the gradual was Rev. Herbert George Morse (d. 1914), of Littleham, Devon, a British cleric and writer on church history and ritual, who owned the manuscript from at least 1883. The London antiquarian bookseller Bernard Quaritch disposed of Morse's collection in 1916. John Meade Falkner (1858-1932), British collector and honorary librarian of Durham Cathedral, purchased the gradual at the time. The manuscript fragment was acquired by Sir John Henry Brunel Noble (1865-1938), baronet of Ardkinglas and Eilean Iarmain, and after his death remained with his family until 1957, when it was sold in the Noble sale at Sotheby's, London, on 9 July 1957. Apparently the flyleaf was sold to the American antiquarian bookdealer Bernard M. Rosenthal before the Gradual manuscript was purchased in London in 1960 by William H. Scheide. In 1961, Scheide acquired the leaf from Rosenthal, and two years later donated it to the Princeton University Library, where it was accessioned in 1963 as AM 17758.
Source acquisition
Gift; William H. Scheide, 1961.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 2, pages 324-325.
Cite as
Princeton MS. 103, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
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