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Fr. Florianus Amstetnensis

GRADUALE DOMINICALE, POLAND, 1695

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Fr. Florianus Amstetnensis
Graduale Dominicale, Poland, 1695
GRADUALE DOMINICALE, in Latin and Polish, decorated manuscript on paper [Poland], 1695

An extravagant and eccentrically decorated Polish Gradual in an imposing dated contemporary binding, made for the Franciscan Stanislaus Grodicy in 1695.

426 x 280mm. i + 208 + i leaves, contemporary foliation in red 1-224 (ff.82-100 misbound), 6 lines of text and music on a red stave, rubrics and headings in red, flamboyantly decorated initials throughout, tabs survive, ff.217-217v in Polish, the final 6 leaves in a later hand (lacking c.50 leaves, including several with major openings, a number of leaves with contemporary repairs to the margins, some spotting and staining, occasional worming). Contemporary white panelled pigskin binding dated 1695 with metal cornerpieces and central boss (lacking one strap, scuffed and rubbed).

Provenance: (1) Made in 1695 for the Franciscan Stanislaus Grodicy, written by Urbanus of Warta (in central Poland), under the authority of Fr. Daniel Slepowronski (d.1701), and illustrated by Fr. Florianus Amstetnensis [sic]: 'Graduale dominicale per annum ac festorum Sanctoru[m] cura[m] Adm[odum] R[everendi] P[atris] Stanislai Grodicy comparatu[m] ac per fratrem urbanum varthensem conscriptum per duos menses sub regimine Adm[odum] R[everen]di Patris Danielis Slepowronski Ministri p[er]tunc Provincialis. Anno reparatae salutis 1695.' (2) Pawel Nowacki: ownership inscription throuhgout, sometimes in the initials themselves, with the date 1884.

Content: Introits, Graduals and Alleluia verses for the Sundays in Advent ff.1-2; 'Graduale dominicale per annum ac festorum Sanctorum' ff.1-208.
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