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New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Beinecke MS 259
Description: ff. i + 117 + i - 15th-16th centuries. From the Cretan "Apostolis Shop", according to A. R. A. Hobson. Resewn on three single vegetable fiber cords laced at an angle in and out of flush, oak boards grooved on the square edges. There are several unused lacing holes and traces of two previous linings on the inside of the boards. Covered in calfskin, originally brick red, faintly blind-tooled with concentric borders, the central panel filled with three lozenge-shaped tools, the center one containing a fleur-de-lis. There is a pin in the edge of the upper board and three holes for braids in the lower one. Rebacked. - Bought by Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 22408) in a Sotheby sale, May 1870. Purchased from L. C. Witten with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957. - Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 259.
Notes:-Manuscript on paper (ff. 1-11) and parchment (ff. 12-117) of 1) Liturgy of St. Basil, with additional material in 15th-century portion, ff. 1-11. 2) Liturgy of the Presanctified, which divides around the dismissal of the catechumens. 3) Prayers, services, and readings for various occasions.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BeineckeMS259_47
Language: Greek Country: Greece Century: 13th
View a detailed description: http://brbl-net.library.yale.edu/pre1600ms/docs/pre1600.ms259.htm

Part 1:
Description: - paper and parchment - 184 x 132 (148 x 101) mm.
Country: GreeceCardinal point:
Region: Crete (?)City:
Assigned Date: 1257, [between 1490 and 1500]Searchable Date Range: 1257 - 1500
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Written by three scribes, the third of which copied ff. 1-11 at the end of the 15th century to replace leaves that were either lost or mutilated. The first two scribes (ff. 12-117) signed and dated the codex on f. 117r: John the Priest and his mother Zoe, 1257. There are additions in several later hands.
Notes: The older portion of the codex has many crude initials in red and blue; large decorative headpiece of woven pattern occurs on f. 50r, in red, blue, and yellow. In the more recently written folios, initials are in red (much faded) with modest floral designs; vine-work headpiece on f. 1r. Binding: 15th-16th centuries. From the Cretan "Apostolis Shop", according to A. R. A. Hobson. Resewn on three single vegetable fiber cords laced at an angle in and out of flush, oak boards grooved on the square edges. There are several unused lacing holes and traces of two previous linings on the inside of the boards. Covered in calfskin, originally brick red, faintly blind-tooled with concentric borders, the central panel filled with three lozenge-shaped tools, the center one containing a fleur-de-lis. There is a pin in the edge of the upper board and three holes for braids in the lower one. Rebacked.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1:
Title: Euchologium.
Subjects: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 329-379.; Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados.; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.; Liturgics.; Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.; Prayers.;
Language(s): Greek