A prayer against the plague and other offices for Female Franciscan Use, Bruges, c.1550 decorated manuscript
Fresh to the market after being in private hands since 1783.
Portable Processional, with the Office of the Dead, a prayer against the plague and other offices, for Female Franciscan use, decorated manuscript in Latin with some rubrics and prayers in Flemish, on paper [Flanders (most probably Bruges), c. 1550].
Processional (fol. 1r), with musical offices for various ecclesiastical processions, with instructions for the book’s user during those services; then the Office of the Dead (fol. 35r); the Stella celi extirpavit (fol. 68r), a prayer against illness, and specifically the plague, associated with Franciscan use (see C. Macklin, ‘Plague, performance and the elusive history of the Stella celi extirpavit’, Early Music History 29, 2010, pp. 1-31), followed by other miscellaneous offices, including the profession of a new sister (fol. 74r).
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