Hand-colored print on parchment, 15th century (?), depicting an angel pointing to the Virgin Mary with the infant Saint John the Baptist adoring the infant Jesus, in an oval frame surrounded by scroll ornament and flowers. Below the oval frame a latin inscription reads, in part, "IE S V' BONE ADIVA N[ ]G". The print was owned by P. H. Kazanjian of 1158 West Vernon Avenue, Los Angeles, in 1928.
Parchment, upper portion of 1 leaf. 4 lines of text and 4 1/2 staves survive; text not ruled. Gothic bookhand in liturgical style (littera textualis formata); blackish ink. Initials plain red or touched with red; German gothic notation on staves of 4 lines, the line of F in red, that of C in green.
Parchment, 1 leaf. 30 long lines; single bounding lines; hard point ruling. Ordinary minuscule of liturgical style, showing minims often ending in a serif; brown ink. 1 and 2-line plain capital initials in red; initials in the text red or slashed with red; rubrics in mixed majuscule in red; neumes of St. Gall type.
Antiphonal. Parchment, 1 leaf cropped at the inner margin. 14 lines of text with music; text unruled. Spikey German gothic bookhand in liturgical style (littera textualis formata); black ink. Initials of verse alternately plain red, and blue with red flourishes; initials in the text are elaborated brown majuscule touched with red; rubrics in red minuscule; German gothic neumes on staves of 4 red lines, F and C are marked. Used as a pastedown in binding: the verso is almost completely rubbed.
Used in binding, f. 1 as a pastedown, f. 2 as a flyleaf;in the outer margin of f. 2, vertically in black ink in a cursive italic influenced by gothic "Wilhelmus Wismeers (?) est libri possessor; si quis (invenit, cancell) reperit illum. Anno 1572 die XV...."
Parchment, portion of 1 leaf. 15 lines of 1 column survive of a leaf originally written in 2 columns; ruling in lead. Liturgical gothic bookhand (littera textualis formata); brown ink. Brown initials crossed alternately in green and red; German gothic notes in light brown ink on staves of 4 lines, the line of F in red; C is marked.
Parchment, lower half of 1 leaf. 9 long lines survive; drypoint ruling barely discernible. Late Caroline minuscule script: "d" appears in two forms; both ampersand and the tironian note 7 for "et" are found; ascenders and descenders often end in a serif; brown ink. 8-line initial in red pen-and-ink vine stem pattern; rubric in red minuscule; neumes of St. Gall type.
Antiphonal. Parchment, 1 leaf cropped at margins. 12 lines of text with music; ruling not discernible. Liturgical gothic bookhand (littera textualis formata); dark brown ink. Primary initials alternately red and blue; initials in the text are elaborate brown majuscule slashed with red; music in square notation on staves of 4 red lines. A gothic cursive hand (s. XV) entered several notes on the recto, upside down, when leaf was a pastedown, including "Averrois commentator cum titulos fidei voluit probare rationibus nec potuit quare apostata in fede factus est"; "Sanctus Vincentius ordinis predicatorum habuit illum donum gratie, quod loquebatur suo sermone intelligibatur ab omnibus hominibus diversarum nationum." Used as a pastedown in binding: the verso is badly rubbed.