INVENTION and DISCOVERY:
Printed Books from Fifteenth-Century Europe
An Exhibition at Bridwell Library, February 1 – May 3, 2010
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51. [PROCESSIONAL, for Dominican Use]. Seville: Meinardus Ungut and Stanislaus Polonus, 3 April 1494.
The first edition of the processional
music used by the Dominican Order was one of only a dozen fifteenth-century
Spanish editions printed with musical notation. Although it was printed more
than five centuries ago, the book is not truly rare, as an old crate containing
more than one hundred unused copies was discovered in a Spanish monastery in
1912. Bridwell Library’s copy, which shows signs of continuous use over the
centuries, did not belong to this group. Printed in red and black inks and
rubricated in red and blue, it also bears later musical and textual
alterations in brown ink.
may not be published without the permission of Bridwell Library.