Small quarto (ca. 210 x 160 mm.) Full dark brown mottled calf with raised bands on spine. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 301 pp. Notated in a single hand in brown ink in square notation on a 4-line staff. With 2 leaves of additional chants added in a later hand following the final entry. Note in a modern hand laid down to front free endpaper.
Contains vesperal chants for one year of Sundays and feast days beginning with the first Sunday of Advent. Small oval handstamp to penultimate free rear endpaper.
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, bumped, and scuffed; spine cracked, with lower portion lacking; tears with loss to blank front free endpaper; alphabetical annotations to blank rear free endpapers. Browned; corners creased; minor showthough; occasional small stains and tears; minor worming to blank inner margins.
The present manuscript was apparently executed for François de Sales Vernoy (1567-1622), a brother of the order of Saint-Jean de Dieu de la Charité, who served at the Hospice de Gayette in Allier in the region of Auvergne, at least in 1733-34.
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