Item No: frkm064000
Title: Himmlischer Palm Zweig Worinen die Auserlesene Morgen Abend Auch Beicht und Kommunion Wie auch zum H. Sakrament In Christo und seinen Leiden, wie auch zur der H. Mutter Gottes, 1787
Fraktur, German script, Roman script
Prayer book (Gebetsbüchlein)
Rare Book Department
Binding: Leather, blind stamped, decorated paste-downs with flower designs.
Biographical Note: The latter part of the manuscript from Ms-paginated 149 onwards was created by Marianna [Surname?] in 1788 per leaf 112. The front and back cover’s stamped initials M. A. E., and year 1788 are supportive of this as well. The decorative elements and hand are different for the first 148 Ms-paginations, and it is unknown who may have created this, or why there is the variance in decorative and calligraphic components in the Mss.
Scope and Content:
B Ms 64 is a collection of catholic prayers, and appears to be in two parts. The manuscript itself consists of 230 pages (115 leaves) plus an additional two leaves that weren’t rebound by the conservators because of problematic pagination issues. The Ms-pagination does not include the first five nor the last 13 leaves. The index for the first Ms-paginated 144 pages is found on pp. 146-148. This index confirms that there are many missing pages. There are hiatuses between 26-39, 76-83, 90-103, 106-119, 120-121 121-125, 132-135, 136-137, 138-138, 140-141, 150-157, 164-167. The second half begins per Ms-pagination on 149 with another title page “Meß Gebeth beÿ Anfang der 5: Meß” [“Prayer at the Beginning of the 5th Mass”] and ends at Ms-paginated 247. However, there are an additional 26 written pages thereafter. On leaf 112 it reads: “Liebstes büchlein laß dir sagen, wenn einer kömmt, will dich hintragen, so sprich laß mich in guter Ruh ich kehr der Marianna in Pergloß [?] zu Im Jahr Anno 1788." [“Dear little book, should someone come to take you away, tell him to leave you alone for you will return to Marianna in Pergloß [?] in the Year 1788.”] The front and back leather covers are stamped M. A. E. 1788.
On Ms. leaf 1 the following titles, and text appear in black ink in German script, Fraktur, Roman script "Metzgesang Kirie...Gloria...Credo" [recto], "Offertorium...Sanctus...Nach der Wandlung..." [verso].
On Ms. leaf 3 the following signature is found in black ink in German script “Schuster Anna 1881 S11.”
On leaf 113 [recto] in a very light ink it reads ‟Ripl [?] Wenzl Königswerth ___ ___ April 1855.” Beneath it is written in very legible black ink in a different hand: “Wenzl Ripl [?] in Königswerth am 14 Februar 1855.” The 55 is overwritten in another ink with 15.
On leaf 113 [verso] it reads: “Rippl [?] Wenzl aus Königswerth den 16 März 1857," the 5 written over with a 0 in darker ink . On leaf 114 [recto] it reads ‟Anton Schuster in Königswerth den 12ten März Anno 1848,” the 4 [?] overwritten with 1 using another darker black ink. On Leaf 114 [verso] in a light gray ink: “Ripple Wenzl Rippl [?]Wenzl aus Königswerth 16 März 1857,” the 5 being overwritten with a 0 in a darker ink. ‟Wenzl” in Fraktur.
At the bottom of this page one finds in pencil: “From the collection of Mr. J. Bauer of Waterloo according to Peter Weinrick of the Village Book Store of Toronto.”
Re: loose Folio "Gebett zu der Heil. Dreÿfaltigkeit" [pp 25-28]: it is a complete prayer, and would be appropriate to the manuscript in question. Also, the decorative and calligraphic elements appear to belong to the first 144 pages of the Mss.... According to the index found on Ms-paginated 149, a prayer "zur H. Dreÿfaltigkeit" should appear on p. 95. Since there is a gap between pages 90-100 in the Ms., there is nothing to confirm or deny the index information, nor to indicate why the loose folio is paginated as pp. 25-28.
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FLP Borneman Ms. 64