The Lombard Gradual

by Laurent Ferri on March 21, 2014 · Rare Religious Books

Lombard_GradualRare Books Digest is pleased to host Laurent Ferri, Curator of Pre-1800 Collections at Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, presenting the Lombard Gradual. Graduals are large books from which choirs of monks, friars, or nuns chanted prayers and portions of the mass during medieval times. This Latin manuscript on vellum originated from Lombardy in Northern Italy and is currently one of the rare book holdings of Cornell Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

The Lombard Gradual by Laurent Ferri

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Laurent Ferri Curator, pre-1800 Collections Division of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Kroch Library (Cornell)

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