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Lucy Winton Mcvitty Memorial Collection Of Manuscripts, Incunabula, And Books Related To The History Of Printing And The Study Of Incunabula., Hollins College, Fishburn Library (Hollins College) Jan 1943

Lucy Winton Mcvitty Memorial Collection Of Manuscripts, Incunabula, And Books Related To The History Of Printing And The Study Of Incunabula., Hollins College, Fishburn Library (Hollins College)

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The manuscripts, incunabula, and books related to printing and the study of incunabula entered in the catalog were presented to Hollins College in January, 1943, by Mr. Samuel Herbert McVitty of Ridgewood Farm, Salem, Virginia. The gift was presented in memory of the donor's wife, Lucy Winton McVitty, who was a trustee of the College from December 30, 1926, until her death on August 7, 1941.


Antiphonal [Hu 17] Dec 1549

Antiphonal [Hu 17]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Italy
  • Date: 1550
  • Citation: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no. 8
  • Provenance: McVitty


Miniatures From The Book Of Hours [Hu Codex 1] Jan 1490

Miniatures From The Book Of Hours [Hu Codex 1]

Medieval Manuscripts

Twelve miniatures from the Book of Hours [HU Codex 1]: John the Evangelist (leaf 16a), Pentecost (leaf 24a), Crucifixion (32a), Annunciation (leaf 43a), Visitation (Mary to Elizabeth) (leaf 55a), Nativity (leaf 69a), Annunciation to the Shepherds (leaf 73b), Adoration of the Magi (leaf 78a), Presentation in the Temple (leaf 92a), Flight into Egypt (96b), David and Goliath (111a), and Office of the Dead (leaf 135b).

  • Country of origin: France
  • Date: ca. 1490
  • Citations: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no. 2
  • Provenance: McVitty
  • miniatures, illumination, decorative borders


Antiphonal [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 1] Dec 1484

Antiphonal [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 1]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Flanders (Belgium)
  • Date: 1485
  • Citations: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no. 7.
  • Provenance: McVitty (Ege)
  • Other: Includes neumes, red and blue lettering and decoarations, historiated initial, and border images.


Processional [Hu 9] Dec 1474

Processional [Hu 9]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Date: ca. 1475
  • Citations: unknown
  • Provenance: unknown


Antiphonal [Hu Codex 4] Dec 1449

Antiphonal [Hu Codex 4]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Italy
  • Date: ca. 1450
  • Citations: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no. 4.
  • Provenance: McVitty


Antiphonal [Hu 2] Dec 1439

Antiphonal [Hu 2]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Italy
  • Date: ca. 1440
  • Dimensions: ca. 560 x 410 mm
  • Citations: none
  • Provenance: Otto Ege; S. Herbert McVitty
  • Other: neumes, red and blue lettering and decoration


Breviary [Hu Codex 3] Dec 1399

Breviary [Hu Codex 3]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Italy
  • Date: 15th century
  • Citations: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no.1
  • Provenance: McVitty


Breviary [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 3] Dec 1349

Breviary [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 3]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: France
  • Date: ca. 1350
  • Citations: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no. 9
  • Provenance: McVitty (Ege)
  • Other: red and blue lettering and decorations, illumination. Note written at top of side 1: "Following the octave of Easter" [translation].

A breviary is a book containing the hymns, offices, and prayers for the canonical hours, to be recited daily by clerics in religious orders.


Missal (Hu 6) Dec 1319

Missal (Hu 6)

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Germany.
  • Date: ca. 1320.
  • Dimensions: 450 x 310 mm.
  • Citations: Bond & Faye, no. 12.
  • Provenance: Otto Ege, S. Herbert McVitty.


Bible. Old Testament. 1 Chronicles 28:21-2 Chronicles 1:3 [Manuscript Leaf Hu15a] Jan 1300

Bible. Old Testament. 1 Chronicles 28:21-2 Chronicles 1:3 [Manuscript Leaf Hu15a]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: N. France (or Flemish)
  • Date: ca. 1300
  • Citations: none
  • Provenance: unknown
  • Other: historiated initials, decorative borders


Bible. Old Testament. Joshua, 17-18 [Manuscript Leaf Hu 16] Dec 1299

Bible. Old Testament. Joshua, 17-18 [Manuscript Leaf Hu 16]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: France
  • Date: ca. 1300
  • Citations: none
  • Provenance: Virginia Webb, Class of 1933.
  • Other: red and blue decorations


Bible. Old Testament. Psalm 106:9-112:4 [Manuscript Leaf Hu15b] Dec 1299

Bible. Old Testament. Psalm 106:9-112:4 [Manuscript Leaf Hu15b]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: N. France
  • Date: ca. 1300
  • Citations: none
  • Provenance: unknown
  • Other: Historiated initals, decorative borders


Missal [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 5b] Dec 1284

Missal [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 5b]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Beauvais, France
  • Date: 1285
  • Citations: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no. 11
  • Provenance: McVitty (Ege)
  • Other: red and blue lettering and decoration, illumination, neumes, historiated initial


Psalter [Manuscript Leaf Hu 13] Dec 1284

Psalter [Manuscript Leaf Hu 13]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: France
  • Date: ca. 1285
  • Citations: none
  • Provenance: Virginia Webb, Hollins Class of 1933
  • Other: Red and blue decorations and lettering, Illumination


Missal [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 5a] Dec 1284

Missal [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 5a]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Beauvais, France
  • Date: 1285
  • Citations: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no. 11.
  • Provenance: McVitty (Ege)
  • Other: red and blue lettering and decoration, illumination, neumes


Breviary [Hu 7] Jan 1225

Breviary [Hu 7]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Date: ca. 1225
  • Citations: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no. 13.
  • Provenance: McVitty


Missal [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 4] Dec 1149

Missal [Manuscript Leaf, Hu 4]

Medieval Manuscripts

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Date: ca. 1150
  • Citations: Bond, W. H. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, no. 10
  • Provenance: McVitty (Ege)
  • Other: Includes neumes [music notation]

A missal is a book containing all that is said or sung at mass during the entire year.

To learn more about this item, please contact Beth S. Harris, Special Collections Librarian & Archivist at bharris@hollins.edu.