From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book

 

Gradual
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Not all graduals were immense tomes. This book was designed for the use of an individual, or it could have been shared between two people. Graduals provided music for all seasons of the year. The pages on display present the music for Christmas.

Acquired in 1877 by A.. D. White.

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Gradual. Italy, sixteenth century.
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