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Quito, Historic Library of the Church of San Francisco, BSF8

Liturgical Occasions: fols. 1r–53r Immaculate Conception of Mary; fols. 53r–71r Purification of Mary; fols. 71r–80v Annunciation of Mary; fols. 80v–85v Mary of the Snows; fols. 85v–97v Assumption of Mary; fols. 97v–108r Birthday of Mary; fols. 108r–109v Visitation of Mary (incomplete).

Inscriptions and Marks: P. fr. Franciscus de herrera anno dni 1671.

Austin, Harry Ransom Center, HRC Leaf A29

From the Ransom Center: "1 leaf: parchment, 616 x 414 mm. Written in Latin, late gothic textualis formata (leaning towards rotunda). Layout is six long lines of text ruled in dry point alternating with square musical notation on 4-line red staves. Decoration includes a 4-line decorated initial "P" formed by a red dragon breathing green fire; foliate trail in green and red extends from the dragon and down the left margin; 2-line inhabited initial "a"; and 2-line red and blue pen-initials throughout.

Austin, Harry Ransom Center, HRC 13

From the Ransom Center: "Written in Latin, Gothic rotunda script. Layout is 30 lines ruled in red ink and lead point; 4-line red staves with square musical notation. Binding: Bound in full brown tanned diced calfskin over wood boards with four metal cornerpieces and five six-pointed star-shaped metal bosses; deteriorating spine reveals sewing and channels in boards. Provenance: W. H. R. Blacking, bookplate; acquired by the Ransom Center in 1963 with the "Illuminated Manuscripts Collection" from New York bookseller, Lew David Feldman (House of El Dieff)."

Austin, Harry Ransom Center, HRC Leaf A40

From the Ransom Center: "1 leaf: paper, 412 x 295 mm. Written in Latin, late gothic textualis script. Layout is six long lines of text alternating with square musical notation on 4-line red staves. Decoration includes red and blue initials; one black initial slightly embellished with yellow pen work."

Leaves HRC A36 through HRC A40 contain the entire Nicene Creed, but it is not continuous. The leaves were taken from the same 15th- or 16th-century choirbook. Donated to the Ransom Center by H. L. Williford in 1961.

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