Codicological Analysis

 

Codicologist Elisabeth Remak-Honnef shows Corine Schleif the gilding on the edges of the folios (detail below) and examines the manner in which the gatherings are bound. The Kress Missal, a fideicommissum of the family Kress von Kressenstein of Kraftshof, is today conserved in the library of the Germanische Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg.

         
This luxury manuscript was comissioned in 1513 by the provost of the church of St. Lorenz Anton Kress. It contains the chants and texts used by the provost on major feast days and thus complemented the chants for the choir contained in the gradual known as the Geese Book.  
 
         

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