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"Missale Festivum" (1649)

original handwritten parchments over 365 years old,
from an unknown Spanish monastery

Size: varies, but approx. 15.5 x 22.5 inches

These are original 360-year-old parchment pages from a hymnal used in a Catholic church in Spain. It was written by "Frater Nicolaus Parets" who finished the work on May 31, 1649.

Parchment has a light whiter side, which was the inside of the animal skin. The outside is yellower and darker. Because parchment was expensive, hymnals were made large enough so one copy could be seen by a large group of people.

These parchments are more than 350 years old, so naturally they do show some signs of wear and age — part of their great charm. The hymns are written on both sides of the parchment. We show both sides of the parchment in the thumbnails below. Many people tell us they have "framed" these in a double sided frame so that both sides may be enjoyed. Although we have numbered them for our own reference, they are shown in no particular order in regards to the original hymnal's sequence.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #1

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #2

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #3
$165
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #4
$165
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #4-B
$165
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #5
$165
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #6
{note original binding materials and smears}
$145
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #7
{note loss of parchment in corner}
$75
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #8
{note loss of parchment in corner}
$50
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A of a double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B of double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #9
[double-page spread]
$375
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A of a double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B of double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #10
[double-page spread]
$425
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A of a double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B of double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #11
[double-page spread]
$450
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A of a double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B of double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #12
[double-page spread]
$450
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A of a double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B of double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #13
[double-page spread]
$375
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A of a double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B of double-page spread]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum, parchment #16
[double-page spread]
$400
 
PLEASE NOTE: THE PARCHMENTS BELOW ARE NOT FROM THE SAME MISSALE AS THOSE ABOVE.
WHEN KNOWN, THE DATE AND/OR SOURCE OF THE PARCHMENTS ARE NOTED.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Old religious music parchment [Ref.: January 1450]
from circa 1450 A.D.

[this is not from the same Missale as those above]

$275
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Old religious hymnal parchment #14
(unknown date/source)
$125
 

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side A]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Missale Festivum original parchment from 1649

[Side B]
Please click on image above for larger view.
The Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual parchment.

Old religious hymnal parchment #15
(unknown date/source)
$175
 
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