Introduction

The Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds 98 Greek manuscripts, in both roll and codex form, dating from the 9th-17th century, supported by the Kenneth Willis and Adelaide Dickinson Clark Endowment.

More detailed information about the history of the collection and on some of the manuscripts in the collection is available in An Exhibition of Greek Manuscripts from the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection: Perkins Library, Duke University, March 1999 by John Lawrence Sharpe III.   

Manuscripts in the Collection

Greek MS 1, [New Testament] 
[South Italy?], [approximately 1200], 198 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 330 x 220 (210 x 140) mm.
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Greek MS 2, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary]
[Venice], [between 1600 and 1700], 312 leaves, paper, illuminations, 194 x 137 mm. 
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Greek MS 3, [New Testament, Acts and Epistles]
[between 1200 and 1300], 227 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 192 x 122 (140 x 91) mm.
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Greek MS 4, [Gospel of St. Mark]
[approximately 1300], 1 leaf, parchment, illuminations, 234 x 167 mm.
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Greek MS 5, [New Testament Gospels]
[between 1200 and 1300], 184 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 194 x 138 (129 x103) mm.
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Greek MS 6, [New Testament Gospels]
[between 1000 and 1100], 321 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 180 x 136 (115 x 85) mm.
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Greek MS 7, [New Testament Gospels]
[Greece?], [between 1200 and 1300], 272 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 200 x 142 (135 x 98) mm.
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Greek MS 8, [Monk's Book, Liturgical directions and prayers].
[Mount Sinai, Egypt?], [between 1500 and 1550], 138 leaves : paper ; 147 x 102 (110 x 75) mm.
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Greek MS 9, [Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great]
[between 1200 and 1300], 1 roll, parchment, 1920 x 210 mm.
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Greek MS 10, [New Testament, Gospel Lectionary]
[Asia Minor], [between 1100 and 1200], 181 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 265 x 184 (191 x 141) mm.
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Greek MS 11, [Sticherarion, Menaion for July 20, Elijah the Tishbite]
[approximately 1600], 1 leaf, paper, illuminations, 201 x 137 (135 x 100) mm.
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Greek MS 12, [New Testament, Gospel Lectionary] 
[approximately 1100], 224 leaves, parchment, paper, illuminations, 330 x 260 (260 x 190) mm.
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Greek MS 13, [Menaion for the month of April]
[approximately 1275], 155 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 216 x 152 (171 x 110) mm.
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Greek MS 14, [Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great].
[approximately 1300-1400], 1 roll : parchment ; 270 x 5380 mm. 
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Greek MS 15, [New Testament, Gospels]
[between 1100 and 1200], 248 leaves, parchment, paper, illuminations, 202 x 147 (138 x 105) mm.
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Greek MS 16, [New Testament, Gospels]
[between 1100 and 1200], 280 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 174 x 120 (117 x 109) mm.
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Greek MS 17, [Psalter and Odes of Moses]
 
[between 1100 and 1200], 273 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 158 x 103 (112 x 84) mm.
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Greek MS 18, [Menologion for December 4-13 by Symeon Metaphrastes]
[between 1100 and 1200], 214 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 318 x 231 (237 x 170) mm.
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Greek MS 19, [Euchologion containing the liturgies of Saints John Chrysostum, Basil, Gregory, and other rituals and prayers]
[South Italy], [between 1100 and 1200], 251 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 216 x 142 (157 x 112) mm.
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Greek MS 20, [Fragment of a Euchologion, containing five prayers for various occasions]
[South Italy], [between 1100 and 1200], 2 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 221 x 150 (133 x 90) mm.
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Greek MS 21, [Commentary on the Song of Solomon, 1:1-6:8 by Michael Psellus]
[between 1400 and 1588], 80 leaves, paper, illuminations, 146 x 109 (129 x 93) mm.
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Greek MS 22, [Gospel of Matthew XXII, 31-XXIII, 10]
[approximately 1050], 1 leaf, parchment, illuminations, 262 x 204 (223 x 180) mm.
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Greek MS 23, [Kyriakodromion, homilies for Sundays based on the lectionary texts]
[between 1600 and 1700], 366 leaves, paper, illuminations, 210 x 145 (174 x 116) mm.
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Greek MS 24, [New Testament, Gospel Lectionary]
[between 1000 and 1100], 241 leaves, parchment, paper, illuminations, 250 x 180 (207 x 132) mm.
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Greek MS 25, [New Testament, Gospels]
[approximately 1100], 235 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 220 x 144 (173 x 98) mm.
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Greek MS 26, [Anastasimatarion]
[between 1800 and 1900], 96 leaves, paper, illuminations, music; 223 x 157 (166 x 97) mm.
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Greek MS 27, [New Testament, Gospel Lectionary for 5th Sunday of John and 3rd-6th Sunday of Mark]
[between 1200 and 1300], 5 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 227 x 150 (182 x 127) mm.
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Greek MS 28, [New Testament, Gospel Lectionary]
[Mt. Athos, Greece], [between 1500 and 1600], 232 leaves, paper, illuminations, 303 x 213 (206 x 133) mm.
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Greek MS 29, [Fragmentary liturgical manuscript containing special prayers and liturgies]
[1411], 232 leaves, paper, illuminations, 140 x 106 (105 x 98) mm.
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Greek MS 30, [Organon of Aristotle]
[Venice, Italy], [between 1600 and 1700?], 209 leaves, paper, 275 x 198 (213 x 112) mm. 
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Greek MS 31, [New Testament, Gospels], [between 1200 and 1300]
147 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 195 x 147 (140 x 100) mm.
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Greek MS 32, [Homilies to the people of Antioch about the Statues]
[between 1100 and 1200], 160 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 297 x 232 (247 x 190) mm.
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Greek MS 33, [Liturgies of Saint Basil, Saint John Chrysostom, and Saint Gregory]
[between 1400 and 1500], 151 leaves, paper, illuminations, 148 x 105 (100 x 73) mm.
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Greek MS 34, [Psalter and Odes of Moses with liturgy for Vespers]
[between 1200 and 1300], 106 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 212 x 143 (166 x 123) mm.
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Greek MS 35, [Liturgical miscellany and prayers
]
[Italy?], [between 1400 and 1500], 256 leaves, paper, illuminations, 206 x 120 (160 x 100) mm.
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Greek MS 36, [Homilies of Saints Gregory and Basil for the month of October]
[between 1500 and1600], 308 leaves, paper, illuminations, 220 x 140 (146 x 90) mm.
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Greek MS 37, [Liturgies of Saints Basil, Saint John Chrysostom, and Saint Gregory]
[1634], 96 leaves, paper, illuminations, 218 x 155 (138 x 85) mm.
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Greek MS 38, [New Testament, Gospels]
[between 1100 and 1200], 272 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 265 x 187 (188 x 128) mm.
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Greek MS 39, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary]
[Southern Romania], [1627], 260 leaves, paper, illuminations, 400 x 265 (313 x 190) mm.
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Greek MS 40, [Writings against the iconoclasts]
[Italy?], [between 1500 and 1600], 88 leaves, paper, illuminations, 324 x 235 (250 x 164) mm.
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Greek MS 41, [Liturgical miscellany]
[between 1400 and 1700], 209 leaves, paper, illuminations, 106 x 79 (86 x 57) mm.
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Greek MS 42, [Sentence of deposition against Parthenius IV Mogilalos and the Nomocanon]
[1735], 148 leaves, paper, illuminations,162 x 114 (140 x 71) mm. 
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Greek MS 43, [Gospel Lectionary for dates in June, July and August]
[between 1200 and 1300], [1 leaf, parchment, illuminations, 228 x 152 (184 x 130) mm.
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Greek MS 44, [Liturgies of Saint Basil, Saint John Chrysostom, and Saint Gregory]
[between 1400 and 1500], [77 leaves, paper, illuminations, 208 x 150 (177 x 113) mm.
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Greek MS 45, [Sticherarion, Triodion and Pentecostarion]
[between 1600 and 1700], 176 leaves, paper, illuminations, 210 x 140 (181 x 120) mm.
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Greek MS 46, [Hymns in honor of the Theotokos, for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the "Second Week."]
[between 1100 and 1200], 7 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 240 x 200 mm.
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Greek MS 47, [Sermons on the Beatitudes (I-VIII)]
[Italy], [between 1500 and 1600], 50 leaves, paper, illuminations, 313 x 213 (222 x 138) mm.
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Greek MS 48, Prooimiaka zētēmata tēs logikēs pragmateias. 
[Venice, Italy?], [between 1600 and 1700], 62 leaves, paper; 212 x 151 (182 x 115) mm.
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Greek MS 49, [On Currency, Weights and Measures]
[France, 1660, 81 leaves, paper, 146 x 91 (100 x 75) mm.
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Greek MS 50, [The life in Christ and other works]
[Italy], [1550], 204 leaves, paper, illuminations, 318 x 215 (270 x 313) mm.
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Greek MS 51, Hermogenous tou technographou progymnasmata. 
Paris, [between 1700 and 1800], 22 leaves, paper, 162 x 198 (179 x 115) mm.
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Greek MS 52, [Greek Prose and Verse on the Labors of Hercules]
[Italy], [1470], 51 leaves, paper, illuminations, 210 x 138 (164 x 98) mm.
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Greek MS 53, [Commentary on the Gospel of John]
[Italy], [approximately 1540], 214 leaves, paper, illuminations, 337 x 244 (228 x 138) mm.
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Greek MS 54, [Olympian Odes]
[Italy], [approximately 1500], 47 leaves, paper, 211 x 140 mm.
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Greek MS 55, [Psalter and Odes of Moses]
[1434], 143 leaves, paper, illuminations, 204 x 138 (144 x 88) mm.
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Greek MS 56, [Definition and Categories of Heretics].
[approximately 970], 1 fragment : parchment ; 336 x 246 (208 x 253) mm.
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Greek MS 57, Eis tous agious tessarakonta martyras ; Tou en agiois p[a]trasi ēmōn Basil[eiou] archep[isko]pou Kaisareia Kappad[okia] Omilia rētheisa en Lakizois
[between 1000 and 1100], 4 leaves, parchment, illumination; 294 x 200 (261 x 166) mm.
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Greek MS 58, [Homilies 2 and 3 on Lazarus]
[approximately 1000], 3 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 340 x 258 (286 x 193) mm.
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Greek MS 59, Ēnika de egeneto o Abram ennenēkonta ennea etōn, ōphthē o theos ; Kai eipen phēsi o Theos tō Abraam Sara ē gynē sou ou klēthēsetai Sara alla Sarra estai to onoma autēs.
[between 1100 and 1200], 2 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 316 x 250 (248 x 178) mm.
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Greek MS 60, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary],
[approximately 1050], 352 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 280 x 207 (238 x 170) mm.
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Greek MS 61, [Christian topography],
[Florence,1682., 182 leaves, paper, illuminations, 223 x 160 (202 x 140) mm.
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Greek MS 62, [Liturgical miscellany],
[between 1500 and 1700], 24 leaves, paper, illuminations, 218 x 139 (134 x 102) mm.
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Greek MS 63, [Breviary in Greek],
[between 1500 and 1600], 59 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 131 x 86 (81 x 50) mm.
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Greek MS 64, [New Testament Gospels],
[approximately 1300], 315 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 178 x 142 (154 x 98) mm.
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Greek MS 65, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary],
[between 1000 and 1100], 256 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 246 x 163 (202 x 122) mm.
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Greek MS 66, [Commentary on the Hymns of Cosmas of Jerusalem and John of Damascus /Theodore Prodromus. Selections of St. John Chrysostom. Fables of Aesop],
[Nicaea?], [approximately 1200?], 245 leaves, paper, illustrations, 174 x 112 (149 x 95) mm.
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Greek MS 67, [Selections from the Philokalia :works by Maximus the Confessor and Thalassius, Bishop of Caesarea],
[Italy], [between 1500 and 1600], [42 leaves, paper, illuminations, 334 x 215 (266 x 202) mm.
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Greek MS 68, Germanou tou Hagioutatu Archiepiskopou Konstantinou poleōs neas Romēs kai oichoumenikou Patriarchou, Logos eis ton Eyangelismon = Sancti Germani Constantinopoleos novae Romae Archiepiscopi et Patriarchae Oecumenicj, Sermo in Annunciatonem.
[Italy], [between 1500 and 1600], 29 leaves, paper, 278 x 202 (247 x 155) mm.
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Greek MS 69, Stratōnos Paidikē,
Paris, 1769, 84 leaves, paper, 376 x 235 (350 x 213) mm.
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Greek MS 70, [Invective against the Emperor Julian and other works],
[Constantinople?], [approximately 935], 40 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 333 x 232 (213 x 152) mm.
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Greek MS 71, [Miscellaneous doctrines],
[approximately 1000], 81 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 232 x 173 (185 x 122) mm.
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Greek MS 72, Hopōs kyrios ho theos hēmōn stērixē autous kai endynamōsai, ktl.,
[between 1500 and 1600], 1 leaf, paper, illuminations, 210 x 150 (183 x 126) mm.
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Greek MS 73, [Homilies of Saints John Chrysostum, John of Damascus and others],
[between 1350 and 1400], 136 leaves, paper, illuminations, 217 x 127 (162 x 99) mm.
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Greek MS 74, [Theotokarion]
[approximately 1575], 148 leaves, paper, illuminations, 302 x 202 (231 x 163),
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Greek MS 75, [The Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac and John Tzetzes] 
[between 1500 and 1600], 250 leaves, paper, 208 x 140 mm.
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Greek MS 76, [Liturgies of Saints Basil, Chrysostom, and the Presanctified and other liturgical readings],
[approximately 1510], 190 leaves, paper, illuminations, 190 x 142 mm.
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Greek MS 77, [Homilies] 
[between 1500 and 1600], [39 leaves, paper, illuminations, 232 x 198 (207 x 146) mm.
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Greek MS 78, [Liturgical miscellany]
[approximately 1405], 165 leaves, paper, illuminations, 277 x 200 (217 x 151) mm.
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Greek MS 79, [Theological Miscellanea, including works by Saints John of Damascus and Gregory Thaumatugus]
[approximately 1400], [313 leaves, paper, illuminations, 190 x 133 (148 x 107) mm.
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Greek MS 80, Bios tou ohsiou p[ate]r[o]s ēhmōn Alexiou tou an[thrōp]on tou th[eo]y E[y]lo[gēso]n, p[ate]r ; Tou sophōtatou kai logiōtatou en monachois kyrou Ihōannou tou Zōnara yhpommnēma eis ton ohsion patera ēhmōn Sōphronion patriarchēn Ierosolymōn.
[between 1500 and 1600], 8 leaves, paper, illuminations, 280 x 197 (212 x 142) mm.
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Greek MS 81, [Homilies on the Gospel of John],
[Athos, Greece?], [between 1500 and 1600], 6 leaves, paper, illuminations, 247 x 170 (250 x 157) mm.
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Greek MS 82, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary]
[between 1200 and 1300], 96 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 350 x 233 (283 x 195) mm.
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Greek MS 83, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary],
[between 1400 and 1500], 191 leaves, paper, illuminations, 307 x 210 (231 x 150) mm.
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Greek MS 84, [New Testament, Gospels]
[Eastern Mediterranean], [between 1150 and 1175], 176 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 210 x 164 (170 x 133) mm.
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Greek MS 85, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary],
[Constantinople], 1052, 242 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 303 x 223 (249 x 180) mm.
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Greek MS 86, [Menaion for September 5th, 12th, 13th and October 1st, 2nd],
[between 1100 and 1200], 51 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 247 x 183 (172 x 118) mm.
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Greek MS 87, [Sticherarion],
[between 1650 and 1750], 356 leaves, paper, illuminations, 233 x 173 (190 x 131) mm.
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Greek MS 88, [Menaion],
[between 1200 and 1300], 244 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 291 x 207 (215 x 160) mm.
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Greek MS 89, [Gospel lectionary fragment from Matthew Saturday-Sunday],
[between 1100 and 1200], [1 leaf, parchment, illuminations, 220 x 141 (210 x 141) mm.
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Greek MS 90, [Liturgies of Saints Basil and John Chrysostom, the Presanctified, and Services for the General Menaia],
[South Italy], [between 1400 and 1500], 88 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 204 x 149 (176 x 129) mm.
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Greek MS 91, [Life of Abraham the Hermit]
[between 1500 and 1600], 32 leaves, paper, illuminations, 284 x 196 (240 x 159) mm.
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Greek MS 92, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary]
[between 1100 and 1200], 276 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 278 x 206 (204 x 155) mm.
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Greek MS 93, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary]
[South Italy?], [between 1100 and 1200], 157 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 207 x 141 (157 x 106) mm.
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Greek MS 94, [Octoechos and Triodion]
[approximately 1450], 266 leaves, paper, illuminations, 183 x 120 (177 x 95) mm.
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Greek MS 95, [Liturgies of Saints Chrysostom and Basil]
[1626], 80 leaves, paper, illuminations, 201 x 147 (139 x 98) mm. 
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Greek MS 96, [Liturgies of Saints Basil, Chrysostom, and Gregory the Presanctified]
[1643], 93 leaves, paper, illuminations, 194 x 149 (130 x 83) mm. 
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Greek MS 97, [Liturgies of Saints Basil and Chrysostom and Liturgy of the Presanctified]
[between 1580 and 1660], 84 leaves, paper, illuminations, 201 x 145 (118 x 109) mm.
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Greek MS 98, [Orations], [between 800 and 900]
68 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 181 x 140 (123 x 105) mm.
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Greek MS 99, [Chants] 
[Constantinople?], [between 1700 and 1800], 131 leaves, paper, illuminations, 230 x 162 (200 x 128) mm.
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Greek MS 100, [Gospels and Apocalypse]
[Constantinople?], [1000], 152 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 180 x 145 (155 x 115) mm.
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Greek MS 101, [Apophthegmata Patrum]
[between 1700 and 1800], 2 volumes (274; 214 leaves), paper, illuminations, 325 x 225 (250 x 152) mm.
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Greek MS 102, [Liturgical prayers]
[between 1200 and 1400?], 1 leaf, parchment, 167 x 115 (135 x 100) mm.
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Greek MS 103, [Euchologion] 
[Athos, Greece], [1442], [131 leaves, paper, illuminations, 213 x 141 (159 x 100) mm.
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Greek MS 104, [New Testament Gospel Lectionary with lectionary for Epistles and Acts]
[between 1520 and 1570?], 202 leaves, paper, illuminations, 210 x 140 (160 x 92) mm.
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Greek MS 105, Hē theia leitourgia tou en hagiois p[at]r[os] hēmōn Iōannou tou chr[ēsos]tom[ou], ktl. 
[between 1500 and 1600], 50 leaves, paper, illuminations, 204 x 147 (150 x 76) mm.
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Greek MS 106, [Menologion for September]
[Constantinople?], [between 1000 and 1100], 266 leaves, parchment, illuminations, 320 x 234 (223 x 165) mm.
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