Consequently the Krakow convent, like other Carmelite houses, continued to produce manuscript antiphonals
and graduals into the eighteenth century, while some of the medieval manuscripts were adapted so that they could continue in use.
These manuscripts of probable Spanish use and probably originating from Spain consist of a book of fragments dating from the fifteenth century and earlier; five books of sixteenth-century material for the Mass and Office, one containing a thirteenth-century bifolium as part of its binding; and two eighteenth-century monastic antiphonals
The earliest list dates from 1259 and concerns the books (two Graduals, three Antiphonals
, a Martyrology, and a Consuetudinary) left by Martin of St.
They are as follows: one book of fragments (probably 15thc); six books of sixteenth-century material for the Mass and Office, one containing a thirteenth-century bifolium as part of its binding; and three eighteenth-century monastic antiphonals.
The latest manuscripts are a group of three eighteenth-century antiphonals compiled and written for use in a nunnery of the Servants of Mary (order of Servites).
Having read this volume with great enthusiasm from cover to cover and having benefited at every turn from information on my areas of interest both new (for example, antiphonals
and table books) and old (for example, book circulation and colophons), the only criticisms are that the publisher did not see fit to ensure the inclusion of a map of the somewhat dizzying succession of convents and, more seriously in my view, any reproductions of the scribal hands represented here.