MS. Add. A. 197
Summary Catalogue no.: 29175
With the prologue, Antiquam abbacie cisterciensis.
Coloured initials, rubrics.
Some flourished initials (fols. 8v, 13v, 21, 22v, 56v, 73, 79v, etc.)
Blind-stamped white whittawed leather over boards, 14th cent. (?), rebacked.
- Fol. 1, fly-leaf from a late 12th-century Latin theological commentary.
- Fol.105, from a 12th-century missal or sacramentary, contains some votive masses.
Provenance and Acquisition
The feast of St Barnabas, ordered 'cum duabus missis' in 1203, appears in the hand of the original scribe. The feast of SS John and Paul, raised in 1218, was added on fol. 30. Cf. J.-M. Canivez, Statuta capitulorum generalium ordinis cisterciensis I (1933) 284, 485.
Cistercian abbey of Acquafredda, Lenno, Como, 15th cent. (fol. 1)
Bought at the William Bragge sale (Sotheby's, 10 Nov. 1880), lot. 1359, for £3 10s.