MS. Douce 313
Summary Catalogue no.: 21887
Calendar (fol. 5); temporale (fol. 9) with the general rubrics (fol. 155) after Holy Saturday; blessing of holy water (fol. 231); order of the mass (fol. 237); sanctorale (fol. 247); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 334); votive masses (fol. 375v) with masses of the dead (fol. 395v) and followed by votive masses for each day of the week (fol. 404v); blessing of ashes on Ash Wednesday (fol. 412); mass of a St. Gaudentius bishop and martyr. Additions: 2 masses of St. Eutropius, bishop and martyr (fol. 415).
In the kalendar the Dedicatio altarium b. Iohannis evaug. et b. Francisci et reposicio reliquiarum is on 27 February; the feast of St. Anthony of Padua (13 June) has no octave but is entered as: S. pastris nosti Antonii conf.
2 col. of 25 lines
Important tinted grisaille miniatures, borders, initials. By a follower of Jean Pucelle. (P&A i. 603, pl. XLV, XLVII)
Rubrics in black and red underlined.
Provenance and Acquisition
Tentatively attributed by van Dijk to the Franciscan friary of Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, founded by St Anthony of Padua.
Above the month of January has been written: adrianus (?) prior (16th cent.). The presence of a mass for St. Gaudentius, bishop and martyr, has not yet been explained, nor has the saint himself been identified.
In use by 1606 as a service book in the Benedictine nunnery of St. Jean at Bonneval-les-Thouars near Poitiers (Douce Legacy, no. 72).
Given in 1703 by the abbess to N. J. Foucault, 1643-1721.
Francis Douce, acquired by 1828.
Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian in 1834.
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