MS. Auct. D. inf. 2. 11
Summary Catalogue no.: 2857
Among the commemorations at Lauds are those of St Ethelburga and St Winifrid; some rubrics in French.
Also at Lauds:
Penitential and Gradual (fol. 123v) Psalms with the litany (fol. 134)
Office of the dead
Introduced by a long rubric (Femina quedam solitaria)
Psalms of the passion
Psalter of St Jerome
The miniatures are as follows (full page unless otherwise noted).
Calendar, fols. 1–12: two small rectangular minitures at the foot of each recto, depicting (left) the labour of the month and (right) the Zodiac sign.
Fol. 23v, Hours of the Virgin, Lauds: the Visitation. The miniature of the Annunciation which originally preceded Matins is now Birmingham, City Museum and Art Gallery, P. 155'55a.
Suffrages (3/4 page):
- Fol. 35v, The Trinity
- Fol. 36v, The Holy Spirit (Baptism of Christ)
- Fol. 37v, The Cross (Crucifixion)
- Fol. 38v, St Michael
- Fol. 39v, John the Baptist
- Fol. 40v, John the Evangelist
- Fol. 41v, SS Peter and Paul
- Fol. 42v, St Andrew
- Fol. 43v, St Stephen
- Fol. 44v, St George
- Fol. 46v, St Lawrence
- Fol. 47v, St Eustace
- Fol. 48v, St Christopher
- Fol. 49v, St Sebastian
- Fol. 50v, St Nicholas
- Fol. 51v, St Anne
- Fol. 52v, St Mary Magdalene
- Fol. 53v, St Katherine
- Fol. 54v, St Margaret
- Fol. 55v, St Ethburga
- Fol. 56v, St Winifred
- Fol. 58v, All Saints
- Fol. 59v, Peace (Noah's ark and the rainbow)
Fol. 62v, Hours of the Cross, Matins: Betrayal and arrest of Christ
Fol. 64v, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Matins: Pentecost
Fol. 66v, Hours of the Virgin, Prime: Nativity
Fol. 72v, Hours of the Cross, Prime: Christ brought before Pilate
Fol. 74v, Hours of the Virgin, Terce: Annunciation to the Shephers
Fol. 79v, Hours of the Cross, Terce: Flagellation
Fol. 81v, Hours of the Virgin, Sext: Adoration of the Magi
Fol. 85v: Hours of the Cross, Sext: Carrying the Cross
Fol. 87v: Hours of the Virgin, None: Presentation in the Temple
Fol. 91v: Hours of the Cross, None: Crucifixion
Fol. 93v, Hours of the Virgin, Vespers: Flight into Egypt
Fol. 100v, Hours of the Cross, Vespers: Deposition
Fol. 102v, Hours of the Virgin, Compline: Coronation of the Virgin
Fol. 111v, Penitential Psalms: David in penitence
Fol. 145v, Office of the Dead: funeral service
Fol. 188v, Commendation: burial
Fol. 217v, Psalms of the passion: mass of St Gregory
Fol. 231v, Psalter of St Jerome: St Jerome
Fol. 232r, Psalter of St Jerome: Christ crowned with thorns (half page)
Purple velvet with gilt corner pieces, English, 16th century.
Provenance and Acquisition
A kneeling figure of a man is in the miniatures of St George (44v) and St Christopher (48v), the male form of address occurs on fol.232v, but a female owner is suggested on fols. 61v, 232, and 247vs.
Henry VII (?): referred to as 'Henrici Septimi breviarium' by John Rouse in 1620 (Titus Livius Forojuliensis, ed. T. Hearne (1726), p. 201).
Henry VIII (?): traditionally said to have belonged to him (W. D. Macray, Annals of the Bodleian (1890), p. 468); binding resembles other Henrician manuscripts.
Acquired before 1615, probably purchased between 1602 and 1605 with part of £50 given by lord Cobham.
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Last Substantive Revision
2019-10-21: Added collation and ref. to Birmingham leaf, from Alexander in BLR 8