MS. Hatton 1
Summary Catalogue no.: 4131
Calendar (fol. 1); blessing of holy water (fol. 7); temporale with the baptism service on Holy Saturday (fol. 88v), followed by the order of the mass (fol. 91); common of the dedication (fol. 139v); sanctorale (fol. 142); common of the saints (fol. 185v); votive masses of Our Lady (fol. 200) etc. and the dead (fol. 209); marriage service (fol. 213); ordo ad servicium peregrinorum (fol. 215); blessings (fol. 216v) and the mass of St. David, bishop. Additions: masses of the Visitation (fol. 218), the Transfiguration, the Holy Name (fol. 219), the Five Wounds (fol. 221v), pro mortalitate evitanda (fol. 223: Recordare); in commendatione animarum (fol. 224v: 3 collects).
Many parchment tags, each with the first letter of the introit; folded tags on fol. 124, 190; some book markers.
2 col. of 36 lines
Square notation on 18 staves of 4 red lines.
Fine borders, historiated and other initials. Related to the style of the latest Bohun MSS. and of the early hands in the Carmelite Missal. (P&A iii. 713)
The illuminator’s charges are on fol. 217v.
Contemporary binding of whittawed leather on boards.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made for use in the diocese of Norwich (dedication of the cathedral in the calendar, 24 Sept.), but not for the cathedral, since both feasts of St Benedict are in black in the calendar. Non-Sarum but synodal feasts in the calendar (see also fols. 151, 154 and 178).
16th-century price, fol. 1
Bought with his library by the Bodleian through the London bookseller Robert Scot in 1671.
Digital Bodleian (23 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.