MS. Lat. liturg. a. 4
Summary Catalogue no.: 30062
Summer part. Temporale (fol. 1), ending with the feast of Corpus Christi (fol. 102v); sanctorale from the feast of St. George (fol. 113) to that of all Saints; common of the dedication ‘ecclesie maioris’ (fol. 214) and ‘ecclesie minoris’ (fol. 226), common of the saints (fol. 239v); responsories and antiphons for the Sundays during the year (fol. 291v), for Lent (fol. 330v) and for ferial days (fol. 339v), all grouped under the various parts of the office and mass; office and mass of the dead (fol. 364); mass of the Virgin (fol. 378); Benedicamus (fol. 380v).
1 col., 7 lines of script and 7 staves of music, 360-70 × 65 mm.
Written by Fatius de Castoldis, beneficialis of S. Eufemia. For other MSS. written by him see Colophons de mss. ii, nos. 4036-7, and L. Betrami, L’Arte negli aredi sacri della Lombardia… 28, pl.7-11.
Square notation on 7 staves of 4 black lines and coloured F and C lines, 380 × 275 mm.
Fine miniature (partly damaged), historiated borders, initials. Penwork initials with grotesque faces. By Anovelo da Imbonate. (P&A ii. 186, pl. XVII)
Illuminated initials; on the titlepage illuminated borders a large historiated initial of St. Ambrose, baptising the kneeling figure of a canon (fol. 1)
Illuminated miniature, historiated borders, illuminated historiated initial, penwork initials, rubrics.
Contemporary binding (c. 1400) of boards covered with metal plates and bosses.
Provenance and Acquisition
Fol. 380v: 'Expletum anno domini Millesimo trecentesimo nonagesimo nono Vltimo Januarii per presbyterum Fatium de Castoldis bene(fitiatum) ecclesie sancte eufymie m(edio)l(an)i. Factum in honore sancti ambrosij maioris m(edio)l(an)i. Eram annorum xxxx quando conpleui hunc librum.'
Arms of Bossi of Milan, with initials 'B.B.', perhaps over earlier arms.
Bought from him, 25 July, 1889, for £12.
Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.