MS. Lat. liturg. d. 43
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Texts pricipally to be read at the chapter office of Prime; Italian (Rome?), early 13th cent.
Cf. Leroquais, Psautiers I, p.197: ‘Oratio post psalterium’
Addition, 13th–14th cent.
Fol. 1v–2v are a 13th–14th cent. replacement.
Written as one series preceded by prologue for 817. Cf. edition of Borenius in M.G.H., Legum II, I, 1881, pp.344–8; Corpus Consuetudinum Monasticarum I, 1963, pp. 457–68, 473–81. The text is close to the Montecassino MS. used by Borenius.
Ends imperfect (fol.71v) in X Kal.Jan. A shortened version of the martyrology of Bede described by H. Quentin, Les Martyrologes historiques du moyen âge, Paris, 1908, pp. 47–111, including most of his ‘Roman’ additions. There is also a long entry at non.Dec. (fol.70), for ‘sancti patris nostri Sabe’ and at ii non.Jun. (fol.57v) ‘Dedicatio sanctorum Andree apostoli et Sabe confessoris’.
Followed by notes of dues owed to the infirmarius, etc.
Addition, 13th cent.
Addition, 13th cent.
Presumably of S. Saba, Rome. Preceded by a leaf of an earlier version, which was reused for notes of receipts of dues by the abbot and primicerius, 13th–14th cent.
27 long lines, written above top line
Penwork initials. Red initials flourished in red or (occasionally) brown.
Two added coats of arms in brown ink (fol. 86v)
17th cent. Italian plain parchment binding, sewn on five cords; the spine apparently formerly with two title-pieces lettered 'REGVLA | S. | BENEDIC || MS. P. | SÆVLI [sic] | XIII', with the vestiges of Archinto's prined label, reported to have read '[LV]I', with 'S' or '5' inscribed below in pencil.
Provenance and Acquisition
Form of oath not to alienate possessions of the Cluniac monastery of SS. Andrew & Saba (i.e. S. Saba, Monte Avetino, Rome) (fol. 48r)
Count Carlo Archinto (1669–1732) (see Carlo Frati, Dizionario Bio-Bibliografico dei Bibliotecari e Bibliofili Italiani dal Sec. XIV al XIX, Florence, 1933, 32–3 [Bod. BDH=R. 5. 447/1] and Marino Parenti, Aggiunte al Dizionari Bio-Bibliografico dei Bibliotecari e Bibliofili Italiani di Carlo Frati, 3 vols., Florence, 1952–60, 1, pp. 46, 49), (bookplate with legend 'ARCHINTEA LAUS') whose library was sold at Paris, 21 March 1863
Messrs. Boone (who bought a considerable number of Archinto MSS.), with their pencil price-code (lower pastedown).
Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872), MS. 24275, sold at Sotheby's 1 Dec. 1947, lot 83, bought by Quaritch for £48
Given by his executors in 1973
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.