MS. Lat. liturg. e. 19
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
bk. III, extract: the section ‘De crismate conficiendo’ (Holy Thursday)
39 long lines, below top line
Fine borders, historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 586, pl. LVI)
Two large historiated initials, each showing a bishop, the first holding a small book (fol. 1r), the second wearing a mitre and holding a pastoral staff (fol. 5r); fol. 1r also with a four-sided foliate border containing a coat of arms surmounted by a mitre; smaller historiated initials depicting e.g. blocks of masonry (fol. 33r), an altar (fol. 48r, 51r, 56v), the entrace to a cemetary (fol. 57v), a chalice (fol. 63r), various ecclesiastical paraphenali, vestments, etc.; large foliate illuminated initials; minor initials alternately red with purple penwork, or blue with red penwork
Original binding. Sewn on three split alum-tawed and red-stained bands, laced into wood boards with cushioned edges, covered with black leather, each cover blind tooled with a coat of arms in each cormer and in the centre (see under provenance), and rope-work designs; each cover also originally with four corner bosses, now missing; traces remain of two strap-and-pin fastenings at the fore-edge of the upper board, and the middle of the lower board
Provenance and Acquisition
In the lower margin of fol.1 and tooled on the covers are the arms: party per fess sable and argent, a cross moline counterchanged: either (i) A. Suriano, patriarch of Venice 1504–08 (Ughelli, Italia Sacra, VI, 1309), or (ii) A. de Ortis, bishop of Satriano (ibid. VII, 854)
Count Louis Apponyi, of Nagy Appony, Hungary, his sale, Sotheby's 10 Nov. 1892 and four days following, lot 1001 (a cutting from the catalogue is pasted in at the back), bought by Ellis for £16 10s.
Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian, 1927
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.