MS. Lat. liturg. e. 2
Summary Catalogue no.: 29649
25 lines, 145 × 80 mm.
Caroline minuscule by two hands.
Adiastematic neumes give cues of the introits in the margins of the Sundays after Pentecost and in Advent (fols. 87v–121r). In the passions (fol. 42v) the parts are indicated by ‘c’, ‘f’, and ‘t’.
Decorated initials, chiefly in blue and gold (fols. 2v, 5, 13, 42v, 51), partly unfinished. (Pächt and Alexander i. 40, pl. 5)
Lightly coloured capitals (fols. 69–73, 77, 80v, 82v, 83, etc. 122).
Black leather over wooden boards (possibly medieval). Pale blue silk endbands.
Two commemorations of St Benedict suggest a Benedictine origin; the lesson ‘pro uelatione ancillarum dei’ (fol. 144v) suggests a nunnery. The only German saint honoured is Boniface. The use of capitals for certain saints’ days, notably the Septem Fratres (fol. 133v) and Hermes (fol. 137v), strengthen a use for the book’s in northern Germany.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bought from Albert Cohn (1827–1905), Berlin bookseller (catal. 178 art. 1), 1 November 1886, for £6 15s (note on upper flyleaf).
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-12-02: Andrew Dunning Updated description from manuscript.