MS. Lat. liturg. e. 43
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Cf. W.H. Frere, The Use of Sarum I, Cambridge, 1898, pp.217–9 and MSS.Rawl.liturg.e.42, fol.10, Bodl.73(S.C.2694), fol.73
Without preface, starting at Christmas Eve, with additions, mainly English. The additions are closely related to those in the ‘Altemps’ MS. (identifiable with MS. Vat. Ottob. lat. 163) cited by Du Sollier, ed. Martyrologium Usuardi Monachi, Antwerp, 1714 (Acta Sanctorum XXV*). Both include at 23 Sept. (viii Kl. Oct.) ‘dedicacio sancte trinitatis ecclesie Norwicensis in Norfolchia’. This is also found in B.M. Cotton MS. Julius B.VII. Cf. MS. Rawl. liturg. e. 42 (S.C.15845), with ‘matricis’ for ‘sancte trinitatis’, which has a Sarum/Norwich diccese calendar.
Ends imperfect in gradus xxvi. The complete text has 31 gradus. Also found with the Martyrology in MSS. Bodl. 731, fol. 63v; Rawl. liturg. e. 42, fol. 80v; B.L. Cotton Julius B. VII, fol.8; Vat. Ottob. lat. 163, fol.81v (attributed to Augustine; see MS. Facs. d. 144, fol.83).
frame ruling in ink, 25–32 long lines (mostly 25–6)
Written in a good anglicana script. Headings in red.
Decorated throughout with two-line intials in blue, with red penwork flourishing extending most of the height of the page; the flourishing on fol. 61v in the form of a fine human head in profile.
Bound in 19th cent. blind-tooled dark brown calf over pasteboards; apparently sewn on three cords, the spine with five false raised bands; rebacked; the edges of the leaves red.
Provenance and Acquisition
Perhaps made in Norfolk / East Anglia, to judge by the inclusion of the non-Sarum feast of the dedication of Norwich cathedral (fol. 90v).
There are a number of 15th-cent. notes, corrections, and additions (e.g. Bridget of Sweden, x Kal. Aug.; fol. 69v); the whole of vii Id. Nov. was omitted by the original scribe, and written on an inserted half-leaf (fol. 107).
fol. 1, top: 'xij d.' (16th cent.?)
Quaritch, cat. 801 (1960), item 218, re-offered in Quaritch, cat. 814, 1961, item 22 (priced £150. With a cutting from the catalogue pasted in)
given by his executors, 1973