MS. Lat. liturg. f. 21
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Added 16th-cent. prayers, etc.; and, upside-down, a name and date (see under Provenance); fols. 2r, 3v blank.
Among the suffrages after Lauds is one to Cuthburga (fol. 17v) and two for relics of saints (the first with '... sanctorum tuorum quorum reliquie in hac continentur ecclesie ...'; the second with 'presenti' instead of 'hac'; fols. 17v-18r)
the first twelve given by cue only
Followed by five collects, the fifth ending imperfect due to the excision of a leaf after fol. 51.
Originally blank, inscribed in the 16th cent. with the motto(?) 'post tenebras spero lucem' written twice upside-down at the bottom of fol. 194v.
21 long lines. Ruled in brown ink with 22 lines, the top, middle, and bottom pairs ruled the full width of the page; and single vertical bounding lines etending the full height of the page
Good borders, historiated and other initials (badly defaced). (P&A iii. 1007)
Three historiated initials, all badly smudged, with foliate and pen-spray extensions forming partial borders:
- (fol. 5r) Hours of the Virgin: 9-line initial D[omine]: Annunciation.
- (fol. 41v) Penitential Psalms: 6-line initial D[omine]: Last Judgement
- (fol. 68v) Commendation of Souls: 7-line initial B[eati]: Angels carrying a soul to heaven in a napkin.
Five- or six-line initials in gold, on rose, blue, and white grounds, with foliate and pen-spray entensions to the first prayer and the hours from Lauds to Compline (fols. 4r, 9v, 19r, 21r, 22v, 24r, 25r, 26v).
Two-line initials in blue with red penwork flourishing to psalms, prayers, etc.; one-line initials alternately plain red or blue to verses, etc.; line-fillers in the litanies alternately blue or red.
Sewn on three bands and half bound in 19th-cent. brown suede and gray paper over pasteboards.
Two strips from a 15th cent. English gradual are in the binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Possibly written for someone connected with the secular college of Wimbourne, Dorset, to judge by some of the prayers after Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin.
'Willelmus Weston de Lincolns Inn 1560' (fol. 2v)
'Ioannes Blykks (?)' (fol. 4)
Sotheby's, October? 1903
Given by the executors of Dr. J. Wickham Legg, 1922.
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.