MS. Lat. liturg. f. 25
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).
Late 15th cent. Sewn on three double bands of twisted skin laced into an oak boards; the upper two bands in converging channels, the lower band in a horizontal channel; the lower board missing; the upper board with rounded edges; covered with plain skin, perhaps a chemise construction; with a single red leather strap at the centre of the fore-edge: apparently a strap and pin fastening; boxed.
Provenance and Acquisition
Found in the wall of West Lavington church, Wilts.
E. F. Bosanquet: his account of the manuscript's history with photographic reproductions is in Wilts. Arch and Nat. Hist. Magazine, XL (1940), 142–7.
Bequeathed by him, 1941.
MS. Lat. liturg. f. 25 – Part 1
Blessing of holy water
Ritual of the Last Sacraments
Blessing of pilgrims
Mass of the dead
Canon of the mass
ends imperf. before the Placeat.
Ruled in pale brown ink, with 18 lines, the top pair and bottom pair ruled the full width of the page, with single vertical bounding lines. 17 written lines. most of quires V and VI with seven lines of music on four-line red staves per page
Four-line red staves
Plain red initials.
MS. Lat. liturg. f. 25 – Part 2
Votive mass of the Trinity
Votive mass of the Holy Ghost
Votive mass of the Holy Cross
Votive mass of the Virgin
16–19 long lines. Ruling medium and pattern uncertain.
Initials in plain red; one in brown ink.
MS. Lat. liturg. f. 25 – Part 3
Ruled in brown ink with 13 lines; single vertical bounding lines. 12 long lines of text.
One four-line 'puzzle' initial in red and blue, with red and blue penwork flourishing, infilled with red foliate flourishing and with red foliate flourishing extending around two sides of the text (fol. 66r); musical parts with one- two- and three-line initials with human heads in profile (e.g. fols. 71v, 77v); two two-line 'puzzle' initials, without flourishing (fol. 67r, 73r); two-line initials in blue with red penwork flourishing; one-line initials in plain red or blue, flourished in the other colour on fol. 66r.
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Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.