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MS. Lat. liturg. f. 25

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Contents

Manual (made up in the fifteenth century from three separate manuscripts)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Composite: three parts
Secundo Folio: tuis tibi (fol. 2r)
Form: codex
Support: parchment, poor quality; the fore-edge margin of fols. 66-75 sliced away
Extent: i + 81 leaves
Foliation: Foliated in modern pencil: i, 1-81 (fol. i is not a flyleaf, but a misbound leaf of the main text; fols. 78-81 are pages of modern notes, stuck into the MS.'s box).

Collation

1(12+1)(1st leaf, fol. i, inserted), 2(12)–3(12), 4(8), 5(12), 6(4)(wants 4), 7(six, structure uncertain), 8(8), 9(14)(1, 3–5, 7, 9, 11–14 canc. The 2nd and 6th leaves (fols. 74-5) appear to be replacement leaves)leaf signatures in red in quire V (fols. 45-50), in the form of lower-case roman numerals.

Binding

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.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Found in the wall of West Lavington church, Wilts.

A. G. W. Murray

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

Contents

Ritual, Use of Sarum
Language(s): Latin
(fol.1)

Blessing of holy water

Language(s): Latin
(fol.3)

Baptismal rite

Language(s): Latin
(fol.14)

Marriage service

Language(s): Latin
(fol.17)

Mass

Language(s): Latin
(fol.21)

Ritual of the Last Sacraments

Language(s): Latin
(fol.26)
Commendation and Mass of the Dead, including a Litany
Language(s): Latin
(fol.31)

Burial service

Language(s): Latin
(fol.38v)

Blessing of pilgrims

Language(s): Latin
(fol.41)

Mass of the dead

Language(s): Latin
(fol.45)

Noted prefaces

Language(s): Latin
(fol.51)

Canon of the mass

Language(s): Latin

ends imperf. before the Placeat.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 145 × 105 mm.
Dimensions (written): 115 × 80 mm.

Layout

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

Musical Notation:

Four-line red staves

Decoration

Plain red initials.

History

Origin: 14th century, early ; English

MS. Lat. liturg. f. 25 - Part 2

Contents

(f. 60)
Missal (fragment: one quire, containing the prayers 'Hec me communio' and 'Placeat' from the canon, thus completing part 1 of the MS.) Also containing:
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 60)

Votive mass of the Trinity

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 61)

Votive mass of the Holy Ghost

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 62v)

Votive mass of the Holy Cross

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 64)

Votive mass of the Virgin

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 145 × 105 mm.
Dimensions (written): 105-20 × 80 mm.

Layout

16-19 long lines. Ruling medium and pattern uncertain.

Decoration

Initials in plain red; one in brown ink.

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; English

MS. Lat. liturg. f. 25 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 66)
Office of the Dead . (fragment, with musical notation. Fol. i is another leaf of this part of the MS. used as a guard.)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 145 × 105 mm.
Dimensions (written): 95 × 65 mm.
Right hand margin cut away

Layout

Ruled in brown ink with 13 lines; single vertical bounding lines. 12 long lines of text.

Decoration

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.

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.