MS. Lat. liturg. f. 29
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
The book is misbound; texts are described here in their correct order
followed by ferial canticles, the Litany and ferial litanies; lacking Pss.21:4–26:4 (from '... in sancto habi[catchword:]tas ||' to '|| mee. Ut uideam ...') due to the loss of two leaves before fol. 129; and lacking Pss.37:6–58:13 (from '... cica[catchword:]trices ||' to '||orum et conprehendantur ...') due to the loss of probably two quires after fol. 174.
Common of the Saints
Sanctorale, including a collect for the Deposition of St. Osmund: 'In deposicione sancti osmundi episcopi et confessoris ...
Notes on virtues, vices, the Our Father and the Creed.(added later)
Ruled in leadpoint (except the innermost bifolium of quire IX, and quire X, ruled in brown ink), in two columns (except fols. 176r-177v, 181v-184v, in one column) of 30 lines, the top pair and bottom pair ruled the full width of the page, all other horizontals usually within the single vertical bounding lines which extend the full height of the page. 29 lines of text. Prickings frequently survive in the three outer margins
Two-line initials in blue with red penwork flourishing; one-line initials alternately plain red or blue; very simple line-fillers, alternately red or blue, in the litanies; plain blue two-line initials in the added offices (fols. 177v-184v).
Re-sewn on four split straps and bound in wood boards (the lower board oak, the upper cover a modern replacement); the lower board with remains of two metal clasps.
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Explicit in festo s.Ruphi martyris [27 Aug.] anno domini 1443o littera dominicalis e [= 1444 leap year]’ (fol.175); collect In depositione s.Osmundi episcopi et confessoris [canonised 1456] (fol.25); collects of SS. Oswald, David and Chad [often omitted in Salisbury manuscripts of Sarum use] added by the scribe (fols. 42v–43 in lower margin)
'Samuel Frith Book', fol.148v (cf.21v, 22v, 88v), 17th century
Given by F. E. Norris, 1952
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.