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MS. Lat. liturg. g. 4

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

Contents

Book of Hours, Use of Rome.
Language(s): Italian and Latin
(fol.1)
Office of the Virgin
Language(s): Latin
(fol.98)
Penitential psalms
Language(s): Latin
(fol.113)
Litany
Language(s): Latin
(fol.127)
Collects of SS. Ligerius and Humphrey
Language(s): Latin
(fol.128)
Psalm 90
Language(s): Latin
(fol.130)
Quicunque vult
Language(s): Latin
(fol.140)
Mass of the Virgin
Language(s): Latin
(fol.154v)
Litany of the Virgin
Language(s): Latin
(fol.160)
Prayers

Including:

Incipit: O domine Iesu Christe adoro te
(fol.162v)
Incipit: O dulcissime domine Iesu Christe verus deus
(fol.177v)
The fifteen Oes of St. Brigid
Language(s): Italian
(fol.199)
Incipit: Sancta maria madre de dio humilissima
Language(s): Latin and Italian
(fol.212v)
Ten commandments, seven gifts of the Spirit, works of spiritual and corporal mercy, sacraments and virtues, five senses

Fol.135v–139v, 196v–198v are blank.

Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 218 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 100 × 70 mm.
Dimensions (written): 55 × 40 mm.

Collation

1(10)–9(10), 10(10) (10 added on a cancel), 11(10)–14(10), 15(10) (+ 1 added after 3), 16(10)–18(10), 19(8), 20(10), 21(10), 22(8), catchwords

Layout

14 long lines

Decoration

Good miniatures, historiated and other borders, historiated and other initials. (P&A ii. 594, pl. LVI)

Three full page miniatures showing the Annunciation (fol.iiiv); David penitent (fol.97v); the Nativity (fol.143v), of which the first and third appear to be incomplete. Facing these are leaf scroll and flower borders, two with insets of animals in landscape, and historiated initials showing the Virgin and Child, king David and a priest celebrating Mass respectively; a few smaller initials in gold, blue and green, the rest red and blue with violet and red flourishes

Binding

19th cent. calf binding over boards.

History

Origin: c. 1500 ; Italian, Venice

Provenance and Acquisition

Arms of the Balbi family of Venice, fols. 1, foot: gules a fess per pale or and azure.

Written for a nun (feminine forms in prayers, fols. 157v, 163v, 169v, 201), perhaps a member of the Franciscan convent of St. Louis of Toulouse at Venice (St. Louis is in the confiteor, fol. 141v)

Given by George James Dew, 1931.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.