MS. Lat. liturg. g. 5
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Many rubrics in English. Followed by prayers and devotions, many of which are in the 1536 Paris edition of the Sarum book of hours. References are given to the folios of this edition. Principal items are:
a longer version than that printed
differing from that pr. in Sarum Hours, fol.lxxivv
, pr. Sarum Hours, fol.lxxvi and R. Knox and S. Leslie, The Miracles of king Henry VI, Cambridge 1923, p.14
differing considerably from that pr. in Sarum Hours, fol.cxxiiiv
Followed by prayers to be made when receiving the sacrament, fol.viii verso–ix
17 long lines, ruled in red
Good miniatures, borders, initials. Made in England. (P&A i. 393)
74 full and half page miniatures of poor quality, by a Dutch or Flemish artist (cf.fol.228v), with borders of flowers, birds and butterflies; other initials gold on a red ground
The subjects of the miniatures are as follows: (p.2) Pentecost; (p.17) St. James; (p.25) Last Judgement; (p.33) Presentation in the Temple; (p.39) the twelve Apostles; (p.44) All Angels; (p.48) the owner praying to his guardian angel; (p.51) Christ surrounded by angels; (p.53) the Magi; (p.59) the Child Christ with cross and dove; (p.61) St. Leonard; (p.69) martyrdom of St. Erasmus; (p.76) Christ showing the wounds; (p.80) St. John the Baptist; (p.82) St. John the Evangelist; (p.84) St. Andrew; (p.86) St. Laurence; (p.88) martyrdom of St. Stephen; (p.90) martyrdom of St. Thomas of Canterbury; (p.92) St. Nicholas; (p.94) St. Mary Magdalen; (p.96) St. Catherine; (p.98) St. Margaret; (p.100) the Annunciation; (p.112) adoration of Virgin and Child by the owner; (p.128) Virgin and Child on crescent moon; (p.131) God surrounded by All Saints; (p.142) God the Father; (p.144) Christ standing in the tomb; (p.146) the Holy Ghost; (p.148) St. Michael; (p.152) the archangel Gabriel; (p.154) the archangel Raphael; and Tobias; (p.156) St. Bernard holding a chained demon; (p.161) Christ carrying the Cross; (p.163) St. Jerome; (p.167) St. Gregory; (p.174) the owner adoring the Trinity; (p.186) Trinity with Virgin; (p.190) the owner adoring God; (p.193) the owner adoring Christ; (p.197) the owner adoring the Cross; (p.205) Crucifixion with the two Marys and St. John;(p.208) the Deposition; (p.211) the Entombment; (p.217) King Henry VI; (p.220) the healing of St. Roche; (p.228) Trinity; (p.232) Crucifixion with the Virgin and St. John; (p.234) the owner receiving the Sacrament; (p.240) St. Augustine; (p.242) St. Anselm; (p.252) the Virgin and St. John below the Cross; (p.259) Pietà; (p.271) priest elevating the Host in the presence of the owner; (p.279) Trinity; (p.284) Christ; (p.302) St. Gregory's mass (cf. Horae Eborac. 81 n.1); (p.307) The Man of Sorrows; (p.315) St. Bernardino praying; (p.321) the guardian angel protecting the owner; (p.324) the owner kneeling before the guardian angel; (p.327) St. James; (p.329) St. James the Less; (p.331) the martyrdom of St. Sebastian; (p.334) St. Christopher bearing the Christ Child; (p.337) St. George slaying the dragon; (p.339) St. Martin clothing the beggar; (p.341) St. Anthony abbot; (p.343) St. Francis; (p.345) St. Anne, Virgin and Child; (p.347) St. Barbara; (p.350) Eleven thousand virgins; (p.353) St. Appollonia (damaged); The person for whom the book wãs written is shown in the miniatures on pp. 25, 48, 112, 174, 190, 193, 197, 234, 271, 315.
Binding late 17th cent. black calf, with new back cover.
Provenance and Acquisition
'Mr. Whiteland (?) ... his book', 17th century (p. iv)
Samuel Pegge, the antiquary, his sale, 29 March 1798, lot 2051. He added an index of prayers on fol. 355 and wrote a note on the book under the pseudonym 'T. Row' in Gentleman's Magazine 1786, LVI, i, p. 470f.
Acquired in Brittany by E. F. Bosanquet (see MS. Lat. liturg. d.35 fol. 51v).
Given by him to the Bodleian, 1941.
Digital Bodleian (24 images from 35mm slides)