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MS. Lat. liturg. g. 7

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

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Book of Hours, Dominican
(fols. 1r–27r)

Hours of the Virgin

Rubric: Incipit cursus cottidianus gloriose uirginis Marie

Offices for the dead

(fols. 27r–29v)

Vespers of the dead

Rubric: Vespere defunctorum
(fols. 29v–45r)

Vigils of the dead

Rubric: Vigilie mortuorum
(fols. 45r–51r)

Lauds

Rubric: In laudibus psalmi

followed by prayers pro defuncto episcopo, pro famulo defuncto etc., including Aveta omnes fideles anime

(fols. 51r–56v)

Seven penitential psalms

Rubric: Septem psalmi penitenciales
(fols. 56v–62v)

Litany of the saints

Rubric: Sequitur Letania
(fols. 62v–98r)

Diurnal offices (with texts for antiphons, psalms, and hymns)

Rubric: Psalmi communes dominicis diebus per totum annum de tempore
(fols. 62v–78v)

Vespers

(fols. 78v–82r)

Compline

(fols. 82r–87v)

Prime

(fols. 87v–91r)

Terce

(fols. 91r–94v)

Sext

(fols. 94v–98r)

None

(fols. 98r–106v)

Benedictions

Rubric: Benedictio super agnum
(fols. 102v–103r)
Rubric: Benediccio aque beati Petri martiris ordinis predicatorum
(fols. 106v–107r)

Prayers to be said in the daily chapter

Rubric: In capitulo quottidiano
(fols. 108r–121r)

Hymnal, with first lines only

(fols. 122r–126r)

Tonale

(fols. 126v–161v)

Tones of antiphons

(fols. 161v–176r)

Noted vespers of the dead

Rubric: Incipiunt uespere defunctorum
(fols. 176r–177v)

Lauds of the dead

Rubric: In laudibus antiphone
(fols. 177v–182v)
Rubric: In peraccione exequiarum pro famulo defuncto
(fols. 182v–184r)
Rubric: Secuntur oraciones pro famula defuncta
Final rubric: Et sic est finis
(fols. 184v–189v)

List of the psalms of matins and second vespers for the common of saints and some other festivals

(fols. 189v–190v)

Graces before and after meals.

Rubric: Quando fratres bis refocountur in die dicatur ante prandium

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermark steer's head (three varieties), cf. Briquet 14799, 14577, and one (fol. 15r) not fully identifiable
Extent: ii + 191 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 125 × 93 mm.
Dimensions (written): 95 × 65 mm.

Collation

1(12)–15(12), 16(12) (12 canc.)

Layout

19 long lines or 5–6 staves of four lines

Musical Notation:

Square notation on four-line staves beginning at fol. 108r, a memory aid providing the first lines only.

Decoration

plain red initials

Binding

Pigskin over wooden boards, blind-stamped with floral and armorial designs. Brass clasp, now mostly missing. For other examples of this binding, see E. Kyriss, Verzierte gotische Einbände (Stuttgart, 1954), p. 109, no. 129.

Rebacked, 19th century.

History

Origin: 15th century, late–16th century, early ; German, Esslingen am Neckar (Baden-Württemberg), Dominican friary : the double invocation of St Dominic in the litany (fol. 58v) and references to the two feasts of Peter Martyr (fol. 115r) suggest a Dominican origin. Other books from this community have similar bindings (Kyriss, Verzierte gotische Einbände, no. 129).

Provenance and Acquisition

Dealer’s mark? |G. 425 |ML/X/a (lower pastedown).

Purchased, 2 May 1960.

Record Sources

Typescript description (n.d.) by anonymous Bodleian Library staff, revised (Dec. 2020) by Andrew Dunning with reference to the manuscript and to secondary literature as cited.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-12-09: Andrew Dunning Revised with consultation of original.