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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
(fol.1)

Hours of the Virgin

(fol.27)

Vespers of the dead

(fol.29v)

Vigils of the dead

(fol.45)

Lauds

followed by prayers ‘pro defuncto episcopo’, ‘pro famulo defuncto’ etc., including Avete omnes fideles anime

(fol.51)

Penitential psalms

(fol.56v)

Litany of the saints

(fol.62v)

Psalms for vespers throughout the week

(fol.78v)

Compline

(fol.82)

Prime

(fol.87v)

Terce

(fol.91)

Sext

(fol.94v)

None

(fol.98)

Benedictions

(fol.102v)
Rubric: Benediccio aque beati Petri martiris ordinis predicatorum
(fol.106v)

Prayers to be said in the daily chapter

(fol.108)

Hymnal, with first lines only

(fol.122)

Tonale

(fol.126v)

Tones of antiphons

(fol.161v)

Noted vespers

(fol.176)

Lauds of the dead

(fol.178)
Rubric: In peraccione exequiarum pro famulo defuncto
(fol.182v)
Rubric: Oraciones pro famula defuncta
(fol.184v)

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

(fol.189v)

Grace before and after meals.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermark steer's head (three varieties), cf. Briquet 14799, 14577, and one (fol.15) not fully identifiable
Extent: ii + 191 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 100 × 70 mm.
Dimensions (written): 75 × 50 mm.

Collation

1(12)–15(12), 16(12) (12 canc.)

Layout

19 long lines or 5–6 staves of four lines

Musical Notation:

Staves of four lines with square, black notation

Decoration

plain red initials

Binding

Blind stamped pigakin over boards. For other exemples of this binding see E. Kyriss, Verzierte Gotische Einbände, Stuttgart, 1954, p.109, no.129.

History

Origin: 15th century, late - 16th century, early ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Dominican origin is indicated by the double invocation of St. Dominic in the litany (fol. 58v) and a reference to the two feasts of Petrus Martyr (fol. 115). Binding suggests the Dominican convent of Esslingen, Würtemberg

Bought in 1960.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff.