MS. Laud Misc. 164
Summary Catalogue no.: 1560
Calendar with rubrics (fol. 1); blessing of holy water with notation (fol. 7); temporale (fol. 8v) with the order of the mass (fol. 75), followed by the contemporary addition of the mass of the Transfiguration (fol. 81); common of the dedication (fol. 118v); sanctorale (fol. 120); common of the saints (fol. 160); votive masses (fol. 173); marriage service (fol. 181); masses pro iter agentibus (fol. 182) and of the Holy Name (fol. 182v).
2 col. of 41 lines
Square notation in 2 col. on staves of 4 red lines
Many illuminated initials and coloured borders. (Not in Pächt and Alexander).
Provenance and Acquisition
In the kalendar the two feasts of St. Osmund of Salisbury (16 July, 4 Dec.) both in red are difficult to be brought into agreement with that of St. Clarus martyr (18 July) which is also in red. Together with the mass of St. Withburga (fol. 129), whose feast is not in the kalendar, the latter seems to point to the diocese of Ely, while those of St. Osmund rather suggest a S. Western origin.
William Laud, by 1636.
Part of his second donation to the Bodleian, sent 16 June 1636.
Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.