MS. Laud Misc. 188
Summary Catalogue no.: 1039
Office of the Virgin with the Hours of the Cross worked in; Advent (fol. 1), Christmastide (fol. 73) and during the year (fol. 143v); Gradual (fol. 208) and Penitential (fol. 221) psalms with litany (fol. 235); office of the dead (fol. 246v) solom del ordre de frères augustines; rubrics throughout in French.
A leaf missing after fol. 246, some quires are contemporary additions (fols. 41-8, 65-72, etc.)
Minature, fol. 1: a young lady dressed in ermine and with a crown, kneeling before the Virgin and Child
Historiated initials on fols. 21, 35, 41, 46v, 73, 143v
Decorated initials and marginal decoration throughout, large initials and borders at the beginning of each Hour
P&A distinguish three artists (1) quires 1-5, 11, 13, 29-30; (2) quires 6, 9; (3) quires 7-8, 10, 12, 14-28, 31-8
Sandler (1986, no. 149) distinguishes four artists and associated decorators: (1) fols. 1, 73, 143v, 1-32v; (2) fol. 21; (3) fol. 35; (4) fol. 41, fols. 41-48v, 65-72v)
Stylistically related (see Sandler) to the Bohun manuscripts, the Carmelite Missal (Master B), and the Litlyngton Missal.
English, mid-16th century, gilt ornament.
Last Substantive Revision
2019-10-22: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian