MS. Laud Misc. 273
Summary Catalogue no.: 1340
Proser without music (fol. 1); temporale (fol. 10) with a 15th cent. order of the mass (fol. 91) after Holy Saturday and comprising 3 leaves of the missing part of Easter week (fol. 106–8); sanctorale (fol. 149), beginning with St. Lucia (13 Dec.); common (fol. 183) with the epistles and gospels arranged separately at the end, imperfect from the gospels of the virgins, and completed in the 15th century with votive masses and festa sanctorum locis propriis carencia (fol. 205v). The common and the additions have no musical notation. Except for Holy Saturday (fol. 87), only a few and short rubrics.
White and red leather tags, traces of folded tags (fols. 184 f.).
Original section, 29 lines, written space 210 × 170 mm.
Additional canon, 14–15 lines, written space 205 × 162 mm.
Adiastematic, non-rhythmical neums, in the added prefaces (fol. 93v) Gothic notation on staves of 4 lines (3 black, 1 red).
Initial. Miniatures, historiated initials, added 15th-16th centuries, fols. 97v, 98r, 103v. (Pächt and Alexander i. 124)
The title page with a large capital A in red and blue; in the Canon two rudely painted crucifixions (fol. 97v, 98); under the formula of the Pax (fol. 103v) a Holy Face.
Provenance and Acquisition
For possible origin at St Amarin see fol. 153. The collegiate church of St. Amarin was dedicated to Sts. Preiecher and Amarinus; see also the addition on fol. 167v (Strasbourg).
William Laud; acquired by 1637.
Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, sent 28 June 1639.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.