MS. Laud Misc. 282
Summary Catalogue no.: 1259
Missal; Germany (Speyer), c. 1430-1440
Fragmentary calendar (fol. 1), Jan. Febr.; mass of the Three Kings (fol. 2); temporale (fol. 3) with Epistole et evangelia feriarum per circulum anni. Excepta quadragesima (fol. 35) instead of the first Sunday of Lent (fol. 67 continues: feria secunda post Invocavit). Fols. 131-44 a replacement: there is a gap in the original foliation between cxxviii (fol. 130) and cxlvi (fol. 145). Bidding Prayers of Good Friday to Monday after Easter are replaced by the intonations, introducing the order of the mass and a series of festive and votive masses (fol. 145); sanctorale (fol. 215); common of the dedication (fol. 268v) and the saints (fol. 270); votive masses (fol. 301: Incipiunt speciales misse), partly written by another hand which added a proser (fol. 323).
Leather and parchment tags, in the lower (fol. 138) and upper (fols. 131 f.) margins.
Two leaves are wanting between fols. 144 & 145 (Frere, Biblioteca musico-liturgica, p. 98).
2 col. of 29/30 lines.
19 lines in the canon.
Gothic notation on 5 lines (3 black, 1 yellow, 1 red)
Fine miniature: fol. 137v, Crucifixion. (P&A i. 155, pl. XI)
Historiated initials: fol. 3r, Annunciation; fol. 13r, Nativity;
Rubrics in black and red underlined.
18th-century speckled calf.
Provenance and Acquisition
Liturgical evidence for Speyer.
William Laud, by 1638.
Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, sent 28 June 1639.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-09-23: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project.