MS. Rawl. liturg. c. 3
Summary Catalogue no.: 15858
Calendar (fol. 1) with some Franciscan feasts added; blessing of holy water (fol. 7); temporale (fol. 9v) with the baptism ritual on Holy Saturday (fol. 108), intonations of the Gloria (fol. 115), additional masses (fol. 116v), prefaces and canon (fol. 117v-25); sanctorale (fol. 165); common of the saints (fol. 211), incomplete at the beginning; votive masses of the Virgin, etc. (fol. 221v); marriage service (232v); servicium peregrinorum (fol. 235v); masses of the dead (fol. 237v); blessings (fol. 244). Addition: proser without music (fol. 245), masses of the Five Wounds (fol. 256), the Holy Name, the Visitation of the Virgin, and pro pestilentia vel morte (fol. 259: Recordare).
2 col. of 30 (canon 27) lines
Square notation on staves of 4 red lines, sometimes left blank.
Fine borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 791, pl. LXXIV)
Coloured initials on a gold background (fols. 7, 9v, 24v, 28v, 31, 126, 145, 151, 165 ect.), cut out on fol.140 and 151b.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably from the parish church of St John, Strensham. In the calendar (13 July) ‘Obitus Roberti Russell‘ [of Strensham, Worcs. ?] anno mº ccccº xxxº iijº’ (contemporary (?) addition); 10 Dec.: Dedicatio ecclesie de Duryst [probably Deerhurst in Gloucestershire, near Strensham] (15th cent. addition).
On fols. 256v and 260 members of the Carsy (?) family of Orleton (Worcestershire) are mentioned (16th cent.). Fol. 260v: a note about Giles Reed, born at the Wynieard (of Pershore ?), 29 January 1573/4 and baptized at Tewkesbury.
‘Iste liber pertinet magistro Wilhelmo Carsy...’, 16th cent., fol. 260
Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian.
Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.