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Italy, s. XVex
1. ff. 1-46v: [Treatise on plain chant] Li[ber] alphabeti super cantu plano, Et [p]rimo viginti sunt litere cantus. Guama a b c d e f g a b c d e f g a b c d e. Que dividuntur in tres partes in viii graves et septem accutas [sic] et ve super acutas. Octo graves sunt ille que ponuntur in primo ordine…Quando vero sextus tonus seu a sexti toni habet suum finem in e sol fa ut tunc Intonatur per iiiiam deductionem et mediatur per vam ut in subsequenti exemplo patet [musical notation on “Dixit dominus domino meo sede a dextris meis”; catchword:] Pro Maior [?]// 2. ff. 47-50: [“ihesus” in upper margin] [P]rophetie spiritus non semper electorum [sic] mentibus presto est quatenus cum hunc non habent…si intima mente scrusteris [sic] et ad medullam intimi intellectus per dei gratiam pervenies [sic]. Amen.
Alcuin, De psalmorum usu liber; PL 101:465-468.
3. ff. 50v-57: [“Yhesus” and “Maria” in upper margin] Semel dum me cernerem valde tribulari/ Hoc unde procedent cepi contemplari/ Meaque flagicia in mente rimari…Ac prester ut regulam sic adimpleamus/ Sic omnes ad bravium celeste curramus/ Ut cuncti feliciter illud capiamus/ Ut cum sanctis omnibus semper gaudeamus. Amen. Finis. Memento rogare pro Scriptore.
Monastic customary in 69 stanzas of 4-line monorhyme verse.
4. ff. 57v-66: De contentione anime et corporis Secundum quod quidam heremita francigena philibertus nomine filius regalis vidit in spiritu, Noctis sub silentio tempore brumali/ Dedictus quodadmodo sompno spirituali…Tercium quod nescio quorum iungar choro/ Sed ut suis merear iungi deum oro. Amen. [Followed by another text] Vir quidam extiterat dudum heremita phillibertus nomine cuius erat vita frutosa [sic] penitus et testatur ita…Et mereamur sic a deo liberari/ Et in eterna gloria cum eo commorari. Deo gracias. Amen.
T. Wright, ed., The Latin Poems commonly attributed to Walter Mapes (London 1841) pp. 95-106 for the first 75 stanzas; pp. 149-50, line 36 for the following 9 stanzas; the next to the last stanza, not in the printed text, reads: Quando genus hominum morti deputatur/ Quo post mortem transeat quisque ignoratur/ Contremisco iugiter dum mens meditatur/ Quis sum et quo propero quid michi paratur; the last stanza is vv. 41-44 on p. 150. Regarding the verses at the end which attribute the Contention to “Philibertus heremita,” see The Latin Poems…, p. 95, footnote, where a similar attribution is printed: the first stanza appears somewhat confused in FI 5096; the second stanza corresponds; the third is lacking in the printed text.
5. ff. 66v-67: Versus de contemptu mundi, Cur mundus militat sub vana gloria/ Cuius prosperitas est transitoria…Superna cogita cor sit in ethere/ Felix qui poterit mundum contempnere. Amen.
Walther, Initia 3934; Jacopone da Todi?
6. ff. 67-76: [short passages on Mass and Communion] De virtute et utilitate celebrationis misse in quo primo notantur quot virtutes et quanta bona acquiruntur in audiendo devote missam ac devote celebrando, [P]rima virtus est. Si totum terre spatium et totum mundum interim homo transiret peregrinando…; De xii fructibus Sacramenti altaris, Primus est salvatio mentis et mundatio animarum digne recipientium…; Hec inter cetera merita passionis visionis corporis et sanguinis domini nostri yhesu christi, Primo cybaria neccessaria ministrantur…; Devote et multum necessarie declarationes circa misse celebracionem et eucaristie sumptionem, Effectus sacramenti eucharistie est secundum similitudinem cibi…; Hec beatus Thomas super 4o Sen. Sed modo oritur questio, Utrum solum peccatum mortale impediat effectum huius sacramenti, Dicendum est quod ad hoc quod hoc sacramentum effectum suum plene habeat…; Hoc idem beatus Thomas ubi supra Questio, Utrum qualibet die istud sacramentum debeat frequentari. Dicendum quod in hoc sacramento 2o requiruntur…; Hoc idem Sanctus Thomas Ubi supra Questio, Ultimo queritur Quod est laudabilius abstinere ab hoc sacramento vel accedere. Dicendum quod accipere eucharistiam est bonum…; Hoc idem sanctus Thomas ut supra. Venerabilis Beda ponit hic quod sequitur quando scilicet sacerdos teneatur celebrare, Et quod bona oriuntur si celebrat et quod mala si non celebrat dum modo sit in bono proposito celebrandi, Sacerdos qui sine mortali peccato est et in bono proposito…; De attentione et diuturnitate oracionis, Qualis attentio sit necessaria in oracione. Dicendum est quod triplex potest esse intencio in oracione…; Hec sanctus Thomas, Item si oracio debet esse diuturna et prolixa. Dicendum est quod in oracione precipue attenditur…; Hec idem sanctus Thomas, De celebratione misse secundum beatum Thomam. Beatus thomas super iiiior sententiarum dicit quod in hoc est maxime gloria dei…; Guillerimus Altisidorensis [sic], Dominus bonaventura in antepenultimo capitulo forme noviciorum dicit circa medium. Salubre est et utile…; Item dominus Bonaventura in capitulo penultimo In forma novitiorum, Diversis autem affectibus et intentionibus trahyt amor dei diversos ad comunicandum vel ad celebrandum…; De serviendo ad missam. Et eius beneficio, Ad missam libenter ministres qui hoc officium angelorum vel angelicum est…; Beatus Anselmus de perceptione eucharistie ob scrupulum conscientie et animi prolexitate ayt, Modo autem veniat aliquis fidelis qui spiritu dei plenus sit…donec inchoata vel parata penitentia possit ad altaris officium securius accedere. 7. ff. 76v-79v: Incipit modus orandi super illos qui sunt in fine moriendi, [E]rat quidam papa qui dum ad extrema venisset, Rogabat capellanum suum…[the three prayers established by the pope begin, Domine ihesu christe fili dei vivi per agoniam et oracionem tuam santissimam…; Domine ihesu christe fili dei vivi qui pro nobis mori dignatus es in cruce…; Domine ihesu christe fili dei vivi qui per os prophete tui dixisti in caritate perpetua…]…et fac eam sine fine gaudere cum sanctis tuis in gloria sempiterna. Qui cum patre. 8. ff. 79v-82v: [Prayers for 6 Masses for redemption from purgatory] Notandum quod sex sunt Misse dicende pro Redemptione alicuius anime in purgatorio existentis…Ut animam N. tecum sic facias resurgere ut ipsa a te numquam separetur. Amen; Alia forma pro vivis scilicet pro se seu pro alio…ut ipsa a te numquam separetur. Amen; ff. 83-84v, ruled, but blank; ff. 85-86, repeated, the same rubric on the 6 Masses as on ff. 79v-80v. 9. ff. 86v-109: [Votive Masses] Missa de cruce…; Missa multum devota de quinque vulneribus domini nostri yhesu christi facta a sancto Iohanne apostolo et evangelista omni feria quarta et Sexta dicenda. Postmodum papa iohannes xxii concessit tam celebrantibus quam audientibus cc dies indulgencie. Beatus vero bonifacius papa egrotavit usque ad mortem…; Missa de sancta trinitate, with variations for the liturgical year; Missa de Beata Maria, with variations for the liturgical year; Missa de spiritu sancto, with variations for the liturgical year; In commemoratione sancti Michaelis; Officium misse ordinate contra pestem mortalitatis; ff. 109v-113, ruled, but blank. 10. f. 113v: [beginning of a prayer and of a letter, added in 2 hands, s. XVI] Oratio contra pestilentiam et primo dicatur devote pater noster In honore santissime trinitatis deinde dicatur septem [cancellation?] pater ave maria In honore sancte marie de gratia prope papiam ordinis cartusie. Iuxta deu[m?]. Tam bonum et santum est quod a me expetatis quod faciliter om//. Reverendissimo In christo padre visitatore apresso humile recoman[?] de filigliale [sic]//
Paper (on ff. 1-46, Main approaching Briquet 11154, Palermo 1482, and Ciseaux, not in Briquet; on the remainder, Balance (?), not in Briquet; Oiseau, Briquet 12205, Florence 1497, and Main, Briquet 11158, Palermo 1482), ff. iii (contemporary paper) + 113 + iii (contemporary paper); 143 × 98 (90 × 60) mm. 1-58 66(catchword, f. 46, does not match following text) 7-88 910 112(through f. 82) 12-148 158(-7). Catchwords written horizontally in center or towards the right lower margin in various manners: in red ink for quires 1-6 (which are also signed in red ink with letters of the alphabet and arabic numerals); quires 7-9 in ink of text within yellow decorated frames; quire 10 in red decorated frame; quire 12 in ink of text; quire 13 with red decorative slashes; quire 14 added in a cursive hand. 21 long lines to f. 46v, thereafter 25 long lines; ruled in lead with single bounding lines, some pricking visible in the lower margin. Written by 4 scribes: i, ff. 1-46v, a bâtarde script for the text and a round gothic for the words to the music; ii, ff. 47-76, in a round Italian gothic book hand; iii, ff. 76v-93, in a quite round Italian book hand; iv, ff. 93v-109, in Italian gothic script. On ff. 1-46v, rubrics in a brownish red, and initials touched in yellow; on ff. 47-76, rubrics in a bright orange-tinged red and initials touched in yellow, with occasional red and yellow sketches (as on ff. 67, 68v, 70); on ff. 76v-109, red only used for rubrics and initials, except for blue paragraph marks on ff. 76v-77. Some marginal notes, ff. 55-57, s. XVI, in verse (?). Bound, s. XVIII, in English brown mottled calf over pasteboards, very brittle; a paper label on the lower part of the spine, now removed, with the number “110” (see below), once covered what may have been an earlier shelf mark. Written in Italy towards the end of the fifteenth century, and in Carthusian possession for most of its history: f. 1, lower margin, an erased ownership note, s. XV, “Cartusie <?>b<?>s”; f. 33, across the text and inner margin, s. XVI(?), “Vallis Pisii Cartusie” (Valle di Pesio in the province of Cuneo, south of Turin; suppressed 1802); prayer added in the sixteenth century on f. 113v “in honore sancte marie de gratia prope papiam ordinis cartusie,” with reference to the famous Charterhouse of Pavia founded by the Visconti. A letter from Pickering Dodge glued to f. i states that he bought the manuscript in Turin in 1853 “under the arches of Piazza Castello,” and that it bears the number “110” in his Catalogue. Pickering Dodge gave the manuscript to the American publisher James T. Fields (1817-81) in November 1863; it came to the Huntington Library in 1979 as part of the Fields Collection (see Guide to Literary Manuscripts in the Huntington Library, 168-71).
Secundo folio: ordine non sunt

Abbreviations
Briquet
C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: dictionnaire historique des marques du papier…1282 jusqu’à 1600, facs. of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson (Amsterdam 1968)
PL
J. P. Migne, ed., Patrologia latina
Walther, Initia
H. Walther, Initia carminum ac versuum medii aevi posterioris latinorum. Carmina medii aevi posterioris latina 1 (Göttingen 1959)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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