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HM 1042

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MISSAL, use of Rome
Milan, 1476
1. ff. 1-6v: Graded calendar in black, pink, red and blue according to the increasing importance of the feast; included are the feasts of the benefactors, “feria proxima post festum sancte Agathe fit anniversarium parentum et benefactorum nostrorum” (6 February, underlined in red), Ambrose (21 February, in pink, semiduplex), Ambrose (4 April, in pink, semiduplex), Translation of Monica (9 April, in red, duplex minus), “Consecratio ecclesie sancte marie coronate mediolani” (27 April, in red, duplex minus), Monica (4 May, in blue, duplex maius), Augustine (5 May, in red, duplex minus), Gervasius and Protasius (19 June, in red, semiduplex minus), “Anniversarium fratrum nostrorum” (9 July), “Festum nivis” (5 August, in blue, duplex maius), Transfiguration (6 August, in blue, duplex maius), Augustine (28 August, in blue, duplex maius), Octave of Augustine (4 September, in red, duplex minus), “Consecratio ecclesie sancti nicolai de tolentino” (7 September, in red, duplex minus), Nicholas of Tolentino (10 September, in blue, duplex maius), Octave of Nicholas of Tolentino (17 September, in red, semiduplex), Augustine (11 October, duplex minus), Ambrose (7 December, duplex minus). Later additions to the calendar are the feasts of Dorothea (6 February), Albinus of Vercelli (1 March), Patrick (17 March), Anselm (18 March), Joseph (19 March, duplex minus), Roch (16 August, semiduplex). Erased, but still legible entries for Perpetua and Felicitas and for Gregory at 7 and 12 November respectively show that the leaf was mistakenly begun for March. 2. f. 7r-v [added in another hand]: Exorcismus Sancti Ambrosii archiepiscopi cum quo eiciebat demones, [O]mnipotens eterne deus et domine, verbum patris christe iesu et dominus universe terre qui sanctis apostolis tuis potestatem dedisti calcandi super serpentes et scorpiones… 3. ff. 8-9v: Holy Water service; [f. 9v, added rubric:] Eo anno quo nativitas domini venerit die lune sabbato sequenti fit officium nativitatis domini 4. f. 10 [added]: Benedictio panis sancti nicolai de tollentino que fit dominica quarta in quadragesima, Oratio, Domine sancte pater omnipotens eterne deus qui per filium tuum misericordia motum famelicam plebem saciare dignatus es…; Alia oratio, Omnipotens sempiterne deus qui omnia ex nihilo creasti et iussu unigeniti tui ex quinque ordaceis panibus…; Alia oratio, Domine yhesu christe panis vivus qui de celo descendere dignatus es…; Alia oratio, Deus qui infusione spiritus sancti per beatum nicolaum in fine seculorum…; [rubric:] postea incensatur panes et aqua benedicta aspergatur. [f. 10v, blank] 5. ff. 11-91v: Incipit ordo missalis incompleti tunc sed omnium dominicarum nec non et aliquarum festivitatum sanctorum secundum consuetudinem romane curie.
Temporale from the first Sunday in Advent through Easter Eve; litany on ff. 88v-90 includes Ambrose, Augustine, Nicholas of Tolentino and Monica.
6. ff. 91v-92v: Rubrics. 7. ff. 92v-94v: Ordinary of the Mass. 8. ff. 94v-95v: Mass of Raphael archangel. 9. ff. 96-98v [different hand]: Mass and prayers to exorcise a demon, with feminine forms suprascript, ending: Exorcismus Sancti Ambrosii mediolanensis archiepiscopi doctoris eximii cum quo eiciebat demones require in principio libri post kalendarium qui sic incipit, Omnipotens eterne deus et domine. Et dicantur 10. ff. 99-100v: Prefaces. 11. ff. 101-104v: Canon of the Mass. 12. ff. 104v-143: Temporale, Easter Sunday through the 24th Sunday after Pentecost. 13. ff. 143-179v: Sanctorale, Andrew through Catherine; included are masses of Ambrose, Monica, Augustine, Gervasius and Protasius, Festum nivis, Transfiguration, Augustine, Nicholas of Tolentino, Augustine. 14. ff. 179v-196v: Common of Saints, Many Apostles to Many Virgins; Dedication of a church. 15. ff. 196v-201v: Votive masses, with full office of the Trinity, Holy Spirit, Holy Cross, and the Virgin according to the liturgical year. 16. ff. 201v-206: Masses for the Dead. 17. ff. 206v-214v: Collect, secret and postcommunion of the following masses: ad poscenda suffragia sanctorum quam fecit dominus innocentius papa tercius, pro persecutoribus ecclesie, pro papa, pro iter agentibus, pro infirmis, pro seipso sacerdote, pro congregatione, pro peccatis, pro petitionem lacrimarum, pro amico, pro salute vivorum, pro devotis amicis, ad pluviam petendam, ad serenitatem postulandam, contra tempestates, missa generalis sancti augustini pro vivis et defunctis [2 forms], contra paganos, pro duce nostro [sic; is the usual “prorege” mass], tempore belli, pro quacumque tribulatione, pro quacumque necessitate, pro amico incarcerato, pro mortalitate hominum, pro infirmo qui proximus est morti, pro sponso et sponsa [with full office and benediction], pro peccatis [full office]; Hoc est officium misse pro morte subitanea evitanda quod dominus papa clemens sextus fecit et constituit in collegio cum omnibus cardinalibus et concessit…Et probatum fuit in avinione et partibus circumstantibus et vicinis. Et hoc fuit sub annis domini M ccc xlviii, Introitus, Recordare…[full office]. 18. ff. 214v-217: Benedictions: ovorum, fructus novos, linteamina altaris [6 forms], Ad benedicendum quodlibet opus vel quamlibet rem quam super se aliquis portaverit, sporta, baculum pro iter agentibus, agni in pascha, panis [2 forms], benedictio ad omnia que volueris, segetes vel olera, ad morbum animalium, domus, cilitii, ad omnia que volueris in usu ecclesie, capillorum; Oratio sancti gregorii pape pro uno defuncto [collect, secret and postcommunion]; Explicit feliciter per me fratrem Ignatium de Mediolano ordinis heremitarum sancti Augustini 1476 die 12 novembris circa horam tertiam noctis tempore vicariatus Reverendi patris fratris Paulini de Mediolano. Laus deo pax vivis et requies defunctis. Amen.
Parchment (trimmed), ff. i (modern paper) + 217 + i (modern paper); 216 × 164 (146 × 110; 165 × 130 for the calendar) mm. 16 24 3-1010 118(through f. 98) 1210(-3) 13-2310. Catchwords in the center lower margin; those through quire 7 enclosed in a diamond formed of clusters of brown or red ink dots; the catchword for quire 8 in a brown ink rectangle; no signatures present. 25 long lines; horizontal rules in light brown ink; vertical bounding lines apparently in lead point; no pricking visible. Written by several hands: i, ff. 1-6v, 8-9v, 108-216v (a formal script with both gothic and humanistic features); ii, ff. 7r-v, 9v (bottom), 11-67v (to line 15), 75v-78, 96-98v, 217r-v (quasi humanistic by Ignatius de Mediolano); iii, f. 10 (possibly the same as ii, in a faster, more cursive script); iv, ff. 67v (from line 15)-70v (humanistic with gothic influences); v, ff. 71-75 (gothic with humanistic influences); vi, ff. 78v-95v (gothic with some humanistic influences); vii, ff. 99-107v (rounded gothic). Thirty historiated initials by one artist in blue, pink, green and orange with floral spray borders: f. 11 (beginning of temporale, Ad te levavi animam meam), 8-line, David lifting up his soul, as a small naked figure to God, against a gold ground with full border; f. 16 (first mass of Christmas), 2-line, the Virgin; f. 17v (second mass of Christmas), 2-line, the infant Jesus (?); f. 19 (third mass of Christmas), 9-line, the Nativity; f. 20v, 4-line, Stephen; f. 22v, 4-line, John at his desk; f. 23v, 4-line, Massacre of the Innocents; f. 25v, 3-line, Thomas of Canterbury; f. 27v, 3-line, Silvester; f. 28v (Octave of Christmas), 7-line, the Virgin, seated in an enclosed garden, holding the Child; f. 30 (Epiphany), 8-line, Adoration of the Magi, the eldest kissing the infant Jesus’ foot; f. 33 (Octave of Epiphany), 7-line, the Magi returning home; f. 65v (Maundy Thursday), 6-line, the Cross on a mound; miniature missing before f. 101 for the canon of the mass, as shown by the break in the quire structure, the stub, and the color offset on to the facing page; f. 101 (Te igitur), 14-line, Elevation of the Host; f. 104v (Easter), 10-line, Resurrection; f. 117, 4-line, Ascension with only 4 apostles present; f. 119, 6-line, Pentecost; f. 123 (Corpus Christi), 7-line, Monstrance with the Host; f. 143, 4-line, Andrew; f. 144, 6-line, Ambrose with a scourge; f. 149 (Purification), 4-line, Presentation in the temple; f. 153, 3-line, Annunciation; f. 158, 4-line, John the Baptist; f. 160, 2-line, Peter and Paul; f. 167, 4-line, Assumption; f. 168v, 5-line, Augustine; f. 171 (Nativity of the Virgin), 4-line, the Nativity of Christ, with the Virgin kneeling beside the manger and the donkey and ox behind it (!); f. 172, 3-line, Nicholas of Tolentino; f. 174, 3-line, Michael; f. 176v, 4-line, All Saints. 4- to 2-line initials in blue with red flourishing or in red with purple flourishing occurring on leaves written by scribe i (the calendar; ff. 8-9v in a different style; ff. 145v, 146, 150, 163v, etc.). 2-line initials alternating red and blue; 1-line initials in red. Rubrics and liturgical directions in red. Music notation with red and black notes or, on ff. 73v and 90v with red and blue notes, on 4-line red staves. Bound, s. XXin, in parchment; label of R. Friedländer & Sohn, Berlin on the front pastedown. Written in part, and completed in 1476, by Ignatius, an Augustinian Hermit of Milan, who signed his name on f. 217v. Ignatius is known to have witnessed three documents for his convent dated 1471, 1486 and 1489; see M. L. Gatti Perer, “Umanesimo a Milano: l’osservanza agostiniana all’Incoronata,” Arte Lombarda n.s. 53-54 (1980) pp. 166-70, 192-95, 226-27 for the documents. For a history of the library of Santa Maria Incoronata and a list of 154 known manuscripts and incunables, including HM 1042, see M. Ferrari, “Un Bibliotecario milanese del Quattrocento: Francesco della Croce,” Archivio Ambrosiano 42 (1981) 175-270. Apparently in Germany in modern times, where it was given its present binding. In pencil, on the front pastedown, “Catalogue Page 75.” Date and source of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown.
Secundo folio: [f. 12, Main text] Hec sacra
Bibliography: De Ricci, 84.
Abbreviations
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)

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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