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MARTYROLOGY
Germany, s. XV2
1. ff. 1-130: Incipit martirologium ordinis fratrum beatissime marie virginis dei genitricis de monte carmeli conventus eiusdem gloriose virginis ad urticas extra muros prope heylprun. [Rubrics:] Sciendum quod finita oratione de prima post benedicamus semper legatur dictum martirlogium in choro…[f. 2v, Text:] Kalendas ianuarii, Circumcisio domini nostri ihesu christi. Rome. Almachii martiris…gladio cesa est. Reciovarie sancti Hermetis exorciste. Et aliorum plurimorum. Explicit martilogium.
Usuard, Martyrology. PL 123:601-992, 124:9-858; many corrections by one person of single words, of omitted or reversed passages, of an omitted day (f. 117 bis, 28 November) or notes on leap year (f. 20); some of the added passages are not in the martyrology as printed in PL, but among the auctaria.
2. ff. 130v-131v: Kalende dicuntur primi dies mensium sicut enim dicturi in computo. Tres dies sunt in quolibet mense specialia nomina habentes…in hiis supple nonis Idibus kalendis. [f. 132r-v, blank]
Explanation of the use of kalends, nones and ides.
Parchment (thick and stiff), ff. i (paper) + i (contemporary parchment) + 132 (+117 bis) + i (paper); 223 × 159 (153-162 × 100-102) mm. Collation beginning with f. ii: 1-410 510(-6) 610 (+11, f. 117 bis, a half sheet) 710 810(-4) 910(-1, 7) 1010 11-148 154(+5); missing leaves excised by the scribe with no loss of text. Catchwords in lower right margin in the script of the text; additional catchwords in the script of the text on a few internal leaves of quires 4 and 5; catchwords in a faint noting hand in the lower right margin of the recto and verso of many leaves; first 4 leaves of quire 11 numbered in arabic numerals. 19 long lines, ruled in brown ink, single bounding lines; on ff. 30-70 (quires 4-7, +2 leaves) ruling appears to be in lead with top and bottom 2 lines full across. Round pricking in outer margins. Written in a gothic liturgical book hand. Plain 2-line initials in red; 1-line initials in text and dominical letters in outer margins slashed in red; rubrics and paragraph marks in red; small sketches of profile faces on ff. 6v and 44. Bound, s. XVI, in German roll-tooled pigskin over bevelled boards, with remains of two clasps, front to back. Written in the second half of the fifteenth century in Germany for the Carmelite house near Heilbronn, whose chapel, dedicated to Sancta Maria ad Urticas (from a vision of a peasant women, who saw an image of the Virgin overgrown with nettles), was founded in 1447 and dedicated in 1458. During the Thirty Years War the monastery was destroyed and its monks moved within the city walls.1 Owned ca. 1860 by the Parisian bookseller Tross, whose stamp is on f. 132v. Source and date of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown.
Secundo folio: concordii presbiteri
Bibliography: De Ricci, 84. P. Kallenberg, O. Carm., Fontes Liturgiae Carmelitanae. Textus et Studia Historica Carmelitana 5 (Rome 1962) 227-28.
Notes
1 We are grateful to Dr. Schmolz of the Stadtarchiv Heilbronn for this information.

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)
PL
J. P. Migne, ed., Patrologia latina

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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