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OFFICES for the week, compiled by Andrea Matteo Acquaviva
Southern Italy, 1519
1. ff. 1-3v: [f. 1, Frontispiece:] Verba Divina Ab Andrea Matthaeo Aquivivo Duce Adrianorum, Quotidie fieri solita ab semet eodem pro sua pietate ordinata. Summus Pontifex Authoritatem suam et indulgentias quisquis recitaverit adiecit. [f. 1v, blank; f. 2, Dedication:] Andreas Matthaeus Aquivivus Dux Adriae Parentibus optimis, coniugibus et filiis carissimis praestantissimis vita functis B. P. Haec a sacris litteris excerpta. Parentes optimi que Pontifex Summus vobis suffragia indulsit…atque amor pro nobis invicem fundite Deo preces. [f. 2v, Indulgence:] Leo Papa X Universis Christi fidelibus presentes litteras inspecturis. Ex paternae pietatis officio quo fidelium animarum salutem toto corde semper appetimus…dilectus filius Nobilis vir Andreas Matthaeus Aquivivus de Aragonia Dux Adriae non nullos Psalmos cum Hymnis, Antiphonis et Orationibus in unum redigerit…caeterisque contrariis quibuscumque. Datum Romae apud Sanctum Petrum sub Annulo Piscatoris die quinta Februarii MDXVIIII Pontificatus Nostri Anno sexto [f. 4r-v, blank] 2. ff. 5-11v: [f. 5, Rubrics for the computistic columns in the calendar:] Calendarium constat ex linea que continet numeros dierum…Quia in columna meridies talis numerus invenitur. [f. 6:] Full calendar with major feasts in red, including those of the Franciscans, Dominicans and Augustinians; on 18 November, Dedicatio ecclesie Petri et (sic, ending incomplete; in red); 7 columns of computistic numbers for each day. 3. ff. 12-13: [Computistic material:] Tabula annorum comunium et bisextilium…et da illi annum salutis 1519 sequentes littere que sunt A et G da 1520…; Tabula aurei numeri…[f. 12v:] Scias quod anno a nativitate domini 1519 habemus 19 pro aureo numero. Et 1520 habebimus I pro aureo numero…; Si vis per hanc sequentem tabulam festa mobilia invenire prime quere aurem numerum anni illius in quo scire vis…Verbi gratia Anno domini 1519…[f. 13, table of moveable feasts; f. 13v, blank] 4. ff. 14-15: Ordo quomodo variantur officia, In dominicis de adventu dicitur officium cuius Invitatorium est, Ecce veniet desideratus…et fecunditas gloriam acquisivit. Istis officiis suprascriptis summus Pontifex concessit indulgentiam ut in ipso breve continetur. [ff. 15v-16v, blank] 5. ff. 18-221v: [f. 17, blank; f. 17v, full page miniature] Offices for Sundays through the liturgical year beginning with Advent; 3 lessons at matins; prayers for the Pope as “N.”) here and in all other offices except that of the dead, at the end of lauds and of vespers. [f. 222r-v, blank] 6. ff. 223-244: Office of the Dead; responses to the lessons at matins are those of the use of Rome. [f. 244v, blank] 7. ff. 246-272v: [f. 245, blank; f. 245v, full page miniature] Officium de angelis et dicitur feria tercia. [f. 273r-v, blank] 8. ff. 275-303: [f. 274, blank; f. 274v, full page miniature] Officium pro peccatis et dicitur feria quarta, with a brief litany at matins. [f. 303v, blank] 9. ff. 305-332: [f. 304, blank; f. 304v, full page miniature] Officium sancti spiritus et feria quinta dicitur. [f. 332v, blank] 10. ff. 333-361: Offitium de passione domini et dicitur feria sexta. [f. 361v, blank] 11. ff. 363-392: [f. 362, blank; f. 362v, full page miniature] Officium de septem festivitatibus beate virginis quod dicitur in die sabbati. Dicitur etiam quando infra annum contingunt festivitates ipsius beate virginis et per totam octavam ipsarum festivitatum; antiphons and capitula at prime and none: Regali ex progenie; Sicut aurora; Sacra dedit; Beata inquit. 12. ff. 393-395v: Dedication and indulgence as in art. 1, here in the same hand as the main body of the text. 13. f. 395v: Obsecratio ad amicos, At vos amici qui precibus his Deum placatis estote obsecro eorum memores quorum nos causa hec sacra descripsimus…ex ea benignitate adepturum. Rogatio ante officium, Adoro te domine Iesu christe et benedico nomen sanctum tuum et me tibi commen[do]. Bernardus, Securum habes o homo accessum ad Deum. 14. ff. 396-424: [?]e antiphone et que sequuntur orationes collecte, quamvis non sint ad consequendam indulgentiam necessarie quia non fuerunt oblate cum officiis pontifici summo, tamen non ab re sunt apposite in calce offitiorum…sunt enim propitiabiles quoniam ex propriis sanctorum aut ex ipsorum communi sunt abstracte quare approbatione non indigent. [ff. 396-405v, antiphons and prayers for the temporale from feria 4a cinerum to Sabbato quatuor temporum post festum sancti Andree; ff. 406-421v, for the sanctorale from Circumcision to Silvester, with the appropriate date in red in the left margin; ff. 421v-424, common of saints, from one apostle to a widow]. 15. ff. 424v-425: Oratio ad beatam Virginem que quum libuerit potest dici loco Salve Regina, [M]entem et oculos pariter cum manibus ad te mundi et celi regina attollimus…with versicles, response and prayer, [O]mnipotens sempiterne deus qui gloriose virginis matris marie corpus et animam…[ff. 425v-426v, blank] Parchment, ff. i (early modern paper) + i (parchment) + 426 (with 145 bis) + i (parchment) + i (early modern paper); 272 × 189 (156 × 106) mm. 14 212 310(+1, f. 17) 4-510 610(+4, f. 51) 7-810 910(+9, f. 87) 10-1210 1310(+2, f. 121) 14-1510 1610(+6, f. 155) 1710 188 1910 2010(-10 after f. 197v with loss of text) 218 22-2310 24-258 268(+4, f. 245) 27-2810 2910(+4, f. 274) 30-3110 3210(+2, f. 304) 33-3610 3710(+10, f. 362) 38-4010 418 42-4310 446(-6). Catchwords vertically along inside bounding line. 20 long lines, ruled in dry point, with a double rule for each line of text. Written in a humanistic script; ff. 2-3v in an italic script by a more competent scribe; rubrics on ff. 1 and 2 in square capitals. Nine full page illuminations on the versos of inserted singletons, which are blank on the recto: f. 17v (Officium de quatuor dominicis de adventu), Annunciation; in the compartment below, the marriage of Mary and Joseph; smaller scenes in the border of Old Testament prophets with scrolls; the Tiburtine Sibyl; a bishop reading; the same bishop (?) writing; Mary addressing Luke; an angel appearing to Joseph in his dream; a small shield, or a tau-cross argent, hangs from the upper frame of the Annunciation scene. On f. 51v (Officium in dominicis diebus a nativitate domini usque ad septuagesimam), Nativity; the borders include a woman showing a man a vision of the Mother and Child; the Three Kings before Herod; putti climbing a vine and other Renaissance ornaments. On f. 87v (Officium dominicis septuagesime, sexagesine et quinquagesime), Explusion of Adam and Eve from Eden, within an elaborate architectural frame, from which hangs a shield, gules a tau-cross or. On f. 121v (Officium in dominicis quadragesime) Jesus talking to the apostles; in the compartment below, a crowd listening to a turbaned man with a scroll; smaller scenes in the border of Jesus, Peter and another man; a baptism (?); confession to a friar; the First Temptation of Jesus, as the devil shows him the stones; a friar and Jesus walking side by side, each bearing a cross. On f. 155v (Officium in dominicis diebus a pascha resurrectionis usque ad dominicam trinitatis), the Three Marys at the empty tomb, while the Risen Christ is perceived walking towards the distant town; in the borders, Jonah delivered from the whale; Harrowing of Hell; Christ appearing to his Mother; Noli me tangere; Mark, writing; Christ meeting the 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus; Christ breaking the bread at the supper at Emmaus; Incredulity of Thomas; David; the rest in Renaissance ornament. Before f. 190 (Officium in dominicis diebus a dominica trinitatis usque ad dominicam adventus), miniature missing as suggested by offset on that leaf. Before f. 223 (Office of the Dead), miniature missing as suggested by offset on that leaf. On f. 245v (Officium de angelis), Fall of Lucifer; small scenes in the lower border: Michael; Jacob wrestling with Peliel; apparition of Michael at Mt. Gargano; Raphael and Tobias; Gabriel. On f. 274v (Officium pro peccatis), Jonah preaching the destruction of Nineveh; in the lunette above, a king in penance before a bishop (Theodoric and Ambrose?); in the borders: return of the prodigal son (?); David in prayer; Mary Magdalene washing Jesus’ feet; a haloed man in a cave; Renaissance ornament in the other areas. On f. 304v (Officium sancti spiritus), Pentecost; in the Renaissance ornament of the border, a roundel of a prophet holding a scroll. Before f. 333 (Officium de passione domini), miniature missing as suggested by offset on that leaf. On f. 362v (Officium de septem festivitatibus beate virginis), Meeting of Anne and Joachim at the Golden Gate with a vision of Mary as a young child in glory above their heads; the elaborate architectural frame encloses various other scenes of the life of the Virgin, clockwise from upper left: Gabriel, the Virgin Annunciate; Assumption; Presentation in the temple as an infant, before an altar on which is a silver tau-cross on a gold ground; Birth of the Virgin; Mary ascending the steps to the temple; Visitation; at the top, Coronation. On pages facing the illuminations, 6- or 5-line burnished gold initials on white vine stem grounds, with infilling in red, blue and green; on f. 18 a full border of vine stem; similar border the length of the text and sometimes also across the upper margins for other major text divisions; on f. 52, no border. 6-line gold initials on colored grounds with painted gold arabesques and the vine stem border on ff. 223 and 305. Secondary initials, 4- and 3-line, in gold on patterned grounds with vine stem borders the length of the text; 2-line gold initials on alternating grounds of red, green or blue; 1-line initials within the text alternating red and blue. Spaces reserved for 2-line initials in the last 2 quires (ff. 412-426). Rubrics in pale red. Bound, s. XVII, in Italian red morocco; gold tooled and spine elaborately gilt; gilt edges. Written in 1519 in southern Italy, perhaps Naples, for Andrea Matteo III Acquaviva d’Aragona (1458-1529), Duke of Atri, whose arms are in the lower margin of f. 18, as in Rietstap, vol. 1, pl. 8, except that the second and third quarter in the manuscript bear, impaled, or a lion rampant azure, and argent a lion rampant gules. Belonged to the Duke de Cassano Serra of Naples, whose collection was acquired ca. 1820 by George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834). Lord Spencer disposed of unwanted items at various sales; this manuscript in his sale, Sotheby’s, 5 February 1828, lot 196 to Roth. In the library of Albert Edmund Parker, 3rd Earl of Morley (1843-1905); his sale, Sotheby’s, 27 June 1898, lot 934 to Quaritch. Robert Hoe collection: Cat. (1909) pp. 149-51; his sale, Anderson, New York, 1912, pt. IV, n. 2368 with plate of f. 17v to G. D. Smith. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington in 1918. Bibliography: De Ricci, 84.
Abbreviations
Hoe: Cat. (1909)
[C. Shipman], A Catalogue of Manuscripts Forming a Portion of the Library of Robert Hoe (New York 1909)
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)
Rietstap
J. B. Rietstap, Armorial général (2nd ed. 1884-87; plates 1903-26 and Supplements 1926-51 by V. Rolland and H. Rolland)

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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