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MISSAL, use of York1. ff. 1-6v: Graded calendar in black, red or blue according to the increasing importance of the feast; included are Edward the Confessor (5 January, 9 lessons, in red), Translation of William of York “semper celebretur dominica proxima post festum epiphanie duplex festum principale” (8 January, in red), Gilbert of Sempringham (4 February), Cuthbert (20 March, 9 lessons, in red), Translation of Wilfrid “duplex festum de minoribus” (24 April, in red), John of Beverley “duplex festum de minoribus” (8 May, in red), William of York “duplex festum principale” (8 June, in blue), Everildis (9 July, 9 lessons, in red), Wandregisil (22 July), Hilda (25 August), Translation of Cuthbert (4 September, 9 lessons, in red), Evurtius (7 September), Pelagia “matrone” (8 October), Wilfrid “duplex festum de minoribus” (12 October, in red), Translation of Edward the Confessor (13 October), “festum reliquiarum eboracensis ecclesie duplex festum de minoribus” (19 October, 9 lessons, in red), Translation of John of Beverley “duplex festum de minoribus” (25 October, in red); Latin month verses (Walther, Initia 14563); aids for determining moveable feasts written vertically in the inner margin; monthly lists of the “[festa] omnino tenenda” in the lower margin; the qualifier “pape” has been erased, although the feasts of Thomas of Canterbury remain untouched. 2. ff. 7-8: Holy Water service. 3. ff. 8-137: Temporale, Advent through Saturday after Pentecost; the office of Thomas of Canterbury crossed out and marked “vacat,” f. 25v; litanies on ff. 106v, 107, 109v including Wilfrid and William of York. 4. ff. 137-156v: Ordinary and canon of mass, with notation including 8 settings of Gloria in excelsis and the prefaces. 5. ff. 157-197v: Temporale, Trinity to the 25th Sunday after Pentecost; office for the dedication of a church. 6. ff. 197v-252: Sanctorale, Andrew to Linus; includes the office of John of Bridlington; that of Thomas of Canterbury crossed out, f. 224. 7. ff. 252-274v: Common of saints. 8. ff. 274v-295v: Votive masses, with full offices of: Trinity, Holy Spirit, Holy Name of Jesus, Virgin (in Advent), All Saints (in Advent; collect, secret and postcommunion only), Virgin (at other times), Holy Cross (collect, secret and postcommunion only), All Saints (at other times; collect, secret and postcommunion only), Virgin (at other times), William of York, Peter and Paul, All Saints, Angels, pro amico, pro familiaribus, pro pace postulanda, in tempore belli, pro pluvia poscenda, ad serenitatem poscendam, pro mortalitate hominum, pro quacumque tribulacione, pro papa (rubric erased; mass itself crossed out); the remaining votive masses with collect, secret and postcommunion only: pro antistite, pro rege, pro archiepiscopo et rege, pro prelatis et subditis, pro seipso (3 forms), ad gratiam postulandam, contra temptaciones carnis, contra temptaciones malas, pro lacrimis devocionis petendis, pro peccatis, contra hostes, contra paganos, contra adversitatem ecclesie, pro concordia fratrum, ad postulandam caritatem, pro itinerantibus, pro salute animalium, pro benefactoribus vivis, pro vivis, de omnibus sanctis, commemoracio incarnacionis nativitatis passionis, oracio generalis pro vivis et mortuis; missa pro defunctis (many forms). 9. f. 296r-v: Quedam mulier in omnibus devotissima a cunctis tenebatur secrete concepit…, oratio, Deus qui es nostra redempcio…
England, s. XV1
St. Gregory’s Trental preceded by the narrative; see Missale ad usum insignis Ecclesiae Eboracensis. Surtees Society 59-60 (Durham 1872-74) 2:189-90, and R. Pfaff, “The English Devotion of St. Gregory’s Trental,” Speculum 49 (1974) 75-90. 10. f. 296v: In natali unius martiris sequencia, Organicis canamus modulis nunc…[RH 14274]. 11. ff. 296v-297v: In illo tempore Apprehendit pilatus ihesum…with the prayer, Deus qui manus tuas…[catena mainly from John; see de la Mare, Lyell Cat., 65-66, and Missale, 227-28]; Oracio ante missam, Domine ihesu christe spes et salus in te sperancium…[Missale, 228]; Oracio post missam, Gratias [tibi ago domine] ihesu christe qui me miserum indignissimum et infelicissimum peccatorem…[Missale, 228-29]; collect, secret and postcommunion of John of Beverley [Missale, 229]. Parchment (trimmed), ff. ii (modern paper) + iii (contemporary parchment) + 297 + ii (modern paper); 265 × 175 (172 × 108) mm. 16 2-198 206(through f. 156) 21-378 386(-1). Catchwords in lower right margin, in red or brown ink according to the beginning of the text of the next quire, and enclosed in a red or brown frame. Quire and leaf signatures in letters and roman numerals in the lower right corner, some partly or wholly trimmed away. 2 columns of 36 lines; 27 lines for the canon, ff. 142-156v. Ruled in light purple ink for main body of text; ff. 142-156v in black ink; top and bottom 2 lines full across. Round prick marks in the 3 outer margins, some trimmed away. Written in a gothic liturgical book hand. One full page miniature, f. 148v, of the Crucifixion with the small figure of a Dominican friar kneeling at the foot of the cross; 3 angels holding chalices preserve the blood of Christ, whose face is almost entirely rubbed away; at either side of the cross are Mary and John with softly modelled faces suggesting foreign inffuence; diapered background. Five 7- or 6-line historiated initials with full bar and foliage borders in blue, pink, orange and gold, the borders showing some similar stylistic features with London, Brit. Lib. Add. 43380, also a missal of York use; the historiated initials are: f. 8 (beginning of the temporale), a priest praying at an altar; f. 130v (Pentecost), the Virgin and the Apostles; f. 149 (Te igitur), consecration of the Eucharist; f. 197v (beginning of the sanctorale), crucifixion of Andrew; f. 252 (beginning of the common of saints), an Apostle with a fruited tree. 8- to 6-line initials in white-patterned particolored blue, pink and orange on a gold background, with a full bar and foliage border in the same colors. 5- to 2-line initials in gold on a white-patterned blue and pink background with marginal sprays, ff. 7, 137, 155v, etc. 2-line initials in blue with red flourishing; 1-line initials in main body of text alternating blue and red; 1-line initials, ff. 142-156v, alternating gold with blue flourishing, or red with blue. Paragraph marks in blue. Liturgical directions in red. Music notation in black on 4-line red staves. Last leaves damaged by damp. Bound, s. XIXex, in parchment over boards, the Langdale arms stamped in gold on the front cover and with the remains of two clasps, back to front. Written in England in the first half of the fifteenth century and intended for use in the diocese of York. On f. iii: “That yeare the Lords did rob the English Nation/ To pull down proud France & fight for fashion/ I lent this written book by my good Will/ To black-coate blanket-tosser Langdall Phill/ 1705.” Bookplate of G. Langdale, s. XVIII, in Library files; bookplate of Philip Langdale, s. XIX, of Houghton Hall, Yorkshire, on front pastedown. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington from A. S. W. Rosenbach in June 1925.
Secundo folio: [f. 8, Text] ab ipsis personisBibliography: De Ricci, 86.
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.
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