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Netherlands, s. XV2
1. ff. 1-28: Incipiunt centum meditaciones passionis domini nostri ihesu christi, Eya dei sapiencia domine ihesu christe in qualemcumque vicissitudinem…[100 articuli divided out through the week, alternating mainly with the prayer “Ave benigene domine ihesu christe gracia plenus misericordia tecum. Benedicta passio wlnera et mors tua et benedictus sanguis wlnerum tuorum. Amen,” or sometimes with the Ave Maria]. 2. ff. 28-35: Incipit planctus beati bernardi [the rubric continues with an indulgence conceded by Urban V], Salve meum salutare, salve salve ihesu care, cruci tue me aptare, vellem vere tu scis quare, da michi tui copiam…[in 5-line stanzas; RH 18056]; Ad genua ihesu, Salve ihesu rex sanctorum, spes votiva peccatorum…[RH 17989]; ad latus ihesu, Salve, salve summe bonus ad percendem vivus provus…; Ad pectus ihesu, Salve salus mea deus ihesu dulcis amor meus, salve pectus reverendum cum tremore contingendum…[RH 18164]; Ad cor ihesu, Summi regis cor aveto, te saluto corde leto…[RH 19737]; Ad manus, Salve salve ihesu bone, fatigatus in agone…[RH 18166]; Ad faciem ihesu, Salve ihesu reverende, nunc et semper inquirende…[RH 17986]. 3. ff. 35-43: Incipiunt quindecim pater noster honore vulnerum christi, O Ihesu eterne [sic] dulcedo te amancium iubilus excedens omne gaudium…[the 15 O’s of St. Bridget; HE, 76-80; at the end, the collect:] Domine ihesu christe fili dei vivi gracias agimus te pro sexaginta quadringentis quinques mille wlneribus… 4. ff. 43-52: Papal indulgences as follow: Ave dextera manus christi perforata plaga tristi…[Gregory, on the 5 Wounds; RH 1771]; O domine ihesu christe adoro te in cruce pendentem…[Leroquais, LH 2:346]; Deprecor te domine ihesu christe in honorem mortis tue…[Callistus]; Salve sancta facies nostri salvatoris, in qua nitet species divini splendoris…[John XXII; RH 18191]; Ave principium nostre creacionis, Ave primum nostre oracionis…[Innocent III at the Elevation; Wilmart, p. 23 and elsewhere]; Anima christi sanctifica me, corpus christi salve me…[Benedict XII; RH 1090]; Salve tremendum caput cuntis potestatibus nostri salvatoris pro nobis spinis coronatum…[Boniface VIII]; Precor te piissime domine ihesu christi per illam eximiam caritatem…[Benedict XII; Wilmart, 378, n.]; Mundi creator et redemptor ihesu christi qui ad passionem iturus…[John XII]. 5. ff. 52-67v: Oracio beati ambrosii episcopi ante communionem dicendam, O summe sacerdos et vere pontifex qui teipsum obtulisti pro nobis miseris peccatricibus…; Ante communionem devota oracio, Ad mensam dulcissimi convivii tui domine ihesu christe ego rea et peccatrix immunda…; Ante communionem, Ave sanctissimum corpus dominicum in hoc sacramento contentum…[Wilmart, 379, n.]; Oracio beati gregorii pape Ante communionem, Deus inestimabilis misericordie deus immense pietatis et venie…; Ante communionem, Domine non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum sed confisus de tanta pietate et clementie…; Post communionem, Gracias tibi ago piissime deus quia me ad officium sacerdotale elegisti…; Oracio de [sic] beate marie virginis post communionem, Gracias tibi ago piissima mater misericordie et inclita dei genitrix virgo maria regina mundi…; Post communionem, Precor eciam te piissime deus pro omnibus specialibus amicis meis…; Post communionem, Pignore salutis eterne corpore sanctum et preciose sanguine tuo domine ihesu christe…; Post communionem, O amantissime et piissime domine ihesu christe, Ecce ego assum miser et indignus peccator coram throno…; Post communionem, Sanctissimo nomine tuo domine ihesu christe crucifixe creatori et redemptori ac salvatori meo…; Post communionem, Agne dei qui tolles peccata mundi miserere michi indigno famulo tuo et parentibus meis… 6. ff. 67v-79: Hanc oracionem beatus augustinus fecit cum angelo et est valde devota oracio, Domine deus pater omnipotens qui es trinus et unus…; Beatus augustinus hanc oracionem scripsit…, Deus propicius esto michi peccatori omnibus diebus vite mee…[HE, 125]; Oracio valde devota, Gracias tibi ago domine ihesu christe quia passionem tuam inchoasti potenter…[Parkes, Keble College, 13, 8, i]; Oracio de domina nostra, O gloriosa domina sanctissima virgo maria in sinum tue pietatis…; Ave maria, O consolatrix pauperum maria tuis precibus auge…; Oracio beati augustini ad patrem, O amantissime pater respice queso tuum dilectissimum filium…; Oracio beati barnardi ad patrem celestem, Pater celestis offero tibi unigeniti filii tui domini nostri ihesu christi fratris et redemptoris mei… 7. ff. 79v-86: Incipit rosarium beate marie virginis, Magnificat anima mea dominum et cetera. Gaude dei genitrix virgo immaculata…[RH 6757, followed by a collect and a prayer, then the rosary itself: the Ave Marias, each followed by a verse, in sets of 10, then a Pater Noster]. 8. ff. 86-102v: Incipiunt hic quinque dolores beate marie virginis que habuit sub cruce, O gloriosissima et nobilissima mater dei virgo maria regina celorum et domina mundi, Quantus dolor et compassio fuit tibi…; Incipiunt hic septem gaudia beate marie que habuit in terris primum, O gloriosa virgo sancta maria quam ineffabilem graciam apud dominum meruisti…; oracio thome, O domina mea sancta maria perpetua virgo virginum mater summe benignitatis…[indulgence; Wilmart, 516, n.]; Hic postula que desideras. Ave., Et sicut certa sum quod ille nichil negans te honorat…; Oracio ad cor beate marie virginis, Loquar ad cor tuum o maria, loquar ad cor tuum mundum…; Oracio de domina nostra et de beato iohanne evangelista, O intemerata et in eternum benedicta…Inclina aures tue pietatis…et esto michi in omnibus pia auxiliatrix…benignissimus paraclitus…[Wilmart, 488]. 9. ff. 102v-113: Incipit dictamen egregium beati augustini episcopi de domina nostra de centeno versu, Salve mater misericordie, mater spei et mater venie…[100 verses, RH 18032, ending with the collect:] Suscipe domine deus precibus et meritis beatissime semper virginis marie… 10. ff. 113-117: Sequentes tres oraciones revelavit beata virgo maria sancte machtildi ut eas cotidie cum tribus Ave Maria diceret, Deprecor te gloriosissima virgo maria ut sicut deus pater secundum omnipotencie sue magnificentiam…; Oracio bona, Domine omnia tua sunt que in celo et que in terra. Desidero meipsum… 11. ff. 117-136: De sancta trinitate Oratio bona, O gloriosa trinitas et individua tue tremende maiestati…; Oracio, O gloriosa domina sancta maria in sinum me pietatis…; De proprio angelo, O preciosissima et nobilissima creatura dei mei angelice species qui ad custodiam fragilis vite mee deputatus es…; De sancto michaheli, O sancte michael archangele christi qui potestatem a domino accepisti…; De sancto iohanne baptista Oracio, O sancte iohannes lucerna dei ardens qui ab eodem quo dominus angelo nunciatus…; De sancto petro apostolo, O sancte petre apostole pastor universe ecclesie…; De sancto paulo apostolo, O sancte paule apostole dei vide angustias et tribulaciones meas…; De sancto andrea apostolo, O sancte andrea fortissime predicator…; De sancto iacobo apostolo, O iacobum minorem virtutibus et signis supplantantem hostem…; De sancto iohanne apostolo et evangelista, Gaude iohannes electe fili dei preelecte amoris privilegio…, oracio, O sancte iohannes dilecte dei apostole rogo te propter familiaritatem quam habuisti…; De sancto stephane prothomartire, Ave senior stephane Ave martyr paradoxe…; De decem milibus martiribus, O decus sanctorum gloria angelorum eterni regis milites incliti…; De sancto laurentio martire, Obsecro te sancte laurenti dux egregie triumphalis exercitus domini…, collecta, Deus qui beato laurencio levite et martiri tuo per amorem tuum…; De sancto panthaleone martire, O candens lilium et dilicatissime flos fulgens adolescens…, collecta, Adesto quesumus domine supplicationibus nostris…; De sancto sebastiano martire, O beate sebastiane magna est fides tua intercede pro nobis…, Collecta, Omnipotens sempiterne deus qui meritis beati sebastiani martyris tui gloriosissimi generalem pestem epidemie…; De sancto Augustino, O doctor eximie dilectissime pater augustine intercede pro me peccatrice que sub specie monastice sanctitatis fallaciter vivo…; De sancto martino, Rogo te dilecte sacerdos dei martine ut pro me miserrimo atque scelestissimo…; De sancto nycolao, O beate nycolae confessor christi gloriose quem sibi in sacerdotem magnum elige dignatus est…; De sancto bernardo, O bernarde sancti spiritus organum atque virtutum speculum posce…; de sancto rocho, O lampas ardens in virtute, O speculum pudicitie…, collecta, Deus qui nos beati rochi confessoris tui meritis et intercessione letificas…; De sancta katherina, Gaude virgo katherina quam refulsit lux divina…; De sancta barbara, Sancta barbara virgo deo devota que pro fide christi denutata, a ministris fuisti dire flagellata…, Oracio, Gaude barbara regina summe pollens in doctrina…, collecta, Intercessio nos quesumus domine barbare virginis ac martiris tue…; De sancta Agneta virgine, Sanctissima ac beatissima agnes virgo et martir que terrenum et transitorium repulisti sponsum…; De sancta ursula, Salve et gaude O tu vere preciosissima christiane religionis…; Oractio ad XI mille virginum, O preclare vos puelle, nunc implete meum velle…[RH 13425], vers., Orate pro nobis undecim mille virgines…, collecta, Deus qui affluentissime bonitatis tue prudentia beatissimam ursulam…; De sancta cecilia, O Gloriosa virgo et amica filii dei cecilia inclina aures tue pietatis clementer ad me famulum tuum…; De sancta maria magdalena, Gaude pia magdalena spes salutis vite vena lapsorum fiducia…; De sancta anna, Gaude felix anna que genuisti prolem…, collecta, Deus qui beate anne ut mater sancte dei genitricis…; De sancta elyzabeth, O beata sponsa christi elyzabeth que meruisti apud regem angelorum…; De sancto herasmo, Gaude herasme martyre cristi dilectissime qui die dominico oblatus fuisti…, Collecta, Deus qui nos beati herasmi martyris tui meritis et intercessione letificas…; De omnibus sanctis oracio, Omnes sancti spiritus et anime iustorum et sanctorum dei qui meruistis confortes…, vers., Letamini in domino et exultate iusti…, collecta, Omnipotens sempiterne deus qui nos omnium sanctorum tuorum merita sub una tribuistis commemoratione…; ff. 136v-138v, ruled, and now blank, but visible under ultraviolet light is an added text or words in square capitals, written partially in Latin, partially in French. Parchment, ff. i (modern parchment) + 138 + i (modern parchment); 117 × 85 (70 × 47) mm. 1-58 68(-6, cancelled by scribe) 7-148 158(-7, cancelled by scribe) 16-178 196(-3, 6). Quires and leaves signed in letters of the alphabet and roman numerals. 17 long lines, ruled in ink with single bounding lines, the first and the last 2 horizontal rules full across. Text set between, not on, the lines. Pricking visible in the outer margin. Written in a cursive, non-looped, Dutch book hand. Full page borders on ff. 1, 28, 80 of multicolored acanthus leaves, green foliage, colored flowers, black-rayed gold dots, and one bird, with initials on gold cusped grounds respectively as 9-line blue acanthus foliage with elaborate floral infilling, a 5-line dragon, and a 6-line twined stem. Full page borders on ff. 35 and 52 in painted gold with black flecks and scattered flowers; 4-line blue initials on cusped gold grounds with thistle infilling. Similar 6-line initial on f. 94v, with a border of acanthus leaves and rayed gold dots the length of the text. Secondary initials, 4- or 3-line, in gold on a white-patterned blue ground, with floral or white-patterned rose infilling; floral spray in the border with gold dots and tear drops, rayed in black. 2- and 1-line initials alternating red and blue; initials touched with red within the text; rubrics throughout. The text has been carefully corrected; it once had a large number of fore edge tabs, topped by embroidered knots in red, green or blue, of which only 15 survive. Bound, s. XX, in blue velvet over wooden boards. Written in the Netherlands in the second half of the fifteenth century. The manuscript may have been copied for a nun, to judge by the use, though not exclusive, of feminine forms; note especially f. 125, the prayer to St. Augustine “…intercede pro me peccatrice que sub specie monastice sanctitatis fallaciter vivo…” Belonged to the American banker, Beverly Chew (1850-1924), whose library was bought by Henry E. Huntington in 1912.
Secundo folio: (op-)probrium maliciosum
Bibliography: De Ricci, 104.
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)
HE
C. Wordsworth, ed., Horae Eboracenses. Surtees Society 132 (1920)
Leroquais, LH
V. Leroquais, Les Livres d’heures manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris 1927-43)
Parkes, Keble College
M. B. Parkes, The Medieval Manuscripts of Keble College Oxford (London 1979)
RH
U. Chevalier, Repertorium hymnologicum (Louvain 1892-1912, Brussels 1920-21)
Wilmart
A. Wilmart, Auteurs spirituels et textes dévots du moyen âge latin (Paris 1932; repr. 1971)

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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