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MISSAL, Sarum use
England, s. XIV1 and s. XV1-ex
Composite volume
I.
1. f. i r-v [added, s. XVex]: Votive masses: collect, secret and postcommunion for the dead, Concede quesumus omnipotens et misericors deus ut anime quorum quarumque commemoractionem…; collect, secret and postcommunion of Catherine, Margaret and Mary Magdalene; full office of Anne. 2. ff. 1-6v: Graded calendar in red and black including Julianus (27 January), Juliana (16 February), Chad (2 March), Translation of Edmund of Abingdon (9 June), Etheldreda (23 June), “festum Reliquiarum duplex festum” (15 September, in red; see below), Edith (16 September), Remigius, Germanus and Mylor (1 October), Thomas of Hereford and Leger (2 October), Hugh of Lincoln (6 October), Edmund of Abingdon (16 November, in red), Anianus and Hugh of Lincoln (17 November), Edmund king and martyr (20 November); later additions, in several hands: Anthony abbot (17 January), Osburga (23 January), David (1 March), “Bellum” (14 April; possibly referring to the battle of Barnet, 14 April 1471), Anne (26 July), Winifred (3 November); here, as elsewhere in the manuscript, the feasts of Thomas of Canterbury were not damaged; Latin month verses (Walther, Initia 14563). 3. ff. 7-90v: Temporale, beginning defectively in the first Sunday of Advent, through Easter Eve; Gloria; Credo; on f. 24, secret for the second Sunday after Epiphany, Ut tibi domine grata sint… 4. ff. 91-93v: Prefaces, that for All Apostles and the common preface are noted. 5. ff. 94-96vb: Canon of Mass, beginning defectively: //accepit panem in sanctas ac venerabiles manus suas…; Pater noster, noted; Corporis et sanguinis tui domine ihesu christe sacramentum…substitutes in the lower margin for an erased prayer which began with a flourished initial “A.” 6. ff. 96vb-145v: Temporale, Easter through the 25th Sunday after Pentecost; Sabbato iiiior temporum; De dedicatione ecclesie. 7. ff. 145v-188: Sanctorale with full offices, Andrew through Linus, including the saints mentioned in the calendar and Laudus, f. 179; added in several later hands in the lower margins are prayers for David (f. 154v), Leger (f. 181), Edward king and confessor (f. 182v), Winifred (f. 185v), Hugh, Anianus and Martin (f. 186v) and Hugh (f. 187). 8. ff. 188-204v: Common of saints, ending defectively in the office for Many Virgins: …Sapientie, O quam pulcra est casta generatio cum claritate. Immortalis est enim memoria//
II.
9. ff. 205-212v [added quire from another book, s. XV1]: Votive masses, collect, secret and postcommunion only, beginning defectively: //ne cunctorum. Per dominum [unidentified]; pro quacumque tribulacione [2 sets]; contra aereas potestates [sic]; pro infirmo; pro benefactoribus vel pro salute minorum; pro specialibus amicis; pro defunctis [many sets]; orationes generales pro vivis et defunctis; Gloria, with 6 inset phrases mainly referring to the Virgin.
III.
10. ff. 213-215v [added quire from another book, s. XVex]: f. 213 [secretary hand], Mass for St. Gregory’s Trental, collect, secret and postcommunion only; ff. 213v-215a [book hand], Masses with full office of Anne and Anthony abbot; f. 215b [secretary hand], Mass pro mortalitate evitanda, introit, “Recordare,” through part of the lection from Luke.
IV.
11. ff. 216-222v [added quire from another book, s. XVmed]: 32 sequences from the first Sunday of Advent, ending defectively in the Purification; one leaf missing after f. 216, with loss of text from the end of the sequence for Stephen through the beginning of the sequence for the Circumcision; RH 17777, 17240, 16496, 9816, 11890, 19215, 3413, 11032, 5323, 5497, 6601, 22256, 15601, 3714, 4567, 21505, 10417, 17479, 18557, 17353, 5312, 10840, 10370, 822, 2435, 10222, 10013, 16071, 17733, 3795, 19168, 7494.
Parchment (poorly prepared), ff. i + 220. I. s. XIV1, ff. 1-204; 310 × 210 (230 × 140) mm. 16 212(-1) 3-812 912(-5, before f. 94) 10-1212 1310 14-1712 1812(-11, 12). 2 columns of 36 lines for the main text, 29 lines for the canon, ff. 91-96vb (first 5 lines). Ruled in brown crayon with double ruling between columns, top 2 lines full across, and occasionally a narrow double rule in the outer margin; pricking visible in the 3 outer margins. Written in a littera textualis, using brown ink; on ff. 92v-95v, notation on 4-line red staves. Opening leaf of the canon, presumably with decoration, now missing. Parted red and blue initials infilled with void leaf design or red whorls on ff. 93 (13-line), 17 (7-line) and 96v, 108v, 113, 120, 145v, 189 (5- or 4-line). 2-line initials alternating red and blue with simple flourishing; 1-line initials within the text in red or blue; blue paragraph marks; rubrics throughout. II. s. XV1, ff. 205-212; 292 × 195 (215 × 137) mm. One gathering of 8 leaves. 2 columns of 36 lines ruled in black ink, top and bottom 2 lines full across; pricking visible in the 3 outer margins. Written in a littera textualis with black ink. 3- and 2-line blue initials with red flourishes and simple red infilling; initials within the text filled in yellow; rubrics. III. s. XVex, ff. 213-215; 305 × 195 (235 × 125) mm. One gathering originally of 4 leaves, now missing the last. Formal text on ff. 213v-214v only: 2 columns of 39 lines ruled in brown crayon, top and bottom 2 full across; pricking in outer margin and against inner bounding line. Written in a littera textualis in brown ink with added passages on ff. 213, 215r-v in a secretary script. 2- and 1-line plain red initials, space reserved for rubrics. IV. s. XVmed, ff. 216-222; 296 × 197 (225 × 137) mm. A gathering once of 8 leaves, now missing the second. Leaf signatures in roman numerals on ff. 216, 217; catchword, f. 222, with pattes-de-mouche on either side, set towards the right corner. 2 columns of 37 lines ruled in ink; pricking visible in the 3 outer margins. Written in a littera textualis in black ink. One 4-line initial, f. 216, and 2-line initials in blue with rudimentary red flourishing and infilling; 1-line initials in the text alternating red and blue; rubrics. Bound, s. XVex, in calf over bevelled wooden boards; 2 replacement straps to pins on back cover; rebacked; restored by Gertrude Weadock of New York, March 1939. Written in England; pt. I was possibly copied in the first quarter of the fourteenth century: the calendar and sanctorale, f. 181, include Thomas of Hereford, canonized in 1320, but the calendar still places the feast of the relics on 15 September rather than at the moveable date of the first Sunday after the Translation of Thomas of Canterbury (between 8-14 July); this change of date was established in 1319. Pts. II-IV were written during the fifteenth century. A note added to the calendar at 1 July in the late fifteenth century reads: Obitus iohannis Nuby, katerine uxoris eius et agnetis Nuby et omnium fratrum et sororum istius loci. The volume was n. 398 in a book dealer’s catalogue, with the relevant slip now glued to the front pastedown. Acquired with funds of the Friends of the Huntington Library from Scribner in July 1958.
Secundo folio: [f. 7, Text] Deus qui de beate marie
Bibliography: Chronica, 3.
Abbreviations
Chronica
J. Preston, “Medieval Manuscripts at the Huntington: Supplement to De Ricci’s Census,” Chronica: a Newsletter Published by the Medieval Association of the Pacific 21 (1977) 2-9
RH
U. Chevalier, Repertorium hymnologicum (Louvain 1892-1912, Brussels 1920-21)
Walther, Initia
H. Walther, Initia carminum ac versuum medii aevi posterioris latinorum. Carmina medii aevi posterioris latina 1 (Göttingen 1959)

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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