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HM 26012

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PROCESSIONAL, Sarum use
England, s. XV1
1. ff. 1-3v: Blessing of salt and water.
W. G. Henderson, ed., Processionale ad usum insignis et preclarae Ecclesiae Sarum (Leeds 1881) 1-6. For a study on the processional and brief descriptions of the 23 known manuscripts, excluding HM 26012, see T. Bailey, The Processions of Sarum and the Western Church (Toronto 1971).
2. ff. 3v-107v: Temporale from the first Sunday of Advent to the Sundays after Trinity, and the Dedication of a church; on ff. 11v-12v, ceremony of the Boy Bishop at vespers of the feast of the Holy Innocents; 2 litanies after the blessing of the Easter candle in the usual form.
Processionale, 6-135.
3. ff. 107v-133: Sanctorale from Andrew (30 November) to Catherine of Alexandria (25 November); included are processions for the feasts of the relics according to Sarum use, Anne and the Discovery of Stephen (2 August); no provision was made for processions for Brictius or for the later feasts of the Visitation, Transfiguration and Holy Name; Osmund is not present (as usual for Sarum processionals even after his canonization; see Bailey, 74); feast of Edward king and confessor with prayer only.
Processionale, 135-62.
4. ff. 133-136: Common of saints.
Processionale, 162-64.
5. ff. 136-138v: Processions pro serenitate aeris, ad pluviam postulandam, contra mortalitatem hominum et in tempore belli, pro pace petenda.
Processionale, 164-66.
6. ff. 138v-144v: Votive masses pro fratribus et sororibus, pro serenitate aeris, ad pluviam petendam, in tempore belli, pro quacumque tribulacione, pro pace; litany to be said after mass.
Processionale, 166-67 (pro fratribus et sororibus only).
7. ff. 144v-145v: Processions for the reception of prelates and royalty.
Processionale, 169-70.
8. ff. 145v-147: Procession for a burial.
Processionale, 167-68.
9. ff. 147-149v: Litany, including Gildard, Medard, Swithun and Birinus among confessors; Afra and Edith among virgins; final prayers of the Office of the Dead. 10. f. 150: Procession for the translation of Edward king and confessor, of which only the prayer was copied above (f. 129) in the correct order.
Processionale, 158.
Parchment, ff. ii (modern parchment) + 150 + ii (modern parchment); 266 × 187 (180 × 112) mm. 1-188 196; the leaves in quire 1 now separated and mounted on tabs. Catchword survives on f. 8v written in the middle of the lower margin and enclosed in a circle. Quire and leaf signatures in letters (a-s) and roman numerals through quire 19, variously written in the inside, outside or middle of the lower margin. 27 long lines of text or 9 staves of text and music, or variations thereupon. Ruled in brown ink, with the bottom 2 lines full across; slash prick marks in the 3 outer margins. Written in a liturgical gothic book hand. Music on red, 4-line staves. On f. 1, 3-line parted blue and ochre initial, with a full border of a narrow blue strip, flourished in red and decorated with a series of regular curled tendrils in alternating ochre and blue. 3- and 2-line initials in blue with red flourishing; 1-line initials alternating in red and blue; 1-line initials within text filled in yellow. Paragraph marks alternating in blue and red. Liturgical directions in red throughout. Initials in sung portions in blue with red flourishing or as cadels, in black ink infilled in blue, pink or yellow and flourished in a light greenish black ink, sometimes worked in to human or animal faces (e.g. ff. 43v, 74, 75v, 79v). Marginal annotations in sixteenth century hands. Bound, s. XIX, in brown morocco by F. Bedford. Written in England for Sarum use, probably in the first half of the fifteenth century as the feasts of the Visitation, Transfiguration and Holy Name are absent. Sixteenth century owners erased and cancelled the procession for Thomas of Canterbury on ff. 13-14, erased the procession for his translation on f. 122 and substituted “epescope” for “pape” after the name of Clement on f. 132. The name “Scheppys Wyllem,” s. XVI, occurs on f. 24. Acquired by the Huntington Library in April 1958 from Quaritch.
Secundo folio: (sacramen-)ta in aquarum
Bibliography: Chronica, 4.
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

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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