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DEVOTIONS
Flanders (?), s. XVI1
1. ff. 1-3: Hec sunt precepta et ceremonie atque iudicia que mandavit Dominus Deus vester…et fecerimus omnia precepta eius coram domino deo nostro sicut mandavit nobis.
Deut. 6, 1-25.
2. ff. 3v-4v [rubric on f. 3]: Sequitur Ad Deum in cruce pendentem Oratio devota, O Dulcis ihesu vulnera cor meum amore tuo, ut penitentie et amoris lachryme sint michi panes die ac nocte…; Alia ad Deum Oratio, Per signum sancte crucis de inimicis nostris libera nos deus noster, with versicle, response and prayer, Deus qui sanctam crucem ascendisti…; Alia Oratio, Domine ihesu christe fili dei vivi pone passionem…; Alia Oratio, Obsecro te domine ihesu christe ut passio tua sit virtus mea… 3. ff. 5-15: Gospel pericope from John (1, 1-14) and the prayer, Protector in te sperantium…[Perdrizet, 25]; Passion according to John (18, 1-19, 42); gospel pericopes from Luke (1, 26-38), Matthew (2, 1-12) and Mark (16, 14-20); Oratio, Concede quesumus omnipotens deus ut qui unigenitum tuum redemptorem nostrum ad celos ascendisse credimus…[Bruylants, Oraisons, 2, n. 136]. 4. ff. 15v-27v: Prayers as follow: Oratio Dominica, Pater noster qui es in celis…; Salutatio Angeli, Ave maria gratia plena…; Oratio devotissima, Maria mater gratie mater misericordie…; Symbolum fidei, Credo in deum patrem omnipotentem…; Benedictiones mane et sero dicende pro gratia, Benedicat me imperialis maiestas protegat me regalis divinitas…[HE, 88]; Alia recommendatio ad Deum, Benedictio dei patris omnipotentis et filii et spiritus sancti venerande trinitatis et individue unitatis…; Oratio sancti Augustini pro peccatis Devotissima, Deus propicius esto michi peccatori…[HE, 125]; Oratio ante ymaginem pietatis d [evota?], Precor te amantissime domine ihesu christe propter illam eximiam charitatem tuam…[Wilmart, 378, n.]; Post elevacionem et sacramenti perceptionem oratio, Anima christi sanctifica me…[Leroquais, LH 2:340]; Ad Deum salvatorem nostrum Oratio, Ave rex noster fili david redemptor mundi quem prophete predixerunt…with versicle and prayer, Omnipotens sempiterne deus qui unigenitum tuum salvatorem nostrum carnem sumere, crucem, coronam spineam…; Ad gloriosam virginem mariam Oratio, Ave sanctissima maria mater dei regina celi porta paradisi…; Beati Bernardi Ad Virginem Mariam oratio, Per te accessum habeamus ad filium tuum o benedicta inventrix gratie…; De sancto Michaele archangelo oratio, Sancte Michael archangele domini nostri ihesu christi qui venisti in adiutorium populo dei…; Ad proprium Angelum oratio, Obsecro te angelice spiritus cui ego indignus peccator ad custodiendum commissus sum…, followed by an antiphon, Angele bone qui michi datus es custos…, a versicle, response and prayer, Deus cuius providentia humano generi supernorum spirituum presidium subministrat…; De sancto Iohanne baptista oratio, Sancte Iohannes baptista electe dei…, with versicle, response and prayer, Sancti Iohannis baptiste nos quesumus domine preclara comitetur oratio…; Ad omnes sanctos patriarchas et prophetas, Sancti patriarche et prophete per quos omnipotens deus multa miracula seculis dignatus est ostendere…; Ad omnes sanctos Dei Antiphona, Sancti dei omnes intercedere dignemini…, with versicle, response and prayer, Omnipotens sempiterne deus qui nos omnium sanctorum tuorum merita…; De dulcissimo nomine ihesu Oratio, Sponse matris ecclesie ihesu rex summe glorie…; Canticum sanctorum Ambrosii et Augustini incipit, Te Deum laudamus…; Ante sacram Communionem oratio, Domine non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum sed tu domine qui dixisti…; Oratio, O Salutaris hostia que celi pandis ostium bella premunt hostilia…; Post sacramenti Communionem Oratio, Anima christi sanctifica me…[Leroquais, LH 2:340; same prayer on f. 19r-v]; Alia devota Oratio, Hec sunt convivia que tibi placent que nobis orphanis reliquisti. O patris sapentia natus de virgine…; Item alia oratio, Vera perceptio corporis et sanguinis tui…
Parchment, ff. i (paper) + ii (parchment) + 27 + ii (parchment) + i (paper); 107 × 75 (83 × 50) mm. 14 2-38 48(-8). 19 long lines, frame ruled in brown ink. Written in an italic script with rubrics usually in a humanistic script. Illumination, f. 3v, 12-line, depicting the Crucifixion with Mary and John on one side, and a man kneeling in prayer at Jesus’ left; 2 smaller illuminations, 8-line, on f. 19v (Ave rex noster fili david), showing Jesus in glory holding a globe and blessing, and on f. 20v (Ave sanctissima maria mater dei), the Virgin and Child in glory standing on a crescent. A 3-line initial on f. 5 and 2-line initials as gold branches on shaded square grounds of blue, green or red, or as white branches on a shaded gold ground; 1-line initials in painted gold on square colored grounds. Rubrics in pale red ink. Marginalia, in a contemporary hand, on the back flyleaf, f. ii verso: pie Iesu Domine Miserere nostri. Bound, s. XVI (?) in parchment over pasteboard, with the title “pia scripta <?> et cetera” written on the spine and on the front cover; parchment flyleaves from a French printed book (calendar?), s. XV or XVI, text barely visible horizontally along the outer and inner margins. Written, according to a note in a cursive hand on f. i, in Brussels in 1539; also on f. i, the name “P. noels,” and on the back flyleaf, f. iii verso, “F.N.” On the front pastedown an armorial bookplate with the legend “Reverendus Admodum Dominus Johannes Franciscus Bosselaer Sancte Romane Ecclesie Protonotarius.” An attached English book dealer’s slip states that the manuscript was in the Renier Chalon collection. Given to the Huntington Library in 1972 by Mr. and Mrs. James Graham. Bibliography: Chronica, 8.
Abbreviations
Bruylants, Oraisons
P. Bruylants, Les oraisons du missel romain. Études liturgiques 1 (Louvain 1952)
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
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)
Perdrizet
P. Perdrizet, Le Calendrier parisien à la fin du moyen âge. Publications de la faculté de lettres de l’Université de Strasbourg 63 (Paris 1933)
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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