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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 1164 - Catholic Church - [Proprium de tempore] ... [etc.]
Catholic Church.
[Proprium de tempore] ... [etc.] [manuscript].
[Cologne, 14--]
Physical description:
263 leaves : paper ; 201 x 139 mm. bound to 218 x 145 mm.
The Proprium de tempore, the predominant work, contains the parts of the liturgy (including prayers, responses, antiphons, etc.) beginning with the Christmas season and ending at Pentecost which can be found in breviaries and missals. Several works precede it: an excerpt concerning the coming of the Antichrist from the Speculum historiale, which recorded the history of the world down to the time of its author, Vincent of Beauvais; and several extracts from sermons (incipit: Hora est nos de sompno surgere). The Proprium de tempore is followed by miscellaneous sermons attributed to Thomas Brynton and cover such topics as the birth of Jesus, the edict of Caesar Augustus, St. Stephen, the resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, St. Jacob, the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Easter, and St. Andrew. Brynton (also known as Thomas Brunton or de Brynton) was a member of the Benedictine order at Norwich who was educated at Oxford and Cambridge before being appointed Bishop of Rochester in 1373.
Ms. codex.
Title from supplied title for predominant work (Zacour-Hirsch).
Collation: Paper, v [i parchment, iv paper] + 257 + i [parchment]; 1⁴(-4) 2¹⁴(-14) 3¹⁴ 4-5¹² 6¹⁰ 7¹⁴ 8-12¹² 13¹⁴ 14-18¹² 19⁴(-3, 4) 20⁶ 21-23¹² 24⁶(-1, 4); [v], 1-175, 177-253, [i], 254-257, [i]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Layout: Ruled in drypoint, though scribe did not consistently follow the lines; several extra pages tipped in or loose which are uncounted (between f.13-14, 102-103, 103-104, 115-116, 119-120).
Script: Written in a later German cursive in several hands.
Watermark: Briquet Armoiries, Fleur de Lis aux 2 et 3 au dauphin 1656 (1481); an earlier version of Armoiries, Trois Fleur de Lis 1748 (1509-21); Cœur 4324 (1482); Couronne 4644 (1455); Fleur de Lis 7252 (1474); Lettre P 8729 (1468); and Pot 12621 (1485).
Binding: Contemporary or slightly later vellum, with clasp on upper cover.
Origin: Written in the Lower Rhine Valley, possibly in Cologne, during the 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1164
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1164
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