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Ms. Codex 1063 - Catholic Church - [Book of hours : use of Sarum]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 1063 - Catholic Church - [Book of hours : use of Sarum]
Catholic Church.
[Book of hours [manuscript] : use of Sarum].
[London?, ca. 1450-1460]
Physical description:
122 leaves : parchment ; 124 x 82 (95 x 60) mm. bound to 132 x 100 mm.
Book of hours produced in England, probably London, perhaps for a member of a religious confraternity or community. Includes calendar, Office of the Virgin (use of Sarum), Seven Penitential Psalms and incipits of the Gradual Psalms, litany, notated Office of the Dead (use of Sarum), and a variety of prayers. The musical notation in the Office of the Dead is unusual, as is the absence of the prayers Obsecro te and O intemerata. Evidence of use includes erasure of Thomas à Becket from calendar, erasures in text, and 17th-century additions in English to calendar.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Parchment, fol. i (modern paper) + ii (parchment) + 118 + i (parchment) + i (modern paper); 1⁶ 2-11⁸ 12³ (of 4, iv cancelled blank) 13⁸ 14⁵ (of 6?) 15-16⁸; horizontal catchwords in ink frames on last versos; older pagination (1-47 only) and collation notes in pencil, lower gutters; modern pencil foliation, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 19 long lines; frame-ruled, in red ink to f. 63v and in black ink after; musical notation in the Office of the Dead in square neumes on a red four-line stave.
Script: Written in Gothic textualis semi-quadrata script by multiple hands.
Decoration: Major text divisions open with illuminated foliate borders and 2- to 5-line initials (f. 7r, 13v, 23v, 26v, 28v, 30r, 32r, 33v, 38r, 52v), rubrics in red, 1- and 2-line initials alternately of burnished gold flourished blue and blue flourished red, line-fillers in the Litany of blue and gold.
Binding: 19th-century panelled brown morocco; lower board nearly detached; all borders cropped for binding.
Origin: Written in England, probably London, between about 1450 and 1460.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1063
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1063
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