Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library
DOMINICAN DIURNAL1. ff. 2-13v: Graded calendar with feasts, in descending order of importance, in blue, red and black; included are the feasts of “Anniversarium patrum et matrum” (4 February, 9 lessons), Thomas Aquinas (7 March, in blue, totum duplex), Octave of Thomas Aquinas (14 March, semiduplex), Vincent Ferrer (5 April, in blue, totum duplex), Octave of Vincent Ferrer (12 April, memoria), Adalbert (24 April, 3 lessons), Peter martyr (29 April, in red, totum duplex), Catherine of Siena (2 May, in blue, totum duplex), Translation of Peter martyr (7 May, in red, totum douplex), Servatius (13 May, in red, semiduplex), Translation of Dominic (24 May, in red, semiduplex), Ulric (4 July, in red, duplex), Dominic (5 August, in blue, totum duplex), Transfiguration (6 August, in red, totum duplex), Octave of Dominic (12 August, semiduplex), “Anniversarium familiarum et benefactorum” (5 September, 9 lessons), Lambert (17 September, 3 lessons), Wenceslas (28 September, 3 lessons), Leodegar (2 October, 3 lessons), “Anniversarium omnium fratrum et sororum ordinis” (10 October, 9 lessons), Othmar (16 November, in red, duplex), Conrad (26 November, in red, duplex); added entries by one hand are: Obiit Patter Johan nunljemius (?) beicht Batter 1586 (28 February), Obiit Johan Fridericus Schaubb Frater mei 1585 (18 April), Obiitt domine Johan conradus Schaupp Frater me 1585 (18 July). 2. ff. 14v-114v [f. 14, blanks]: Temporale, day offices only, from Advent through the 25th Sunday after Pentecost; ff. 38-41v, added in a later hand, s. XVII, 7 short prayers. 3. ff. 114v-117: Dedication of a church and its anniversaries. 4. ff. 117v-227: Sanctorale, day offices only, from Andrew (30 November) through Saturninus (29 November), including offices for the Translation of Thomas Aquinas, Octave of Thomas, Vincent Ferrer, Octave of Vincent, Adalbert, Peter martyr, Catherine of Siena, the Holy Lance, Translation of Peter martyr, Translation of Dominic, Ulric, Dominic, Wenceslas, Othmar, Conrad. 5. ff. 227-238v: Common of saints, day offices only; ff. 238v-239, added in a later hand, s. XVI: O salutaris hostia…[RH 13681; ff. 239v-240, ruled, but blank] 6. ff. 241-280v: Day offices for the week, beginning at Sunday at prime, and ending defectively at Saturday at vespers, Ps. 143, 7. [ff. 281-341v, paper, the same as ff. 38-41; blank] Parchment and seventeenth century paper inserts (ff. 38-41 and 281-341; coat of arms with the countermark, “C K”?; watermark unidentified), ff. 341 (but f. 305 actually two leaves, fore edge not cut); 79 × 55 (48 × 32) mm. Collation beginning with f. 2: 1-26 3-58 64(ff. 38-41) 7-158 168(-6, excised) 17-318(through f. 240) 32-368(through f. 280) 37-438 448(7 is pastedown; -8). 2 catchwords visible: f. 21v, written horizontally in a tiny noting hand at the inner corner; f. 113v, written vertically in a noting hand along the fold in the gutter. 15-20 long lines, frame ruled in ink; slash pricking in the 3 outer margins. Written in a littera textualis currens; later additions on ff. 38-41v in a seventeenth (?) century cursive, and on ff. 238v-239 in a sixteenth (?) century cursive. Two miniatures on separate sheets of parchment, glued to ff. 1v and 241v; the first of an angel with scourge, rod and pail, the second of the Sacred Heart enclosed by a frame bearing a legend in German. Opening initial, f. 14v, 13-line, parted red and blue with a spotted leopard on the initial, infilled and decorated with red and blue scrolled flourishing. 5-line initials in similar style; 5- to 2-line blue initials, some with void designs with red flourishing; 2- and 1-line plain red or blue initials; some top-line ascenders touched in red. Liturgical directions underlined or written in red. Some later marginalia. Bound, s. XVII, in mottled calf over boards, rebacked, with remains of 2 clasps, back to front; green edges; label on spine partly legible “<?> XXII MScr.” Written at the end of the fifteenth century in southern Germany for use by Dominicans as shown by the entries in the calendar and in the sanctorale. Obituary notices of a Schaubb family, dated in the late sixteenth century, also in the calendar. Source and date of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown.
Southern Germany, s. XVex
Secundo folio: [f. 15] (reg-)nabit rexBibliography: De Ricci, 86.
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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