Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library
SARUM MANUAL1. ff. 1-4v: Omnibus dominicis diebus per annum…, Exorciso to creatura salis…qui custodiat foveat protegat visitet et defendat omnes habitan//
England, s. XIV2
Benedictio salis et aque, ending defectively due to damage on f. 4; A. J. Collins, ed., Manuale ad usum percelebris Ecclesie Sarisburiensis. HBS 91 (Chichester 1960) 1-4. 2. ff. 4v-8v: //In primis inquirat sacerdos ab obstetrice utrum sit infans masculus an femina…ut habeas vitam eternam et vivas in secula seculorum. Amen.
Ordo ad cathecuminum faciendum, beginning defectively due to damage on f. 4; Manuale, 25-31. 3. ff. 8v-11v: Quando fons fuerit mundandus et de pura aqua renovanda quod sepe debet fieri propter aque [catchword:] corruptionem// [f. 9:] //fontis utero in novam renata creaturam…et sanctificatis fontibus olei et crismatis infusione baptizetur. Post hec//
Benedictio fontis, with 3 leaves missing between ff. 8-9, and ending defectively; Manuale, 31 and 34-35. 4. ff. 12-19v: //impendimentum aliquod proponere voluerit et ad hoc probandum caucionem prestiterit …sed anima non potest esse sponsa alterius quam christi quia cum demone fornicatur nec est matrimo- [catchword:] nium spirituale//
Ordo ad faciendum sponsalia, beginning defectively due to loss of 2 leaves between ff. 11-12, and ending defectively due to loss of a quire between ff. 19-20. Vows of both spouses in English on ff. 12v-13; Manuale, 45-58. 5. ff. 20-21v: //serpentis suavem a patribus nostris gustatum…Ipse det tibi vitam et victoriam et benedictionem in seculum seculi. Amen. Sequatur, Benedicat te deus pater//
Benedictiones pomorum, elemosine, panis, scuti et baculi, beginning and ending defectively, with loss of one quire before f. 20 and 1 leaf after f. 21; Manuale, 66-69. 6. ff. 22-27: //non approximabunt. Tu es refugium meum a tribulacione…et omnium peccatorum tuorum pius indultor. Qui vivit et regnat cum deo patre.
Ordo ad visitandum infirmum, beginning defectively; exhortation, explanation of the Articles of the Creed, absolution and blessing are replaced in this manuscript (as in others; see Manuale, 100, n. 11) by a single rubric; Manuale, 98, Ps. 31, 6-100 and 106, line 29-107. 7. ff. 27-34: Priusquam inungatur infirmus incipiat sacerdos antiphonam, Salvator mundi…in trinitate sanctificet quem omnes gentes venturum expectant ad iudicium. Qui cum deo patre et eodem spiritu sancto vivit et regnat deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
De extrema unctione; Manuale, 107-112. 8. ff. 34-37: Cum vero anima in exitu seu dissolutione corporis visa fuerit laborare…de gehenne incendiis et ab omnibus angustiis. Amen.
Commendatio anime in articulo mortis; Manuale, 114-118, with litany as printed. 9. ff. 37-45v: Sequatur commendacio animarum et dicatur in camera vel in aula …et sic deinceps in superiore gradu. Singula vero responsoria a duobus ad caput corporis//
Commendatio animarum (after death), ending defectively due to loss of 1 leaf between ff. 45-46; Manuale, 118-132. 10. ff. 46-64v, 68-71v, 75-77v: //tus est. Antiphona, Dominus. Amen. Psalmus, Levavi oculos meos…Vide humilitatem meam et labo// [f. 55:] //videre bona domini in terra vivencium…Attenuati sunt oculi mei [catchword:] suspicientes// [f. 68:] //[added in the upper margin, s. XVI: et omnis qui vivit et] credit in me non morietur in eternum…Bonitatem fecisti cum servo tuo Domine secundum verbum tuum// [f. 75:] //Mirabilia testimonia tua domine ideo scrutata est…tu venia misericordissime pietatis absterge. Per christum dominum nostrum. Amen. Requiescant in pace. Amen.
Vigilie mortuorum and Commendatio animarum (to be sung over the corpse in the church or in the graveyard), beginning defectively and with 3 internal breaks, respectively of 1, 2 and 2 folios: Manuale, 133, line 10-137, line 26 (ff. 46-54v); 137, line 32-140 (ff. 55-64v); 141, line 9-143, line 15, Ps. 118, 65 (ff. 68-71v); 143, line 15, Ps. 118, 129-144 (ff. 75-77v); the Missa pro Defunctis was not copied in the manuscript. 11. ff. 65-67v, 72-74v: //iudicas populos in equitate et gentes in terra dirigis…qui credit in me eciam si mortuus fuerit [catchword and continuation on the text line, s. XVI:] vivet// [f. 72:] //mater mea et soror mea vermibus Ubi est ergo nunc prestolacio mea…Auditui meo dabis gaudium et leticiam et exulta//
The 3 outer bifolia of a quire (lacking central bifolium) from another manuscript, folded backwards so that leaves 1-3 (ff. 72-74) now follow leaves 6-8 (ff. 65-67); they have been placed here so that the text on ff. 65-67v may remedy the deficiency between ff. 64 and 68 of the main manuscript; the text on ff. 72-74v is superfluous (repeating what is on ff. 59-62v) and was evidently only retained for a more secure binding of the conjunct leaves. The text is: Manuale, 140, line 32, Ps. 66, 5-141, line 8 (ff. 65-67v) and Manuale, 138, last line, Job 17, 14-140, line 22, Ps. 50, 10 (ff. 72-74v). 12. ff. 77v-89v: Post missam accedant duo clerici de iia forma ad caput defuncti…et anime omnium fidelium defunctorum per dei misericordiam in pace requiescant. Amen. Secundum Hankok.
Inhumatio defuncti; Manuale, 152-162. 13. ff. 90-95: In nocte nativitatis domini dum conitur ix responsoria…laus creatori resonet congrua amen dicant omnia.
Evangelium in nocte nativitatis Domini; Manuale, 5-6. 14. ff. 95-98: In nocte epiphanie dum canitur ix responsoria cum suo versu …Finito evangelio sacerdos in capa serica incipiat, Te deum laudamus.
Evangelium in nocte epyphanie; Manuale, 6-7. 15. ff. 98-101v: In purificatione beate marie cantata hora sexta fiat benedictio luminis …Postea accendantur candele et distribuantur cantore incipiente antiphona, Lumen ad revelationem ut in processionali continetur.
Benedictio cereorum in Purificatione; Manuale, 7-9. 16. ff. 101v-104v: Feria iiiia in capite ieiunii post via in primis fiat sermo ad populum si placuerit …Tunc eat processio ut in processionalibus continetur.
Feria quarta in capite ieiunii; Manuale, 9-12. 17. ff. 104v-105v: Dominica in ramis palmarum post aspersionem aque benedicte…omnis incursio demonum eradicare et explantare ab hac crea-[catchword:]tura florum//
Benedictio frondium in Dominica palmarum, ending defectively; Manuale, 12-13. Parchment, ff. iii (modern paper) + 105 + iii (modern paper); 290 × 190 (195 × 122) mm. 18 28(-1, 2, 3, 7, 8) 38 one quire missing here 48(-3, after f. 21) 5-68 78(-4, after f. 45) 88(-6, after f. 54) 98 108(-1, 2, 7, 8; ff. 65-67 and 72-74, 3 bifolia from another manuscript, wrapped around the remaining leaves of the original quire) 118 128(-8, after f. 89, possibly blank) 13-148. Catchwords in brown or red ink according to the text of the next quire, and enclosed in ink frames of the same color. Quire and leaf signatures in letters and short horizontal strokes, [a] through “p”; the “h” signing ff. 44, 45 of quire 7 is in red, due to red ink of extensive liturgical directions on these leaves. 2 columns of 24 lines, ruled in lead (in ink on ff. 20-45v) with single bounding lines; slash pricking in the 3 outer margins. Written in a textura script by “Hankok” who signed his name on f. 89v. A “Frater J. Hancok” copied Dublin, Trinity College, D.4.4 (424), treatises on grammar and rhetoric; although that manuscript is mainly in an anglicana script, the textura of its headings appears to be in the same hand as HM 30986, perhaps in more haste. Music in black on red 4-line staves. Opening initial, f. 1, 5-line, in particolored dull rose and blue, infilled with leaves and vine on a gold ground, the whole on a particolored ground, reversing the colors of the initial; C-shaped bar and foliage border, with leafy tendrils extending into the outer margin. On f. 90 (beginning the service), a similar 3-line initial, colored and infilled with leaves on a gold ground; C-shaped border. Initials on ff. 41, 50, 90 (beginning of the gospel) in gold on white-patterned particolored dull rose and blue grounds; those on ff. 41 and 50 with short sprays of daisy buds. 3- and 2-line blue initials with red flourishing and infilling of void leaves and balls; 1-line initials alternating red and blue; 1-line initials within the text tinted yellow; paragraph marks in blue; liturgical directions in red throughout. Within the music, cadel initials with washes of light purple, green or yellow and occasional faces in profile. Corrector’s marks in lead at the end of each quire, near the catchword. Inserted leaves, ff. 65-67 and 72-74, 264 × 180 (184 × 120) mm., constituted the 3 outer bifolia of a quire, now folded in the reverse of their original position: quire and leaf signatures on ff. 73, 74 composed of a letter (cropped) and roman numerals, ii and iii. Catchword on f. 67v in a frame touched in red. 21 long lines ruled in lead. Written in a textura script. Music in black on red 4-line staves, with cadel initials, less well done than those of the main manuscript, often enlivened with profile faces washed in pale green, yellow or with some red. Text initials very similar to those of the main manuscript: 2-line blue initials infilled with void leaves and balls and flourished in red; 1-line initials alternating red and blue; 1-line initials within the text washed in yellow; blue paragraph marks. Bound, s. XIX, in purple morocco by Maltby, Oxford; gilt edges. Written in England ca. 1350-80. Belonged to the Rev. Edward S. Dewick (1844-1917); his sale, Sotheby’s, 17 October 1918, lot 89. Acquired by John Meade Falkner (1858-1932); a letter dated 1 January 1919 discussing text and re-binding from E. Gordon Duff affixed to f. ii, with his collation of the manuscript and a note in the hand of E. V. Stocks, Durham University Librarian, 1903-34; Meade Falkner sale, Sotheby’s, 12 December 1932, lot 263 with pl. of ff. 89v-90 to Quaritch (another 12 manuscripts which once belonged to Meade Falkner are now Claremont, California, Claremont Colleges, Honnold Library, Crispin MSS 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 37). Acquired by James P. R. Lyell (1871-1949) from Quaritch, 7 April 1943, according to Lyell’s notes on the front pastedown; of his collection of some 250 medieval manuscripts, 100 were bequeathed to the Bodleian Library and the remainder sold by his executors to Bernard Quaritch in 1951; see introduction by de la Mare, Lyell Catalogue, for further information and bibliography. Quaritch Cat. 699 (1952) n. 102 to James R. Page (1884-1962); his number JRP 351. Bequeathed to the Huntington Library with his collection on the Book of Common Prayer.
Secundo folio: (te-)cum vivitBibliography: The Book of Common Prayer, The James R. Page Collection. Loan Exhibition held at the Henry E. Huntington Library…commemorating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, June 2 1953, n. 1 with plate of f. 82v. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Book of Common Prayer and related materials in the Collection of James R. Page, compiled by D. Bowen (Los Angeles 1955) 1-2 with plate of f. 82v. Manuale, ix n. 13. Bond and Faye, 18. de la Mare, Lyell Cat., xxviii.
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.
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