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Breviary: MS 2-1955

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Breviary

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, ii modern parchment flyleaves + 191 fols. + ii modern parchment flyleaves, 180 x 137 (130 x 90) mm, 22 lines, ruled in black ink, catchwords.

BINDING: Gold-tooled red leather over pasteboards, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, 1954; previous binding preserved: fifteenth-century, German, blind-stamped brown leather over wooden boards, sewn on four supports, stamps including Virgin and Child on crescent moon and four Evangelists’ symbols, two straps with metal clasps on lower cover, two catchplates on upper cover.

CONTENTS: fols. 1r – 6r Calendar; fols. 7r – 45r Temporal from Easter Eve to 25th Sunday after Holy Trinity; fol. 45r – 48r Dedication of the Church; fols. 48r – 77r ferial office; fols. 77r – 77v Ad disciplinas. So mann disciplin nympt der convent spricht; fol. 77v – 78r Oratio pro Capitulo Generale; fols. 78r – 160v Sanctoral; fols. 160v – 175v Common of the Saints; fols. 175v – 188r Office of the Virgin; fols. 188v – 190 Hymns and collects for Saints Anne, Afra and the Division of the Apostles (addition).

ORNAMENTATION: Blue initial [A, 7 ll.] on gold ground with partial floral and spraywork border for the first lesson (fol. 7r); red and blue penwork initials [1 – 2 ll.].

Notes

History note: Probably from the collection of Alfred Aspland (1818 – 1880) (note on recto of first flyleaf at front); Sotheby’s, London, 7 December 1953, lot 38; purchased by Thomas Sidney Blakeney (1905 – 1976); his gift, 20 January 1955.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1955) by Blakeney, Thomas Sidney

Dating

Fifteenth century, third quarter
Circa 1461 CE - Circa 1475 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support: composed of parchment Text: Height 130 mm Width 90 mm
Page: Height 180 mm Width 137 mm

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: exterriti sunt
  • Location: Fol. 8r
  • Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 2-1955
Primary reference Number: 170623
Project ID: 119
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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