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Passional-Legendary: MS McClean 100

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  • Passional-Legendary

Parchment, ii modern paper flyleaves + 161 fols. (fols. 1-149 have late medieval foliation i-xvii, xxvi-lxxix, iiiixx-iiiixxii, iiiixxxi (misbound), iiiixxvi-iiiixvii, iiiixxxv-cii, viixxxvii-viixxxix, viiixxi, viiixxiii-ixxxxii, ixxxxiiii-iiccix, iiccxi-iiccxxiiii) + ii modern paper flyleaves, 320 x 240 mm (254 x 199 mm), two columns, 39 lines, ruled in hard point (except fols. 149-161, 265 x 193 mm, 33-34 lines, ruled in hard point and crayon), fol. 1 cut in half vertically, fol. 77 misbound between fols. 74 and 75, leaves lost after fols. 17, 74, 76, 77, 85, 86, 88, 89, 119, 135, 144, 148.

BINDING: nineteenth century, probably French (spine lining from French daily newspaper), purple velvet over wooden boards

SECUNDO FOLIO: testimonium ferimus

SCRIPT: Caroline minuscule

fols. 1r-161v Passions, Lives and Sermons for Saints, including readings for the Invention and Exaltation of the Cross (fols. 6r-12r, 140v-142r)

Foliate and geometric initials [4-28 ll.] in red, green and yellow, with occasional reserved abstract ornament, simple interlace, beads, faces or masks, in stems or as infill (e.g. fols. 32r, 42r, 72r, 129r); red and green foliate or abstract line-fillers (fols. 100v, 103v), capitals highlighted in red.

Sixteenth-century ownership inscription, Frere iehein percaul bensis (fol. 7r); inscriptions ‘Aug. 1852’ and ‘Catal. A’ (verso of first paper flyleaf at front); Bertram, fourth earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878), Ashburnham Appendix no. XC; Bertram, fifth earl of Ashburnham (1840-1913); his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 1 May 1899, lot 41; purchased by Frank McClean (1837-1904); his bequest, 1904.

Named entities

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Frank McClean

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bequeathed
  • Dates: 1904


Place(s) associated

  • Angers ⪼ Loire ⪼ France

Materials used in production

Components of the work

  • Support composed of parchment
  • Text measuring: Height by mm by 254 by Width by mm by 199
  • Text (fols. 149-161) measuring: Height by mm by 265 by Width by mm by 199
  • Page measuring: Height by mm by 320 by Width by mm by 240

Techniques used in production

Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

  • Accession number: MS McClean 100
  • Primary reference Number: 207639
  • Project ID: 37
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Monday 18 January 2016
  • Updated: Monday 24 August 2020
  • Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

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