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KALENDAR. ISIDORE. HOMILIES, ETC

MRJ number: 
42
College classmark: 
B.20

    Vellum, 12.75 x 8, ff. 136 + 6,  double columns of 45 lines.  12th cent. (c. 1140), in a very good hand.

    Old binding (early 16th), stamped leather over boards, clasps gone.

    Donor, T. C. S.                                              2 fo. Primus oritur or quam omnis.

    Collation: 3 flyleaves (1 stuck to cover), 14 28 -98 1012 118 - 178 : 3 flyleaves (3 stuck to cover).

    At each end are three leaves of a Missal of late13th cent. (?) in double columns.

    At the top of one at the beginning is a scribble (16th cent.):

 

    Yf you will set prise for yor booke being but of collections of sermons I will content you.

 

    At the end, f. 136b, at the bottom is an erased inscription (16th cent.):

                           Liber Chrestoferi Clerk (?) presbyteri prec. III ...

    Contents:

 

        Hic sunt omnes termini Septuagesime xlme  Pasche.  Rogationum

            Ascensionis domini.  Pentecostes collecti simul. et qui sunt

            singuli per cicli decennouenalis annos singulos breuiter annotati      .         f. 1

        In primo anno kal.  Febr. terminus est lxxme  viii kal. mart.

        On f. 2 are handsomely drawn tables in blue, red and green of

            'concurrentes,' etc.  Three-quarters of f. 2b are occupied by a

            series of medallions in colour, with some gold, of the months

            and zodiacal signs, with the names added.  The grounds of the

            medallions are green, light brown, red, and blue.

        Col. 1.  Aquarius, half nude, pours water out of gold urn.  Jan.,

            two-faced, sits at table holding horn and gold cake (?).

        Pisces, their mouths connected by a line.  Feb. in fur cloak sits

            warming his foot, fanning a fire with his robe and drinking.

        Aries.  March  digs. 

        Taurus.  April prunes a tree.

        Col. 2.  Gemini, nude, hold a kite-shaped shield between them.

            May, half nude, holds hawk and branch.

        Cancer with ten legs.  June  cuts plants with gold clippers.

        Leo.  July mows with a scythe.

        Virgo holds flower.   Aug. reaps.

        Libra held by a man.  Sept. gathers grapes (!) in goldbasket.

        Scorpius winged : three heads on his tail.  Oct. sows.

        Sagittarius.  Centaur shoots backward to R.  Nov. kills pig with back of axe.

        Capricorn.  Goat ending in serpent's tail.  Dec. bears faggots in gold forks.

        Kalendar, four months on a page, in black, red, blue, and green           .          .       3

        Each month is prefaced by two verses alternately in red and green.

 

                    Principium iani sancit tropicus capricornus.

                    Prima dies mensis et septima truncat ut ensis, etc.

 

Jan.     2.  Odonis Abb.                                 June 16.  Botulfi Abb., red.

            3.  Marini m.                                                 21.  Albani M.

            9.  Adriani  abb. C.                                      22.  Ædeldride V.

          11.  Eductio Christi, red.                      July    2.  Swithuni Ep.

          19.  uulstani ep. C. added.                          8.  Grimbaldi Ep.

          27.  S. Paula uirgo.                                         13.  Mildride V.

Feb.    1.  Brigide V.                                                 15.  Transl. S. Swithuni Ep. et Eadide V.

            6.  Vedasti et Amandi.                                16.  Bertini Abb.

           9.  Ansberti Ep. M.                                       17.  Kenelmi R. M.

         17.  Siluani.                                                      22.  Wandregisli Abb., red.

         25.  Inuentio capitis S. Pauli.                        26.  Anne matris S. Marie, red.

         28.  Oswaldi  archiep.                                     31.  Neoti Abb.

Mar.   1.  Albini et Dauid epp.                      Aug.    5.  Oswaldi R. M.

           2.  Ceadde ep.                                                19.  Magni M.

           3.  Winwaloci Abb. C.                                  20.  Philiberti Abb.

           4.  Adriani M.                                                 24.  Audoeni Ep., red.

           5.  Natalie m.                                         Sept.    2.  Justini Ep.

         15.  Longini qui latus Christi per-                   4.  Transl. S. Cuthberti Ep.

                   forauit.                                                      5.  Taurini Ep. et Bertini Abb.

          17.  Petrici Ep.                                                   9.  Audomari Ep.

          18.  Eadwardi reg. m.                                       10.  Transl. S. Egwini Ep.

          20.  Cuthberti Ep.                                             17.  Lamberti Ep. M.

          23.  Adam creatus est, red.                 Oct.     2.  Leodegarii M.

Apr.    6.  Ordinatio S. Andree ap.                             8.  Oswaldi archiep.

          11.  Guthlaci anachorite.                                  10.  Paulini ep. C.

          15.  Translatio S. Oswaldi                               12.  Wilfridi Ep. C.

          19.  Passio S. Ælfegi archiep. m.                     15.  Wlfranni C.

          30.  Erchenwoldi ep.                                         17.  Ædeldride V.

May     7.  Johannis Ep. in beuerlac.                        18.  Luce Ev. et Justi M. red.

            8.  Transl. S. Andree ap., red.                       20.  Neoti C.

           19.  Dunstani Archiep.                                26.  Amandi Ep.

           20.  Austregisli ep.                                Nov.    3.  Rumwoldi C.

           21.  Faustini C.                                             6.  Leonardi C., red.

           25.  Aldelmi Ep.                                                  7.  Willebrordi Ep.

           26.  Augustini Archiep., red, et Bede          10. Justi archiep.

                       presb.                                                     22.  Edmundi R. M. red.

June     3.  Erasmi m.                                                     23.  Columbani abb.

             5.  Bonefacii Archiep.                         Dec.     3.  Birini Ep.

             8.  SS. Epp. Medardi,  Gildardi.                  6.  Nicolai archiep. mirorum leticie(!),

           15.  Viti et Modesti et Ædburge V.                    red. 

        Dec.  13.  Iudoci C.

                  16.  O Sapientia, neumes noted above.

                  29.  Ursini Ep. et C. qui et Anathahael (=Nathanael)

                             dicitur.

                  30.  Eighwini Ep. C.   

        In the margin here is a good coloured drawing of the Nativity.

            Hatched ground pale colours.  Under a turreted building,

            on the top of whose central pinnacle is the star, the Virgin

            lies in front (head to R.).  Above her, unsupported, the

            Child in swaddling clothes.  On R.  Joseph seated, hand to

            head: above an angel flies down.  The Divine hand above.

        On ff. 4b - 5b are Paschal tables in red, green, blue, and brown.

            At the beginning, in red: Anni ab incarnatione domini

            m. c. xl., a date which suits well with the aspect of the book.

            The tables are carried on to mdiiii.

        At end: hec est tabula omnium terminorum ab incarn. domini.

        On f. 6 is a very fine initial N, drawn in red, blue, green, and

            white on a gold field.  The letter is composed of two dragons,

            one seizing the throat of the other, and, on R. a robed figure

            with a nimbed lion's head.  Conventional foliage fills the

            ground.

1.    Inc. prologus quis unde et in quo tempore fuerit auctor huius

          libri        .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          f. 6

       Nonnulli norunt quod iste sub tempore sisebuti regis gothorum

         scriptus est liber

           -contra erraticos male putantes de trinitate de anima et

            de homine.

        Inc. liber Ysidori iunioris de differentiis. 

        Inter deum et dominum ita quidam difinierunt. LXXXIII 69.

        Ends f.  12b : exemplo humilitatis cristi.

2.     Change of hand.

        Omelia in aduentu d. n. I. C.      .          .         .         .         .         .           13  

        Illud scire et in corde frequenter. 

        Item alia.  Sanctam et gloriosam sollempnitatem     .          .         .          13b

        Sermo in Nativ. Domini.  Apparuit benignitas         .          .         .          14

                                                Oportet nos fr. k. gaudere hodie .         .          15

        Omelia in Aurora.  In illo temp.  Pastores loquebantur                 .           15b

        Item alia in die.  Uenerandus est hic dies   .          .         .              .          15b

        Om. de S. Stephano.  Oportet nos disputare           .        .              .          16

        Om. in nat. S. Joh. Euang.  Sanctum Iohannem adoptiuum            .         16b

        Item alia.  Factum est f.  k. cum implesset iohannes       .               .         17b

        Om. ss.  Innocentium.  Glorificare oportet    .           .       .               .       18

        Om. in circumcisione d. n. I. C.  Intelligendum est f. k.                 .          18b

        Om. in Epiphania d. n.  Predicanda sunt et recolenda      .               .        19b

        Item alia.  Hec sunt miracula f. k.

        Om. in Purif. S. Marie.  Conueniendum est in unum      .               .           21

        Om. in Septuagesima.  Inquirendum est f. k. et subtiliter                .          21b

                in Sexagesima.  Primum in predicatione     .            .               .          22b

                in quinquagesima.  Hoc denuntiare nobis   .            .               .          23b

                in capud ieiunii.  Precauendum est omnibus            .               .          24

                in Dom. I. Quadragesime.  Audite filioli mei                  .               .   25

        Item alia.  Rogo et ammoneo uos f. k.      .         .         .         .        .          25b

        Om. in Dom. II  quadrag.  Primum omnium tria quidem       .        .          26b

                          III               Oportet nos f. k. omni die            .        .           27b

                          IV               Quicunque uult saluus esse           .        .          28

                          V               Spiritus sanctus per isaiam           .        .           29

             in Dominica die Palmarum.  Dominus per prophetam

           predicatoribus          .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          30

           Item alia.  Factum est autem postquam emundasset  .         .         .          31

           Om. in Cena domini.  Oportet hoc scire et intelligere         .         .          31b

                    in Parasceven de Passione.  Hoc primum omnium in-

              quirendum            .          .          .         .        .         .         .          .         32

           Item alia.  Parasceuen id est sexta dies sabbati          .         .          .         35 

           In Sabbato Pasche.  Sabbati paschalis ueneratio       .         .          .          35b        

           Item alia in Sab.  Iudei ergo quoniam parasceue erat  .         .          .        35b     

           Om. in die Pasche.  Sp. s. per prophetam populo christiano            .        36

           Item alia de Resurrectione.  Uidete f. k. et considerate quam

              carissimos     .       .           .           .        .        .         .         .          .        37

           Om. in octabis Pasche.  Paulisper de ministratoribus  .         .          .        37b

           Om. in Rogationum feria II.  Scitis f. k. quod istos iiiior  dies          .        38b  

           Alia in tertia fer. Sermo b. Maximi Ep.  Legimus in prophetis

              cum niniue   .       .          .           .         .         .        .          .         .         39

           In quarta fer. in  Letania.  Ecce f. k. sancti et speciales          .         .       40  

           Item alia.  Scire et intelligere debemus f. k.        .       .          .         .        40b

                          Oportet nos f. dilectissimi annunciare uobis          .         .        41

           Om. in ascensione domini.  Vocem iocunditatis .       .          .         .        42

                   in die Sancto Pentecosten.  Factum est autem f. k. cum

                           completa   .          .          .         .          .       .          .          .        43b

                  in nat. S. Joh. Bapt.  Ad inluminandum        .       .          .          .       44b

                             S. Petri ap.  De S. petro apostolo primo      .          .          .      45b

                             S. Pauli ap. xlvi.  Audite me filioli mei      .          .          .       47

           Item alia de sapientia.  Primum inquirendum est omni

                           homini      .          .           .         .          .        .          .          .       48b

           Om. in passione S. Joh. Bapt.  Valete honorandus est nobis    .         .       49

                   in Nativ.  S. Marie V.  Inquirendum est f. k. et expla-

                       nandum         .           .           .         .         .        .          .          .       50

                   in quattuor tempora.  Ecce dies confessionis        .           .          .       51

           Item alia.  Oportet uos f. k. ad primum sancte      .       .           .          .       51b

           Om. in festiv. S. Michaelis.  Angeli grece uocantur     .           .          .       52

           Item alia.  Memorari et recitare me decet     .        .       .           .          .      53

          In nat. S. Martini Ep.  Postquam d. n. I. C. triumphator            .           .         53b

          Item alia.  Oportet nos omnes unanimiter           .           .          .           .         55

          Om. in nat. S. Andree.  Ecce adest dies uenerabilis        .          .           .         55b

          Omnium apostolorum.  Benedictus deus et pater            .          .           .        56b

          Item alia.  Videte f. k. qualem caritatem       .          .        .          .          .        56b

                         Iustificati ex fide    .          .         .          .        .          .          .          57

                         Scimus quoniam diligentibus deum       .        .          .          .          57

                         Scire et intelligere debemus f. k. quod b. paulus       .          .          57b

          Om. in nat. plur. mart.  Quocienscunque f. k. sanctorum (Aug.)           .          58

                                  conf.  Scriptum est f. k. in euangelica             .          .          59b

                            unius conf.  Ad sancti et beatissimi (Ambr.)           .          .          60b      

                             virginum.  Sepe uos ammoneo                              .          .          61

3.    Inc. gesta domini saluatoris que inuenit theodosius magnus

         imperator in ierusalem in pretorio pontii pilati in codicibus

         publicis a beato ambrosio mediolanensi ep. conscripta      .                               62b

       Factum est in anno nono xmo tyberii cesaris.

       The letter of Pilate follows the Descensus ad inferos and

         ends f. 68b:

       omnia que gesta sunt de ihesu in pretorio meo.

       Cp. Tischendorf, Evv. Apocr. ed.2, p. 416.

       The text continues without break: Cumque claudius suscepisset

         neronique imperatori legisset, and narrates the vision of

         Christ seen by Nero, and the destruction of Jerusalem.  It

         then passes into a long anti-Jewish discourse, quoting many

         passages from the prophets and notably a long passage from

         4 Esdr. i, ii.  This conclusion, which I believe has never

         been printed in full, is being investigated by Professor von

         Dobschütz for the new edition of the Acta Pilati.  It ends

         f. 70b:

       Ut non sacrificent mihi nec agant in sempiternum.  Istius

           operis liber explicit.

4.    A further collection of sermons    .          .         .         .         .         .       70b

       Predicatio communis omnibus populis hic inc.  Juxta qualitatem

         audientium.

       Sermo publicus.  Non est potestas nisi a deo     .         .         .         .        71b 

       Sermo magni aug. de ebrietate.  Licet propitio Christo f. k.                    73

       S. communis de criminalibus peccatis.  Peccata criminalia hec sunt       74

       Castigatio quedam.  Quotiens iuxta sepulcra diuitum   .        .          .      74b 

       Short moral extracts from Aug.  Non de loco ad locum

         querendus est deus    .        .        .         .         .         .           .          .       74 b

       Isidore, Rabanus, Greg., Arnouius (2 lines.  Summus gradus

         orationis), Effrem, Beda, Seruius (Lacrime sunt testes miserie),

         Maximus, Celestinus papa.

       Om. b. Aug. Dilectissimi fr. de errore huius seculi     .          .          .       75b

       S. de penitentia contra quosdam in diuina pagina titubantes et

         plane contra claues ecclesie predicantes        .          .            .         .       77

              Si quis predicat et predicanto.

       De filiis sacerdotum et aliis ex lapsu carnis generatis              .         .       78

              Quoniam sacerdotum filios - collocando coronat in celis.

       De ecclesia et monasterio quid sit.  In primis si uales bene ualeo

       De penitentia.  Quod sit penitentia  .          .         .         .         .         .       79b

              -et plures alii sicut S. Martinus.

       Versus de avaritia (6).  Tortor auaricie uestigia tempnere dire.                  80b

       Hic inc. prouerbia patrum     .         .         .         .         .         .         .          81

              Dei omnipotentis filius inter cetera sacramenta.

       Extracts from Isidore, Beda, Sixtus 'de contentu mundi,' Greg.,

           Aug., Jeron., Laurentius (sunt multi qui intrant in ecclesiam

           et strepunt, etc.), Beda, Exceptum ex ep. b. Greg. ad

           secundinum, Maximus, Seneca, Albinus, Cesarius, Saluius

           (Iustus in primis accusator sui est, etc.), Iohannes, Dionysius

           Areop., Celestinus papa, Ilarius, Prosper, Ambr., Salomon,

           Apostolus, Ieremias.  Ending f. 91a  (Ieron.) seruum dei non

           oportet litigare.

       De ieiunio quatuor temporum.  Quattuor esse tempora     .           .              91

       S. de decimis.  Propitio christo f. k. iam prope sunt dies   .           .              91b

       De predicatione et fide.  Oportet uos scire et intelligere    .           .              92b

       De episcoporum et presbyterorum ordine predicationis.  Dei

           omnip. sermo ad ezechielem    .        .         .         .         .           .             93

       De Antichristo et eius signis.  Omnis qui secundum christiane

           professionis  .         .         .        .         .        .         .         .           .             94    

       A hand of cent. xvi has drawn on the margin a clever sketch of

           Antichrist as a horned wolf in a cowl, standing upright.

       Sermo est Gregorii de ligandi soluendique potestate.  Sciendum

           est fr. quod sancti apostoli       .         .         .         .         .           .             94b       

       S. contra iniquos iudices et falsos testes.  Ascultate iudices           .              95

       Exortatio ad plebem.  Audiuimus cum euangelium legeretur

           f. k. terribilem uocem      .         .         .         .         .         .         .              95b

       De uitandis peccatis et de iudicio futuro.  Fr. k. tempus est

           transeundi       .         .       .        .         .         .         .         .          .              96

       Sermo Aug. de die iudicii.  Fr. k. quam timenda est dies illa          .              97

       De Resurrectione mortuorum.  Uerba d. n. I. C. fr. k. que in

           lectione           .         .       .        .          .        .         .          .           .            97b

       Sermo.  Popule meus quid feci  tibi          .         .        .         .           .            97b

       S. in dedicatione.  Fundamenta eius in montibus sanctis      .            .            99b

       De eo quod omnes homines dicuntur fures.  Propterea f. k.

           aliud est de diuitibus        .        .           .         .          .        .           .           100b

       Sermo de ecclesia in dedic.  Facta sunt encenia   .         .       .            .          100b

       De tenacitate.  Discipuli autem eius esurientes   .          .        .          .           101

       De Rapina.  Est et aliud contrarium          .          .          .        .           .          101

       De Sacrificio.  Nec solum raptores           .          .          .        .           .          101

       De Ultione Rapine.  Ecce habetis auctoritatem    .          .        .          .           101b

       De ultione sacrilegii male tractatis uasa (!) domini         .        .           .          101b

              Sed quia mentionem fecimus.

       Inc. sermo ad sacerdotes.  Ve pastoribus qui dispergunt  .        .          .          102

                                             Designauit  et alios septuaginta      .          .          103

       Alius ad sacerdotes.  Factum est uerbum domini ad ezechielem          .          103b

       Sermo di sinodo ad sacerdotes.  Quantas commissis nobis

           ouibus      .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          105

       Ad sacerdotes.  Homo quidam peregre proficiscens          .        .          .         107

       Inc. sermo S. Aug. de periculo sacerdotis et de illo diuite qui

           purpura induebatur et de illo diuite cuius uberes fructus

           attulerat    .        .          .        .          .          .         .        .         .          .         108

              Diligentes attendite f. k.

       Alius ad sacerdotes.  Locutus est dominus ad moysen       .         .          .        109

       Gregorius Iohanni Constantinopolitano Ep. de superbia   .         .          .         110b

              Diabolus despectis angelorum.

       Sermo ad sacerdotes in sinodo.  Deus stetit in sinagoga  .          .          .          111b

       S. de synodo.  Labia sacerdotis custodiunt      .          .       .        .          .          113

       Inc. sermo synodalis qui in singulis synodis presbiteris enunci-

           andus est   .        .        .         .           .          .         .        .         .           .         114

              Fratres presbiteri et sacerdotes dei.

       Sermo ad sacerdotes.  Designauit dominus Ihesus alios (not

           identical with that on f. 103)             .          .         .        .         .             .       114b

       S. ad penitentes.  Rogo f. k. et cum grandi humilitate        .         .             .       115b

       Ad reddendas decimas.  Iam f. k. prope sunt dies      .        .         .             .      116

       Sermo S. Aug.  Rogitemus (Cogitemus) f. k. cuncta mala            .             .      116b

       Sermo.   Audiuimus f. k. in euang. dominum dicentem     .          .             .      117

                    Rex Sirie cum exercitu     .         .         .        .        .        .             .      117b

                    De patre familias qui exiit      .          .        .         .         .              .      119    

       Item sermo.  Ve vobis qui depredaberis (depredatis)          .          .              .     119

       Ad contemplatinos (!).  Cum egrederetur loth de sodomis            .             .      120

5.    (Scintillarium Defensoris LXXXVIII 897)     .        .         .          .             .       121

       Hic inc. capitula libri Scintillarum (46).

       Hic inc. lib. 1 de caritate.

       Dominus dicit in euuangelio.

       Ends f.  130b : tanto facilioribus uiciis preuritur.

6.    Hic inc. prologus psalterii b. Iheronimi          .          .          .          .           .       130b    

       Beatus uero ieronimus in hoc modo

              -regnum dei in eternum possidebit.

       Inc. psalterium S. Iheromini      .         .            .          .        .          .             .      131

       Uerba mea auribus

              -neque uindictam sumas de peccatis nostris.

       It is in eight divisions, each headed Psalmus. 

       Oratio S. Augustini dictante angelo    .            .         .            .            .           .   132b

       Domine deus omnipotens qui es trinus et unus

              -me perseuerare facias. quia tu es benedictus in sec. sec.

               Amen.

       Or. ad dominum.  D. I. C. qui in hunc mundum propter nos    .            .           .  133

       Dum sacerdos sacrat eucaristiam.  In presentia corporis et

           sanguinis tui  d. I. C. commendo tibi animam meam            .           .           .   134

       Or. ad Deum Patrem omnipotentem.  Miserator et misericors

           patrem et multum misericors      .         .          .          .            .           .             134

       Or. ad b. Mariam.  Aue maria gratia plena, etc.  Aue gloriosa

           domina maria mater glorie        .          .         .           .           .            .             134b  

       Or. ad dominum.  O pater clementissime, O Christe piissime    .           .             134b         

                                D. I. C. fili dei uiui qui ex sinu patris           .           .             134b

       Oratio.  Iuste iudex Ihesu Christe rex regum et domin            )                            135

                    Qui cum patre regnas semper et cum sancto flamin   ) e

                    Tu digneris preces nostras clementer susciper            )

       Ends:    Deus pater deus fili deus alme spiritu            )

                    Qui semper es unus deus diceris et dominu   } s

                    Tibi iustus sit perhennis honor et perpetuu    )      amen.

       A long rhythmical prayer written as prose, full of Greek words,

           and containing (on f. 135b ) an elaborate monogram of a

           sacred name       .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          .       135

       Deus pater piissime.  Christe Ihesu dulcissime.

       Spiritus clementissime. non est deus rex preter te.

       Tu habitas o domine. in circumscripto lumine

       ... abba pater, ben filius. rua amborum spiritus.

       ... O eloe. theos. fobos. deus timoris yschyros.

           anastasis athanatos.

       ... Deus excelsus eleon. deus deorum panteon.

           rerum creator ysiton. emmanuel panta craton.

           pastorque homo usyon. saluator mundi tu theon.

           patri nato sinagion. amborum sacra neupmaton.

           caritas ignis uiuus fons. trium unus tu de syon.

           succurre mini pateron. per nomen tuum areton.

           gloriosum stratimon.

       ... nomenque a. n. e. c. f. e. n. e. t. o. n. quod fronte tulit aaron

           scultumque tetragramaton.  Quattuor grammis infantulum

           H(hi).  Z (vaut).  IT ebraicum. e. iste sonat proprium.

           vav uita ioth prinicipium.

       Ends f. 135b : mihi clemens sis et pius. cui seruit ordo celicus.

           et celestis exercitus.  Amen.

       O intemerata et in eternum benedicta             .          .         .         .         .         .       135b

              -intercessores nobis existere dignemini.  Amen.

       Inc. liber Senece de institutione morum             .         .         .         .         .         .     136

              Omne peccatum actio est.

       Ends 136b: socios tue beatitudinis.

       Expl. lib. senece de inst. morum.

 

    I do not feel certain to what source this interesting and beautiful book should be assigned: but the presence of the feasts of S. Oswald (abp) and Egwin in the kalendar suggest a connection with Worcester.  From this point of view, however, it is noteworthy that S. Wulstan’s name is an addition.

Supplementary information 

‘Yf you will set prise for yor booke being but of collections of sermons I will content you’ is in the hand of Stephan Batman (see ODNB). The marginal drawing of the Antichrist on fol. 94 is also by him.

P.R. Robinson Catalogue of dated and datable manuscripts c.737-1600 in Cambridge libraries (Cambridge, 1988) vol. I, pp. 85-6, no. 294; vol. II pl. 61 (fol. 94).

A.A. Sanz, ‘El Prólogo Nonnulli norunt en copias tardías del Liber Differentiarum [II]. In G.H. Andrés & J.C.F. Corte (eds.), Munus Quaesitum Meritis: Homenaje a Carmen Codoñer (Salamanca, 2007) pp. 61-69.

A reproduction of f. 2b can be found in G. Zarnecki, The early sculpture of Ely Cathedral (London, 1958), pp. 34 and 35 (text), plate no. 82.

James C. Webster, The labors of the months in antique and medieval art to the end of the twelfth century (Evanston and Chicago, 1938), text pp. 93 and 171, (catalogue no.92), plate 58 has drawings after the photographs of the 12 scenes of the months of f. 2b.

There are reproductions from the calendar in C. R. Dodwell, The Canterbury School of Illumination 1066-1200 (Cambridge, 1954), plates 38e and 39b.

C.M.Kauffmann, Romanesque manuscripts 1066-1190 (London, 1975).

For comments on the sermons of ff. 13-61, G. Morin, Études, textes et decouvertes (Maredsous, 1913), p. 61 and H. Barré, Les homeliaries Carolingiens de l’ecole d’ Auxerre: authenticite, inventaire, tableaux comparatifs, initia (Vatican, 1962) which discusses the Homeliary of Saint-Père de Chatres, pp. 17-25, of which this MS is one copy, earlier ones being Chatres 44 (rendered almost illegible in 1944) which is 10th  cent., and Pembroke 25 (11th cent.).  Some of the sermons are also to be found in London BM Royal 5. E. XIX (11th-12th cent.) ff. 21-37, and Paris Bibliotheque Nationale latin 3794 ff. 18-31.  The primitive version would appear to have been written in the Kingdom of the West Franks in the 9th cent.  Barré also gives incipits and explicits, and some sources of the sermons as they appear in Pembroke 25.

J. E. Cross, Cambridge Pembroke College MS 25: a Carolingian Sermonary used by Anglo-Saxon preachers, King's College London Medieval Studies, vol.1 (London, 1987).

J. E. Cross, 'Wulfstan's De Antichristo in a twelfth-century Worcester manuscript', Anglo-Saxon England 20 (1991), 203-20.

J. B. Schneyer, Repertorium der Lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters: fur die Zeit von 1150-1350 vol. 9 (Munster, 1980) gives details of collections of homilies found in Balliol College, Oxford, MS. 240, ff. 56-136, 14th cent., which is identical to that found in St John’s B.20. 

With regard to the prayer on f. 135, L. Gjerlow, ‘Deus Pater Piissime (og Blykorsene fra stavanger Bispedomme)’, Saertrykk av Stavanger Museums Arbok (1954), 85-109.

L. Gjerlow ‘Notes upon the Book of Cerne and on MS Uppsala C. 222’, Sartryck ur Nordisk Tidskrift for Bok- och Biblioteksväsen 47 (1960).

K.D. Hartzell, Catalogue of manuscripts written or owned in England up to 1200 containing music (Woodbridge, 2006) no. 55.

Negative microfilm in St John’s College Library.

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