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BREVIARY (SARUM)

MRJ number: 
146
College classmark: 
F.9

    Vellum, 7.5 x 5.25, ff. 457, double columns of 36 lines.  15th cent., clear hand.

    Donor T. C. S.

    Collation: 18 - 208 2110 - 2610 276 288 - 418 4210 - 5310 (+1) 546.   

 

    Contents: 

       Breviarium Romanum sec. Usum Sarum.

       1.  Proprium de Tempore              .               .               .               .               f. 1

       2. Kalendar     .               .               .               .               .               .               221

       3.  Psalter        .               .               .               .               .               .               227

           (2, 3 in another hand).

       4.  Proprium Sanctorum                .               .               .               .               275

       5.  Commune Sanctorum              .               .               .               .               422b (438b)

       Ending with office In natiuitate cuiuslibet matrone.

       Then follow

       In transl. S. Hugonis Ep.              .               .               .               .               451 (459)b            

       In another hand             .               .               .               .               .               452 (460)

       Offices for SS. David, Chad, Wenefred, John of Beverley, the Virgin.

       In a later hand, on last page,

       Collect for S. John of Beverley.

 

  In the kalendar:

     Jan.      17.   S. Antonii, added in margin.

     Mar.    1, 2.  David, Chad, original.

     Ap.       11.  S. Guthlaci presb. et anachorite, added late.

     May        7.  Dep. s. Johannis beuerlaci iii lect. cum re. ri., added.

     June       3.   S. Erasmi Ep., added late.

     July        2.   Visit. b. M. V.         

     Aug.      12.  S. Clare V. et fundatrix minorissarum, added.

     Oct.        6.  Transl. S. Hugonis Ep.

                   17.  S. Etheldrede V. non m., added late.

                   19.  S. Frediswide V.                         

     Nov.        3.  Wenefreda, original.

                   17.  Hugo Ep. in red.

     Dec.        4.  S. Osmundi Ep., added late.

                     9.  Obitus  Alcie Colby1.       

 

    I gather from the above that the book perhaps belonged to a house of Franciscan nuns (cf. St Clare), and that it comes from the diocese of Lincoln (prominence of St Hugh).  But S. Francis does not occur in the Kalendar or Sanctoral.

 

1.  Note that F.10 was the property of a Franciscan friar Richard Colby.

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