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HORAE (SARUM)

MRJ number: 
251
College classmark: 
N.18

Vellum, 8.375 x 6.125, ff. 90 + 1, 14 lines to a page.  15th cent., first half, in a very good hand.  Written in France for English use.

The sides of the old binding, stamped leather with small square stamps of cock, squirrel, crowned H (?), etc., are preserved in the modern binding.

Bookplate of Sir Samuel Prime, Knt.

Collation :  1 flyleaf, 16 (wants 1, 6) 26 38 (wants 1, 8) 4 (five) 58 68 (wants 4, 5, 7) 78 (wants 1, 8) 88 (wants 5) 98 (wants 2, 7) 108 118 (wants 1) 128 138 (wants 1, 2) 148 (wants 2, 7) 15? (one left), 1 flyleaf.

 

Contents:

Kalendar (wanting January and June) in black and red     .               .         f.    1

Hours of the Virgin (use of Sarum) and of the Cross         .               .               11

The first leaf of each Hour removed.

Seven Psalms and Litany, first leaf gone and Litany mutilated        .               61

O intemerata, first leaf gone, 85.  Obsecro te, 89b.

 

In the Kalendar:

 

Feb.

 

Mar.

 

 

Ap.

 

 

May

July

 

Aug.

 

 2.

13.

 2.

18.

20.

 4.

11.

19.

 7.

 8.

17.

 6.

31.

Brigide.

Ermenilde.

Albini.

Edward, in red.

Cuthbert, in red.

Ricardi Ep.

Cuthlaci C.

Alphegi ep.

Johannis Ep. (of Beverley).

Transl. S. Thome archiep. in red.

Kenelm.

Oswald, in red.

Cuthburga.

Sept.

 

 

Oct.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov.

 

 

 5.

16.

25.

 2.

 3.

 5.

 7.

12.

13.

16.

16.

17.

20.

Transl. S. cuthberti.

Eadithe.

Firmini.

Remigii.

Leodegarii.

Francisci.

Transl. S. Hugonis.

Wlfridi sociorumque.

Transl. S. Edwardi, in red.

Wlfrani.

Edmundi arch.

Hugonis Ep.

Edmundi R., in red.

 

In the Litany: Martyrs (imperfect): Kenelm, Edward, Oswald, Alban, Edmund, Thomas.

Confessors:  Cuthbert, Wilfrid, Swithin, Dunstan, John (of Beverley), Aidan, Botulph, ... Wulstan, Hugo.

Virgins: Kynesburga, Kyneswitha ... Etheldreda, Sexburga, Werburga, Milburga, Mildreda.

The occurence of Kyneburga and Kyneswitha (Peterborough) and the prominence of Hugo (of Lincoln) point clearly to that part of England as the home of the owner.

The ornament that survives in the kalendar shows that what is lost must have been of good, but not exceptionally good, quality.

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