Vellum, 27.75 x 18.375, ff. 87, five lines of music (5-line stave) and text to a page. Late 15th cent., in an immense hand, written in Spanish.
Binding of wooden boards covered with skin, with massive metal ornaments.
Collation : 18 - 118 (wants 8).
Common of Saints.
In natalitiis Confessorum non Pontificum Ad matutinum . f. 1
Inuitatorium. Regem confessorum dominum.
In natalitiis virginum . . . . . 24
In festo sancte martyris tantum et nec uirginis nec martyris . 44
In dedicatione Ecclesie . . . . . 49b
In communi martyrum tempore Paschali . . . 69
In communi Apostolorum et euangelistarum tempore paschali . 83b
There are a large number of initials, alternately blue on red and red on purple: the ground of each consists of a very elaborate panel of pen-work, skilfully done.
A similar service-book, larger but much mutilated, is at King's College.
John Evelyn's diary entry of 31 August 1654 records 'went first to St John's College … besides a vast old song book.'