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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Initials containing scenes or figures germane to the text.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

MS 27: Composite manuscript including two texts, early 14th century; early 15th century

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Identifier: MS 27
Contents Contains two texts bound together, in five different hands.The manuscript is a Sarum Breviary with a full Sarum Litany, and a Kalendar. This is in four different hands.Additionally, ff.ir-iiv and ff.231v-232v feature a Chronicle of Scottish History.The texts are described separately, under MS 27/ff. ir-iiv, 231v-232v and MS 27/ff. 1r-482v. Writing The script is good and uniform. The chronicle section, on...
Dates: early 14th century; early 15th century

MS 33: Gradual, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 33
Scope and Contents A Gradual (or graduale) is a book which contains the chants sung during the Mass. It includes the music notation together with the words. Like the Breviary, it is divided into distinct parts according to the two main cycles of the liturgical year, which contain respectively all the parts of the liturgy which vary in accordance to a specific observance (proprium de tempore, 'proper of time' and...
Dates: 15th century

MS 38: Book of Hours (Use of Rome) , c 1503

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Identifier: MS 38
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin from the 16th century, of Italian provenance. The Use is that of Rome. It was probably copied in Bologna and the Kalendar also seems to support this origin (see local saints reported).The scribe has written the Greek word telos ('end') at the end of the Hours of the Virgin (f. 119v), Penitential Psalms (f. 122v) and Office of the Dead...
Dates: c 1503

MS 40: Book of Hours (Use of Sarum), second half of the 15th century

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Identifier: MS 40
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin from the 15th century following the Use of Sarum. It was probably written for use in the diocese of Lincoln, but the illumination is French, and possibly the hand also (see local saints in the Kalendar for the connection with Lincoln).Kalendar: starts on f. 1r. Contains commemorations of Saints and Martyr, and other festivities (the most important are written in red). Miniatures illustrate activities linked to the season.The Lincoln...
Dates: second half of the 15th century

MS 49: Prayer Book and Book of Hours, late 15th century

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Identifier: MS 49
Contents The manuscript is a Prayer Book and Book of Hours from the late 15th century that originated in Italy.The Penitential Psalms start on f.1r.The Litany starts on f.12r.The Prayers start on f.22v. These include the Ave Maria, Pater Noster, Credo, and Salve Regina.The ...
Dates: late 15th century

MS 57: Psalter, 1300-1330

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Identifier: MS 57
Contents The manuscript is an English Psalter that was created in the 14th century, between 1300 and 1330, possibly in Worcester.There is a Title Page on f.1r. There is some custodial history information, as well as some scribbles and drawings, dating from later than the rest of the manuscript.The Litany of the Virgin starts on f.2r.The Virtutes Psalmorum Psalterii hec sint start on f.3r. This section begins with ...
Dates: 1300-1330

MS 61: Psalter with Anthems (Roman Use), early 16th century

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Identifier: MS 61
Contents This manuscript contains a psalter of Roman Use with anthems, written in Latin in the early 16th century, and of Italian origin. The book is of a considerable size and its binding is particularly interesting, as it is a decorated with brass pins, studs, and other different shapes. Some of the hymns at the beginning and at the end are incomplete. It has several vellum page markers for its different sections.ContentsHymns (Roman Use): start on f....
Dates: early 16th century

MS 77: Summa Confessionalis by Antoninus, Archbishop of Florence, 1 September 1472

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Identifier: MS 77
Contents This book is usually known as Summa Confessionalis, Summula de Confessionis or simply Confessionale. It is a guidebook for confessors in the Catholic doctrine written by Antoninus of Florence (1389–1459), a Dominican friar, archbishop of Florence, and considered Saint in the Catholic Church. There are different versions of the book. It was a compilation of several treatises by Antoninus but it...
Dates: 1 September 1472

MS 151: Composite manuscript containing nine texts, 14th century

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Identifier: MS 151
Contents Contains nine texts bound together, in different hands.Of note, the endpaper at the beginning of the manuscript is an interesting fragment from an Antiphoner of the 9th or 10th century. The other endpaper is a textual fragment too, although from later that the 9th/10th centuries.ff. 1r-8v: Bull of Pope Honorius III to Saint Francis and the brothers of the Orderff. 9r-13r: Bull of Pope Gregory IXff. 14r-50r: Bull of Pope Nicholas III from 1279, 'Exiit qui seminat'ff....
Dates: 14th century