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Glossed Hymnal: MS 162

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Glossed Hymnal


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, v modern paper flyleaves + 38 fols. + v modern flyleaves, 178 x 122 mm (110 x 68 mm), 17 long lines for main text, varying number of lines of interlinear and marginal gloss, ruled in faint plummet, catchwords

BINDING: Late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, leather over pasteboards, gold- tooled around edges, LAUDES M.S.S. 1230 gold-stamped on spine

SECUNDO FOLIO: nauta vires colligit (main text), Quo nostro Christo (gloss)

SCRIPT: Gothic bookhand (textualis)

fols. 1r-9v Hymns for the Offices of the days of the week
fols. 10r-30v Hymns for the Temporal and the Sanctoral from Advent Sunday to the feast of St Martin (11 Nov.)
fols. 30v-34v Hymns for the Common of Saints
fols. 34v-35r Hymns for Trinity Sunday
fols. 35r-35v Hymns for the Dedication of a Church
fols. 36r-37r Hymns for St Francis
fol. 38v Hymn for a confessor bishop (fifteenth-century addition)

Red and blue pen-flourished initial [P, 4 ll.] with foliate infill (fol. 1r); red penwork initials [2 ll.] for incipits of hymns.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1890)


Early 14th Century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1300

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of parchment Text: Height 110 mm Width 68 mm
Page: Height 178 mm Width 122 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: main text

  • Text: nauta vires colligit
  • Secundo folio

Inscription present: gloss

  • Text: Quo nostro
  • Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 162
Primary reference Number: 209455
Project ID: 390
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Audit data

Created: Friday 14 October 2016 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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