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Glossed Hymnal: MS 162

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Current Location: In storage


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)


14th Century, Early
Production date: circa AD 1300


  • Cambridge Illuminated

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
  • Type: Secundo folio

Inscription present: gloss

  • Text: Quo nostro
  • Type: 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: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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