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San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 35 B 53
Description: ff. ii + 158 + ii - Bound, ca. 1840, in dark green morocco with the Bridgewater crest blind stamped on both covers; rust marks on the final leaves indicate that the book was once chained at the top and bottom of the back cover; gilt edges. - Written in France in the second half of the thirteenth century; was shortly thereafter in England. Among the fifteenth century marginalia in English hands: f. 100, "Ego pravo [?] Ricardus lely convisi ille est manus pravus istius societatis et Iohannes cestren. et cetera tomas ia"; f. 110v, "Dominus Willelmus de brunbury persona eclesie de ald__?___"; f. 111, "__?___ de dusbere Omnibus est notum quod multum __?___"; f. 119v, "Et quere enim gelido zeperus fer __?___ sire et bone Ami __?___ Iohannes de Arderne honorables et reverentes de tous amitez sachez sire que ioe ai travalie en tour vous bosognies tentivement pour coe que ioe ne voliei que ne vous fustis descu quant" (ending abruptly; an apparently different hand on f. 133v also makes reference to "gelides zefferus"; the various repetitions of the verse, "Fuit homo missus…Iohannes" appear to be in a different hand); f. 146, "hugo de Lincoln." On f. 1, the pressmark "I:3./2." in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater. The current Bridgewater pressmark and the bookplate from that Library on the front pastedown. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington with the Bridgewater Library in 1917. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, 135.
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Language: Latin Country: France Century: 13th
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Part 1: ff. 1-158v
Description: - Parchment - 175 x 235 mm - 1-212 310 4-512 68 (leaves/quire missing after f. 66) 7-912 1010^10# 1112 126 1310 1412 158(-7, 8). Leaves signed in roman numerals; quire 3 bound upside down. Ruled space, 178 x 135 mm; 9 lines of text and music; text ruled in lead.
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Assigned Date: s. XIII2Searchable Date Range: 1250 - 1299
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Script: Gothic
Music: Notation on red 4-line staves; a rare 5th line for script?
Notes: Considerable marginalia by several contemporary and later English hands, some of which supplement the masses with both text and music. Latin
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Text 1: ff. 1-158v
Title: Gradual
Language(s): Latin
Notes: ff. 1-76, Temporale; ff. 76-78v, Common of saints; ff. 78v-154, Sanctorale, ff. 154-158v, Votive masses for the dedication of a church, the vigil of an apostle, the Trinity, Angels, two masses (introits: Domine refugium; Aqua sapiencie), the Holy Spirit, the Cross, the Virgin, and, added in less formal hand, Alleluia of the feast of Corpus Christi.