Horae ad usum Sarum (Salisbury)
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Horae BVM.] Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’
[b8r] [Suffragia.] As H‑179, 1-17. Wordsworth 44-5; Hoskins 109-10.
[f8r] [Salve regina.] Incipit: ‘[S]alue regina misericordie . . .’ Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 18147; AH 50 no. 245.
[g1v] [Quinque gaudia BVM.] Incipit: ‘[G]aude virgo mater Christi . . .’ Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 7017; AH 42 no. 73 / 1a; 2a; 5a; 6a; 7a; Meersseman, Akathistos, II 39, 207; Hoskins 110.
[g2r] [Septem gaudia BVM.] Incipit: ‘[G]aude flore virginali . . .’ Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 6810; AH 31 no. 189; Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 343 no. xxxii; Hoskins 110.
[g3v] [Oratio.] Incipit: ‘[D]ulcissime domine Ihesu Christe fili dei viui qui beatissimam gloriosissimam humilem . . .’
[g4r] [Oratio ad BVM. contra pestem.] Incipit: ‘[S]tella celi extirpauit . . . [Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 19438]. [Oratio.] [D]eus misericordie deus pietatis . . .’ Wordsworth 69.
[g4v] [Ad elevationem corporis Christi.] Incipit: ‘[A]ue verum corpus natum . . . [Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 2175]. [Oratio.] [A]ue Iesu Christe verbum patris . . . [Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 1844].
[g6r] [Post elevationem calicem.] Incipit: ‘[D]omine Ihesu Christe qui hanc sacratissimam carnem . . .’ Soleil 83; Hoskins 111.
[g7r] [Septem psalmi penitentiales.] Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142.
[i1r] [Litaniae sanctorum.] ‘Victor cum sociis', ‘Ypolite cum sociis' among the martyrs; ‘Iuliane', ‘Gildarde', ‘Medarde', ‘Albine', ‘Eusebi', ‘Swethine', ‘Birine' among the confessors; ‘Affra', ‘Editha' among the virgins and widows.
[k1r] [Officium defunctorum.] Incipit: ‘Antiphona. Placebo . . .’
Imprint: [London: William de Machlinia, c.1484]. 8°.
Remarks: As dated by BMC and Sheppard.
Collation: [a–c8 d4 e–o8 . . .]
Illustrations: Eight large woodcuts (83 × 59 mm), facsimiles in Smith; some borders decorated with floral designs.
Remarks: Leaf [a2r]: ‘[ ]Omine labia | mea aperies | Et os meum | annunciabit | laudem tuam | . . .'; [g7r]: ‘Ne reminiſcaris | [ ]Omine ne in furore | tuo arguas me . . .'; [k1r]: ‘Placebo | [ ]Ilexi qm̄ exaudiet | dn̄s vocem oraci | onis mee . . .'; [o8r], l. 1: ‘nis peccata admiſerunt tua venia | miſericordiſſme pietatis abſterge | Per criſtū Requieſcant | in pace Amen' [o8v]: [woodcut, Crucifixion, within borders.]
Hain: C 3129;
BMC: BMC XI;
Proctor: Pr 9769;
Others: Duff 176; Hoskins 3; Oates 4184; Rhodes 933; Sheppard 7513-15; STC 15869; George Smith, William de Machlinia, the Primer on Vellum Printed by Him in London about 1484 (London, 1929).
Copy number: H-182(1)
Wanting [a1], [f4, 5], [i8], [n1-3, 8], and all after gathering [o].
Printed on parchment.
Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf, with double blind fillets across the spine, around the boards, and two pairs vertically c.25 mm. from the spine. Board edges with three gilt dots and a dash. On the verso of the first front endleaf: ‘new bound 16th March 1605 Mw. L: Libr:' Probably Matthew Lownes (†1625), London bookseller; but it must refer to a previous binding, for the present one is the same as a number of other bindings by Hugh Hutchinson of Durham (c.1662 or 1665-95); see A. I. Doyle, ‘Hugh Hutchinson Bookbinder of Durham c.1662 or 1665-95', Book Collector, 24 (1975), 25-32.
Size: 139 × 104 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 130 × 95 mm.
On the last front endleaf, an obliterated note of ownership identified by Neil Ker as the Revd Thomas Rud's usual ex-libris for the Durham Episcopal Library. On the same leaf is a list of contents in George Davenport's hand. Some manuscript signatures in the lower right-hand corner of recto leaves.
Borders and woodcuts coloured: see A. S. G. Edwards, ‘Decorated Caxtons', in Incunabula, ed. Davies, 493-506, at 495. Five- to six-line initials are supplied in gold edged in black, on a red and blue chequered ground, some with white pen-work decoration, edged in black. Two-line initials are supplied in gold, some with blue pen-work decoration; other initials, paragraph marks, and line fillers are supplied in red or blue. Rubrics in red. Capital strokes in red.
Provenance: George Davenport (†1677); on the front pastedown: ‘Geo. Davenport. 1648'. Durham, Cosin's Library (Episcopal Library): obliterated inscription on front endleaf: ‘Liber Bibliothecae Episcopalis D[unelmensis] V. I.' According to A. I. Doyle (June 1994) this book was stolen from Durham some time in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century: the book is in the transcript of Rud's catalogue of the medieval manuscripts compiled c.1720-30; see Catalogues of the Library of Durham Cathedral (Surtees Society, 1838). There is no note of its loss in the transcript, but E. V. Stocks noted in his manuscript index to Rud (1913) that it was missing for years prior to 1911, and there is an early pencil note that it is wanting in MS. B. i. 33, a shelf-list of after 1771. James McDonnell (†1845); partly obliterated inscription on front pastedown: from someone with a name possibly ending ‘Dr[?] Peter[?]' ‘of Du[rham]' or perhaps ‘Du[blin]' to ‘James McDonnell esqr of Belfast'; not found in A Catalogue of the Extensive & Valuable Library of the Late James McDonnell . . . to be Sold by Auction by Mr. Hyndman . . . on Wednesday, the 3rd day of January, 1849 (Belfast, 1848). George Smith (fl. 1928-1945); bought by him at an auction in 1928 and announced in a letter to The Times, 28 Nov. 1928. Presented in 1945 by Frank Berenger Benger, and George Smith; see BLR 2 (1945), 112-13.
SHELFMARK: Arch. G f.16.
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