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Bod-Inc: M-276


Missale Saresberiense (Salisbury).


Analysis of Content

[*2r] ‘Tabula'.

[*4r] ‘Benedictio salis et aque'. Missale Sarum, 29**–34**.

[*5r] [Calendarium.] Missale Sarum, 17**–28**.

A1r [Woodcut.]

A1v [Woodcut.]

A2r [Proprium de tempore.] Missale Sarum, 1-550.

M1r [Ordinarium missae.] The Ordinarium is inserted between the vigil of Easter and Easter day. Missale Sarum, 577-610, 635-8.

M7v [Woodcut: Crucifixion.]

M8r [Canon missae.] Missale Sarum, 613-34.

T3r ‘In dedicatione ecclesie'. Followed by ‘In octaua dedicationis', ‘In consecratione ecclesie', ‘In reconciliatione ecclesie'. Missale Sarum, 549-60.

T5r [Proprium de sanctis.] From ‘In vigilia s Andree ap' to ‘Lini pp'. Missale Sarum, 657-984.

Ee1r ‘Commune sanctorum'. Missale Sarum, 657*–734*.

Ff7v [Missae votivae.] Missale Sarum, 735*–828*.

Ii1r ‘Ordo ad faciendum sponsalia'. Missale Sarum, 829*–50*.

Ii5r ‘Ordo ad seruitium peregrinorum'. Missale Sarum, 850*–59*.

Ii7v [Missae pro defunctis.] Missale Sarum, 859*–85*.

Kk5v ‘Missa pro mortalitate euitanda quam dominus papa Clemens [Clement VI, Pont. Max. 1342-52] fecit . . . et concessit . . . cclx dies indulgentie'. Missale Sarum, 886*–92*.

Kk6v [Colophon.] The colophon gives details of the commissioning of the missal: ‘Inceptum et perfectum mandato et impensis Reuerendissimi in christo patris ac domini domini Johannis Morton, presbyteri cardinalis Cantuariensis archiepiscopi [1486-1500]'.


Imprint: London: Richard Pynson, 10 Jan. 1500. Folio.


Collation: [*10] A–I8 K L6 M8 N4 O–X Aa–Ii8 Kk6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.

Remarks: On this edition see Katja Airaksinen, 'The Morton Missal: the Finest Incunable made in England', Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 14,2 (2009), 147-79.


ISTC: im00721550

Hain: HC 11424;

Proctor: Pr 9797;

Others: Duff 329; Oates 4201; Rhodes 1210; Sheppard 7559-60; STC 16173; Weale–Bohatta 1398.

LCN: 14515992


Copy number: M-276(1)

Leaves M7-8, containing a woodcut (Crucifixion) and the Canon, are printed on parchment. For this copy see Airaksinen at pp. 159-60.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled sheep, with two metal clasps.

Size: 298 × 220 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 201 mm.

In the calendar, the feast for the octave of St Thomas (5 Jan.) and the word ‘pope' cancelled. On Hh6v ‘missa pro papa' cancelled. On rear endleaf is added the office for Henry VII, King of England (1485-1509): ‘Quesumus omnipotens et misericors Deus ut rex noster Henricus septimus qui tua miseratione regni suscepit gubernacula . . . Secretum. Munera quesumus domine oblata sanctifica . . . Postcommunio. Hec quesumus domine salutaris sancta perceptio famulum tuum Henricum . . . Pro defunctis. Inclina domine aurem tuam . . . Secretum. Animam famuli tui Regis nostri . . . Postcommunio. Annue nobis domine ut anima famuli tui . . . Colecta. Deus qui hoc regnum a catholice ecclesie unitate et obediencia Sathane malicia . . . Secreta. Deus et saluator noster Ihesus Christus . . . Postcommunio. Presta quesumus omnipotens deus ut nos qui per uniuersam misericordiam tuam ad catholice ecclesie unitatem . . .' On M8r in the prayer of the Canon, the word ‘Rege' has been added on the erasure of ‘papa'.

Woodcut and border on M7-8 are coloured.

Provenance: Richard Nykke (Nix?; 1445?–1536), Bishop of Norwich; inscription on Kk6v: ‘Liber Ric[ard]i Nor[wi]c[ensis] episcopi 1507'. Ralph Cantrell (sixteenth century); other members of his family; inscription on [*1v]: ‘Radulphus Cantrellus Thomas C. Willelmus C. Henricus C. Anna C. Bregget C. Elsebeth C.' Mileson Edgar (fl. 1784); signature: ‘M. Edgar 1784'; armorial book-plate, for which see Howe, Book Plates, 9546. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837); purchased at his sale (1837), lot 224, for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 25.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 1Q inf. 1.56.

SHELFMARK: Arch. G d.57.

Copy number: M-276(2)

Bound with a large number of other miscellaneous fragments.

A fragment consisting of two leaves, Q4.5.

Printed on parchment.

Binding: Bound in a modern guard-book of fragments.

Sizes of fragments: 300 × 210 mm.

‘1665' in black ink in the upper margin of Q4r; ‘Mill Book' in the upper margin of Q5v and ‘N. 79/N(?)' in the lower margin, both in a nineteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834). Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. b.1(33,34).

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