Catholic Church Liturgy TextsManuscripts, Latin--FranceMissals--TextsManuscripts, Medieval
240 [i.e. 241] leaves : ill., music.
Title from contents.
Collation: i⁶, ii⁴, iii-iv⁸, v-xiii¹⁰, xiv⁸, xv-xxiii¹⁰, xxiv⁸, xxv-xxviii¹⁰, xxix⁶.
Leaves ii4, x10, xiii5-6, xiv7 (blank), xx9, xxii8-10, xxv9-10, xxvi1, xxvi5 wanting.
Written in a gothic liturgical script in dark brown with red rubrics. Contemporary foliation in red; modern foliation in pencil, with one unnumbered leaf between 42 & 43.
Numerous burnished gold initials on dark pink or blue grounds highlighted in white tracery. A few initials decorated with gold besants and burnished gold vine leaves on hair-line stems. Illuminated bracket-borders with coloured acanthus leaves, gold besants and vine leaves, flowers, fruits, and leaves on reserved grounds.
With five illuminated initials: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (170v), Sts Peter & Paul (182v), the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (195v), the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (200r), and St Michael the Archangel (204v).
Text in two columns with 30 lines of text per column.
Includes calendar with noteworthy Rodez saints and several Masses specifically for local use in the diocese of Rodez, France, including the "Dedicatio ecclesie ruthensis" (1 May). The diocese of Rodez was one of three in France that followed the Roman Rite at this time. The calendar reflects the calendar reforms passed in 1472 by the diocesan Bishop Bertrand de Chalencon.
Tanned leather calf binding of the 18th century, sewn on five raised bands, with gilt lettering on spine "Missale Romanum". Edges stained in red.
Purchase; Les Enluminures; 2014; MS.14.099.
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