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17388 MISSA GOTHICA seu Mozarabica et Officium itidem Gothicum
[cum explanationibus F. A. Lorenzanæ], sm. folio, printed in red and black with musical notes and plates, calf, £2. 16s
Angelopoli [i.e. Puebla in Mexico], 1770 This is not the complete Missal, but the Preparatio and Missa omnium offerentium printed from a Visigothic MS., with Lorenzana's observations ; followed by the Horco and the Commune Sanctorum from the Mozarabic Breviary.
17389 LIBER MISSALIS, SECUNDUM CONSUETU
DINEM SEDIS VALENTIÆ, CUM CALENDARIO, large folio.
Splendid Spanish Manuscript on Vellum, finely illuminated in gold and colours, the first page of text ornamented with an exquisite Arabesque Border, displaying an escutcheon (gules, three roses
, or) supported by flying Cupids,
Cupids, and a beautiful Miniature of the Annunciation richly painted in colours and heightened with gold. Before the Canon of the Mass are two large Paintings (12 by 8 inches) of the Ecce Homo and the CRUCIFIXION, by an EARLY SPANISH ARTIST, admirably executed in vivid colours heightened with gold; the whole volume in astonishingly perfect preservation, and bound in the original oak boards, covered with stamped morocco, £220.
Sec. xv (1477) This splendid manuscript was written in the year 1477, as appears from the first leaf of calendar, which commences "In hoc Anno Domini m.cccc.lxxvii est littera dominicalis e ut in cruce.” Specimens of Spanish art are excessively rare, and the present MS. is one so remarkably fine and so brilliantly decorated, in the Italian style, which was then followed by the Aragonese, that it would form a specially valuable feature in any palæographical collection. There is, as compared with the Italianesque ornamentation, a more distinctive character in the two large paintings, which are truly imposing works of Art, somewhat in the Flemish style. The face of the mother in the Crucifixion is an extremely beautiful composition.
17390 ORDINARIUZ DE MINISTRAOE SACRAMENTORUM secundum con
suetudinez alme metropolitane sedis Valeñ. sm. 4to. woodcut of the Crucifixion, wanting last leaf, relium gilt, £5.
(? Valentiæ, J. Jofre, 1514) There is in the Salvá collection a copy of the edition of 1527 ; but in a pote on the subject Salvá alludes tu an edition of 1514 as described by Villanueva.
Illuminated MS. on Vellum, with painted initials
tion ex dono on two leaves of the text.
casti- gatū; ppulerisqz caracterib' im / pressū; officia oim
Rothomagi, per Magistrū Martini
black lettet, printed in red and black, with the Music; beautiful
ARE NOTICED, viz. in the Bodleian library, University library,
Byrchman, 28 Nov. 1514
SARUM – continued.
gothic letter, printed in red and black, with the Music; numerous
[Antverp. Chr. Ruremund, 1528]
it is hardly possible to verify the description given above.
NUNC RECENS TYPIS ELEGANTIORIBUS EXARATUM | HISTORIIS NOUIS
bound in black morocco extra, gilt edges, tooled in antique
pro Guilielmo Merlin, 1555 17395
the same; folio, with two leaves printed on Vellum, very fine copy, notwithstanding a few small wormholes, in the original oak boards, re-covered by Broadbere, who has preserved the old stamped sides, gilt edges, with brass clasps and corners, the original sides stamped with several devices, including the fleur-delis, a portcullis, and the initials H. R. £65.
1555 The H. R. (i.e., Henricus Rex or Henrici Regis) implies that this copy was originally bound for Queen Mary, for whom, no doubt, the old tools and ornaments of her father's royal library were still used.
A copy wanting two leaves fetched at Sotheby's, in 1864, £85. The above two, which are perfect, are consequently cheap in comparison. This is beyond dispute the finest of all the editions of the Sarum Missal, and is also one of the last, as they ceased to be printed in 1557, shortly before Elizabeth's accession to the throne. Most of the copies that survived the reforming rage of the sixteenth century were mutilated, and Mr. Maskell (Mon. Rit. I, lxiv) notices that the fine large woodcut of God the Father, crowned with a papal tiara, and surrounded by the apostolical symbols, on the second vellum leaf of the Canon," is a rare picture, and seldom found in printed Missals." The name of Guillaume Merlin, whose initials appear on the two large engravings, will have to be added to the lists of Bartsch and others, as one of the greatest masters of his art. The accomplished critic already mentioned, remarks, in his work on Ancient Liturgies (pref. p. vii), in reference to all the old English service books, that “Of late years the demand for them has increased tenfold, and their price, always great, has naturally increased with the demand, so as to put them, when they do occur beyond the reach of men who are nevertheless the most anxious to obtain them.” Parts of the marriage service are, as
usual, in old English.
and Music, the last six leaves a little stained, brown morocco, gilt
Lodini, per Johannem Kingsto et Henricum Sutton, 1555
17397 MISSALE ad vsum ecclesie Sarisb. sm. 4to. brown morocco extra,
Kyngston et Sutton, 1555
The unusual name of Cæsaris Burgus is given to Salisbury in some quaint Latin verses on the title-page, in which the purchase of this improved book is recommended to the priest. They begin thus :
Sanctorum qui sancta soles intrare sacerdos
Hoc missale novum (si michi credis) emas.
Surtees Society, 1874
ECCLESIE ụsum ; PARS ESTIVALIS, 4to. printed in red and black,
BRYCKMANN civis coloniensis (with his device), 1525
Within the cover of this volume is pasted a copy of a PLENARY
the Mastership of the Hospital,
buriensis castigatum, pars estiualis, cum Calendario, sm. 4to.
Londini [Rob. Caley] 1555
ecclesie vsum, cum Calendario, pars estiualis, sm. 4to. fine copy
J. Kyngston et H. Sutton, 1556
QUAM | DE SANCTIS PORTIFORII ad insignis ecclesie usum Saris-
Parisiis, Joannes le Blanc pro Guillelmo Merlin, 1556
no copy at all), wbether there ever was a title or if any more than the Pars
at Puttick's, in 1855, £15. 158.
Surtees Society, 1880-83
Library), with foot-note collations of the remaining six known editions.
Blew), 2 very thick vols. 4to. BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED IN RED AND
The Books of Ritual of the Scottish Church which were saved from
four copies (and no one of these altogether perfect) can be traced.
facsimile on 16 pp. of an extra sheet found in the Glammes copy
17396 PSALTERIUM CUM PRECIBUS, 12mo.
Manuscript on Vellum, of ENGLISH EXECUTION, with several Miniatures and grotesque figures, enclosed within the illuminated initials, bound in red morocco extra, gilt edges, by BEDFORD, £36.
circa A.D. 1280 On the last page there is a copy (made about the year 1300) of a royal grant, dated the 14th of Edward I (1286), which bears at foot the name of Robert Baldok (afterwards Chancellor of England, “a false pyled clerck” according to the Cronycles of England) who died in 1327. On a blank page towards the end of the book there are some instructions and prayers
for chanted masses, in a handwriting contemporary with the text,