DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/20Sarum Breviary (fragment)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

An almost complete central bifolium from a small high-quality Sarum Breviary, very damaged.

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mjq085k01m.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 1 bifolium
Size: 180 mm x 152 mm

Condition of manuscriptStained and somewhat smudged.

No pricking or ruling visible. Written space 138 x 95 mm. 2 columns, 28 lines.


Written in small liturgicaltextura


Initials: to rubric at the start of each Sunday, 1-line, blue with red infilling and flourishing; to each lection and collect, 2-line, gold on bipartite ground of deep pink and blue decorated with white.

Manuscript history

Written in France, mid 15th century.


Formerly the cover of Shelfmark of source: SB 2220 (Routh LXXI.I.17) - Annibale Romei, The courtiers academie (London: printed by Valentime Sims, 1598), with handwritten spine-title, 17th century, and printed Routh collection spine-labels. Removed from book when rebound, October 1925, according to note by Stocks. Former reference: Portfolio I/19 (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).

Manuscript contents
Modern title: Sarum Breviary (fragment)
Date: mid 15th century
Incipit: re dicuntur quia
Explicit: munus tuum an
Language: Latin

Temporal, expositiones evangeliorum Trinity 4 lection ix - Trinity 6 vespers antiphon; Breviarium Sarum 1, mccccvi-x, here with the proper collects at the start of each Sunday.

Digitised material for Sarum Breviary, fragment - DUL Add.MS.1950/A/20
Digitised March 2018