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A Breviary for use in the Benedictine abbey of St. Peter at Peterborough, Written in the second half of the 14th century in England

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MS. Gough Liturg. 17

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A Breviary for use in the Benedictine abbey of St. Peter at Peterborough, consisting of:
  1. The Proprium de Tempore (fol. 1)
  2. Calendar (fol. 113b)
  3. Psalter with Te Deum, Athanasian creed, litany and Office for the Dead (fol. 119)
  4. Proprium Sanctorum (fol. 165c)
  5. Commune Sanctorum (fol. 270)
  6. The Dedicatio appears to be on Sept. 29 (fol. 250)
  7. A (late) index of Saints commemorated, etc., is at fol. 112a

Dates

  • Written in the second half of the 14th century in England

Extent

306 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Gough Liturg. 17

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 18330

Custodial History

'Liber fratris Humfridi Natures monachi de burgo sancti Petri, cuius anime Deus propicietur. Amen.' (15th century ?): a Humphrey Natures received a pension from 1534 till at least 1553, as monk of Peterborough, and was rector of Paston 1548-53, but this writing appears to be not later than the 15th century Owned also by 'Tho. Martin [of Palgrave], Lond. 1718.'.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated borders, initials, etc.

Dimensions

5 1/8 × 4 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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