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A Martyrology, based on and abbreviated from the work of Usuardus

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MS. Add. A. 283

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A Martyrology, based on and abbreviated from the work of Usuardus, with six prefatory pieces, the last of which explains the lunar tables prefixed to each day.

At fol. 92 'Istud martirologium scribi fecit et disposuit humilis et inutilis frater Henricus de Bercka ordinis Minorum de obseruancia, immeritus gardianus pro illo tempore conuentus in Hammone [Hamm in Westphalia] pro vsu huius loci. Et idem ... solicitauit consensum domine terre et tocius capituli pro conseruatione huius capelle ... quapropter petit... rectori huius domus et socio suo & vniuersis deuotis sororibus ... haberi commendatus', about A.D. 1500.

Dates

  • written in about A.D. 1500 in Westphalia

Extent

93 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 283, fols. 1-2]
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MS. Add. A. 283

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19580

Abstract

A Martyrology, based on and abbreviated from the work of Usuardus, written in about A.D. 1500 in Westphalia.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. V, no. 29400.

Custodial History

'Hic libellus pertinet ad templum ... sancte ... Trinitatis et beate Marie Virginis atque omnium [Sanctorum ?] quod germanice yn dem Heilbech [Hdbeck] nominatur ... Anno m ve xxix In die Oeuli mei [3rd Sunday in Lent] et cetera': there are many names of 'cantatores huius ecclesie' etc., chiefly from Cologne. Hilbeck is near Hamm in Westphalia. 'Richard de M. Lawson, London, February xxiii. mdccclvii'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Will. George, bookseller of Bristol (Catal. 117, no. 392), on Dec. 4, 1884, for £2, 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper; binding, brown leather on boards, almost plain, injured at the back

Dimensions

8 5/8 × 6 3/8 in.
Title
A Martyrology, based on and abbreviated from the work of Usuardus
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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