|Specific title||Manuscript leaf: Collects and Readings for Passion Week Beals 34 recto) |
|Date||Late 13th/Early 14th century |
|Earliest Date||1275 |
|Latest Date||1450 |
|Country of Origin||Unknown |
|Genre||Collectar or Communale |
|Dimensions||175 x 130 mm (text block: 130 x 95 mm) |
|Number of Folios||Single leaf recto |
|Script||Gothic: Textualis semi-quadrata (2 mm and 1 mm) |
|Decoration||Text in black ink, with rubrics in red.|
Four plain (Lombard) initials, in red. The two at the margins are 12 mm, and those inside the text are 5 mm. Other majuscules are highlighted in red.
|Notes||This manuscript is of northern European origin, perhaps England.|
Layout: One column, 22 lines.
Script: Punctuation; x and h sweep; Crossed Tironian et; uncial and upright d; Lower bow of g slants right and is roughly the same size as the upper bow; Biting and breaking; Feet on the minims; D with broken back; Inverted c for con; Strokes over i; Insular aspect to abbrev. for pro. Spurs on initial l and some ascenders; shaft of t above headstroke.
Excellent condition, has been trimmed.
Dates written in later hand in the bottom margin: 177 (crossed out), 1712 (crossed out), 1672.
|Contextual Notes||Before the missal (mass book) became commonplace, there were smaller, more specialized books for use by the priest celebrating mass: the collectar or communal. These became more rare after the 13th century, though they continued to be used/made throughout the Middle Ages. This leaf contains the opening prayers (collects) and closing prayers over the people (said only during Lent) for Passion Week and Palm Sunday.|
|Incipit||[suppli]//cationibus nostris omnipotens deus et quibus fiduci[am] |
|Explicit||[ma]lis omnibus secura tibi mente serviamus. Per. Sabbato.// |
|Text source||Catholic Church: Liturgy. |
|Subjects||Catholic Church--Liturgy; Missals; Collectar; Communale; Manuscripts--Medieval; |
|Digital Collection||Medieval and Historical Manuscripts |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Identification Number||Beals 34r |
|Object Type||Manuscript, medieval |
|Provenance||Walter B. Beals Collection |
|Restrictions||All items in the collection are fragile, and permission is needed to view them, Access by appointment only. |
|Reference||Krochalis, Jeanne E. and E. Ann Matter, "Manuscripts of the Liturgy, " The Liturgy of the Medieval Church, 2nd edition. Ed. by Thomas J. Heffernan and E. Ann Matter, Medieval Institute Publications: 2005.|
Brown, 86-87; Bischoff, 130-35; Derolez 84-100; Capelli 257.
|Staff notes||Dating from paleographic analysis: spurs on ascenders, top bow of a not closed, use of vertical d, equal sized bows of g, diacritical strokes over i, shaft of t above headstroke. All suggest transition from 13th to 14th century styles.|