Earlier this year I catalogued a Missal of the Use of York, one of only a dozen known to survive, with an interesting provenance, owned by someone who wanted to sell it to a public institution. Maggs handled the deal and everyone involved is happy with the result: it is now at Lambeth Palace Library.
In the process of cataloguing it I became familiar with the features that distinguish the Use of York calendar from the much more common Use of Sarum, as outlined by Richard Pfaff, The
Liturgy in Medieval
England: a History,
While browsing Digital Scriptorium (from which all the images below are taken) in advance of a recent visit to the Grolier Club, New York, I noticed that their MS 3 has most of these features.
Saturday 24 October 2015
Saturday 17 October 2015
I have written a few times before about an interesting manuscript written by the scribe Pietro Ursuleo. Today I found a reproduction of a leaf that I had not seen before, from its litany of saints :
Thursday 15 October 2015
Over the past several weeks some people have contacted me to ask about Erik's site, www.chd.dk, which seems to be down again.
I've put a copy of it, for the time being, on my own webspace: it can be found at manuscripts.org.uk/chd.dk/
I'm unusually busy at present, but hope to resume normal blogging soon ...
Posted by Peter Kidd at 19:25
Friday 2 October 2015
On a recent visit to New York I looked at some of the manuscripts at the Brooklyn Museum. Among the more interesting ones is MS 19.74, with decorative motifs free-floating in the margins, in the manner of manuscripts illuminated by the Master of the David Scenes , such as these, accompanying the gospel extracts at the beginning of the volume:
Posted by Peter Kidd at 07:07