The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark B.1.30A
Manuscript Title

Fragments from a Pontifical

Alternative Title

Pontifical.

James Number 28
Date 10th cent
Century 10th
Physical Description

Phase II Anglo-Saxon Square minuscule.

Provenance

This fragment has been extracted from B.1.30 (James no. 28)

Size (cm) 20.5 x 15
Material Parchment
Language Latin
Notes

Neil Ker disputed James' dating: 'can hardly be earlier than 2nd quarter 10th'. Rosamund McKitterick assigns it to the late 10th/early 11th century. Helmut Gneuss identifies the fragment as coming from a Pontifical. Another single leaf fragment from the same Pontifical is in the Beinecke Rare Book and MS Library, Yale University.

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Contents

Two fragments from a single leaf of a Pontifical.
On one side a prayer for St Sigismund, an early sixth-century king of the Burgundians; on the other side an 'Oratio ad Capillatura'.
More fragments from this service-book survive as Yale, Beinecke Library, 320.

James' text:

Recto, ...pro prsenti egroto tuo illo · qui
...quartano laborat . ut ab eo
...u ardore repelli iubeas. Et
sem]per inomnibus. muniatur auxi
...i, per dnm. [Rubr.] PFAT.
...hunc famulum tuum. ideo corpo
raliter uerberas ut mente proficiat
cleme]nter ostendis · quod sit pietatis tue
...ra saluatio · dum preces operetur
.. no]bis(?) · etiam ipsa infirmitas · me
...ia; tu ergo domine deus noster qui elec
ti tui] Sigismundi regis triumphum mar
tyrii] contulisti · secutus · gratiae · con
...tus misericordiam; tua enim do
na st] omnipotens pater · ut per communionem
cor]poris et sanguinis tui; In honr

Verso, geli atque archangeli · per. [Rubr.]
red D omine sancte pater omnipotens aeterne deus. t[e humi
liter depracamur · ut accipien[tem
hunc famulum tuum · illum · sacro s[anctum cor
pus et sanguinem ihu xpi dn[i nostri
tam corporis quam anime sit ·...
black S uccurre quesumus domine famuli tui ‚óŹ
ill. Et opem tuam tribue benign[us
infirmis · ut sincera mente · e [presen
tis uite remediis gaudeat et.
[Rubr.] ORAtiO AD CAPILLATVRA.
Omnipotent sempiterne deus respice propiti[us super
hunc famulum tuum · illum · quem ad n...(?)
tondendi gratiae uocare dign[atus
es · tribuens ei remissionem om[nium
peccatorum atque celestium donor[um.

On the lower margin of these is (xiii):
A Agmina.
Ysodorus de ortu vita et obitu patrum no. et ue. test. et alia multa continentur hic. Namwaldorum.

Bibliography

Dumville, D. N, 'On the Dating of Some Late Anglo-Saxon Liturgical Manuscripts', Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society 10 (1991-5), 40-57, at 42-3.

Dumville, D. N., Liturgy and the Ecclesiastical History of Late Anglo-Saxon England, Studies in Anglo-Saxon History 5 (Woodbridge, 1992), pp. 68, 76, 95.

Gneuss, H., Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: a List of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100, Medieval and Renaissance Studies 241 (Tempe, AZ, 2001), no. 157 [with New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, 320; dates x2/4 or x med.]

Gneuss, H. and Lapidge, M., Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A Biographical Handlist of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100 (Toronto, 2014), no. 157

Gneuss, H., 'Liturgical Books in Anglo-Saxon England and their Old English Terminology', in Learning and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England, ed. M. Lapidge and H. Gneuss (Cambridge, 1985), pp. 91-141, at 132.

Keynes, S., Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts and Other Items of Related Interest in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, Old English Newsletter Subsidia 18 (Binghampton, NY, 1992), no. 3 + pl. III.

Shailor, B. A., Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Yale, II: MSS 251-500, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 48 (Binghampton, 1987), pp. 126-8 [on Beinecke MS 320, which seems to have come from the same manuscript]

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