THE SOUTH WEALD MISSAL

MS 673
MS Short Title THE SOUTH WEALD MISSAL
Text
  1. MISSAL, USE OF SARUM
  2. LIST OF FESTIVAL DAYS
Description MS in Latin and Middle English (text 2) on vellum, South Weald, Essex, 1405-10, 248 ff. (-16), 41x29 cm, 2 columns, (29x20 cm) 36 lines in a Gothic liturgical book script, music of square notation on a 4-line red staff, red or blue initials with fleurissons, 15 large illuminated initials with bar borders and foliate sprays, 1 large illuminated initial with full border in the style of the workshop of Herman Scheere.
Binding South Weald, Essex, England, ca. 1410, goatskin over stout oak boards, sewn on 7 double thongs, with goatskin chemise, now trimmed and folded over inside boards, with text 2 as pastedown.
Provenance 1. Church of St. Peter, South Weald, Essex (from ca. 1410); 2. Henry Lymbur (16th c.); 3. H.C. Pratt, Brentwood, Essex (1990); 4. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary Chemise bindings are rare. For another chemise binding, see MS 692.
Published Text 2. The Index of Middle English Prose. Handlist X. Irma Taavitsainen: Manuscripts in Scandinavian Collections. Cambridge, Brewer, 1994, p. 30.
Place of origin Essex, England
Dates 1405 - 1410 AD

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