Proctor, Robert; binder
other; type of text
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, iii modern paper flyleaves + contemporary parchment flyleaves + 161 fols. + iii modern paper flyleaves, 140 x 90 (110 x 70) mm, 23 long lines, ruled in faint brown ink.
BINDING: brown goatskin over wooden boards (retained from earlier binding), Robert Proctor, Fitzwilliam Museum, 1993; gold-tooled brown leather covers of earlier, eighteenth-century binding preserved with manuscript.
CONTENTS: fols. 3r – 11v Penitential Psalms and Litany; fols. 11v – 20v Prayers to God the Father, Christ, the Virgin, and the holy sacrament ; fols. 21r – 42v Memoriae to Saints Anne, Peter, Paul, Michael, the Guardian Angel, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Lawrence, Francis, Martin, Anne, Mary Magdalene, Catherine, Barbara and Margaret; fols. 42v – 54r Devotions for Palm Sunday; fols. 54v – 56r Lord’s Prayer, Ave Maria, Apostles’ Creed, Ten Commandments, Seven Deadly Sins, Five Senses; fols. 56r – 86v Devotions to Christ; fols. 87r – 113v Henry of Suso, Meditations ; fols. 114r – 125r Litany
fols. 126r – 134v Devotions to Christ; fols. 136r – 152r Marian devotions
fols. 152r – 158r Prayer to St Anne; fols. 158r – 160r Prayer to the Lord
fols. 160r – 161r Prayer to Christ.
DECORATION: Five engravings pasted on blank pages and illuminated:
fol. 2r Crucifixion, by Heinrich Aldegrever (Hollstein 1954-, I, 26), the lower edge with the date (1553), the artist’s initials and a Greek inscription has been trimmed; fol. 21r St Elizabeth of Hungary standing within portal with military trophies, holding a book with a crown resting on it, and giving clothes to a beggar at her feet, signed ‘M’ in lower left corner (Hollstein 1949-, XIII, 91); fol. 35r St Anne and the Virgin enthroned with the Christ Child between them; fol. 135r Flight to Egypt, copy of Dürer’s woodcut B.89 (Hollstein 1949-, XIII, 71), signed ‘L’ on post in foreground, inscription in gold ink below engraving: Surge et assume puerum et matrem illius et fuge in Aegyptum (Matthew ii.13); fol. 157r Adoration of the Child, by Frans Crabbe van Espleghem (Hollstein 1949-, V, 66).
ORNAMENTATION: Red penwork initials [1 – 5 ll.]; capitals highlighted in red.
Southern Netherlands, production, region
height, page, 140, mm
width, page, 90, mm
height, text, 110, mm
width, text, 70, mm
given; 1908; Allen, John Higgins
ownership inscriptions on fol. 1r: ‘May Allen, from her father’, ‘Given to John H. Allen, Ap. 14. 1904’; presented to the Museum by John Higgins Allen (1841 – 1917), MA Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1908.
Allen, John Higgins; previous owner
Allen, May; previous owner
Other manuscripts with added engravings by the artist of the image of St Elizabeth (fol. 21r) are known from the Abbey of St Trond near Liège (Nagler 2002, IV, 1463).
secundo folio; fol. 4r; [sanc]tus in tempore
Wormald, F.. Giles, P.M.. 1982. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Additional Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Musuem Acquired between 1895-1979 (excluding the McClean Collection).England: Cambridge University Pressp. 217 - 23
Object Number: MS 270
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 169764; input: 2009-12-15; modified: 2012-08-23)