Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Missal Abreviatum

Identifier: 
exwsms105_bk
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 105
Title: 
Missal Abreviatum
Alternative Title: 
MS 105
Incipit: 
[rubric] In nativitate domini [text] PUer natus est nobis et filius datus est
Author: 
Catholic Church
Origin Date: 
1491
Origin Location: 
Bavaria (Germany)
Description: 
Decorated manuscript in latin with contemporary blindpressed calf over wooden boards, with original corner and center bosses. Contents include: an index (f. 1r-v); the Propers for masses of major feasts of the temporal cycle: Nativity, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and Corpus Christi, followed by selections from the ordinary mass (ff. 2-17); a prayer Orate fraters beginning f. 18v as orate fraters et sorores, likely a reference to the canonesses of Diessen; Cannon of mass (ff. 24-37); and select prayers for dedication of the church, for the Virgin, for peace, against the plague, for sinners, several for the dead, for alms, and three orations for mass which commemorates St. Rasso (ff. 39-56). First folio contains a table of contents and is missing lower corner with partial loss of text.
Provenance: 
Internal evidence, in particular the commemoration of St. Rasso, a local count (d. 954) of Diessen-Andechs, suggests the manuscripts was produced in the monastery of the Augustinian canons regular at Diessen (Cottineau 1: 964) at the southern end of Ammersee. Dated “1491” in contemporary hand on f. 1v. Sold to Phillip J. Pirages by a dealer in German sometime before 1993. Purchased by Western Michigan University Special Collections from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books in 1993.
Secundo Folio: 
et ipse
Extent: 
56 leaves
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval--Germany
Subject: 
Missals--Early works to 1800
Subject: 
Catholic Church--Liturgy--Texts--Early works to 1800
Subject: 
Decorated initials
Subject: 
Calf bindings
Subject: 
Textura (Gothic script)
Subject: 
Penwork initials
Language: 
lat
Dimensions: 
260 x 200 mm (written space: 150 x 110 mm)
Material: 
parchment
Collation: 
1⁸ + 1 before 1, 2⁸, 3⁶, 4⁸, 5⁶, 6⁸, 7⁶, 8⁶ wants 6, probably blank
Foliation: 
ff. 1r - 56v, medieval foliation in red ink: [1], i-xxii, [14], xxiiii-xxxxi
Binding: 
Bound in contemporary blind-tooled reddish brown calf over wooden boards. Leather stamped with a central panel of ogival lozenges, each enclosing a central botanical stamp. The whole framed by multiple blind rules and by a broad border of vines and flowers. Original brass bosses and clasps on corner and center of both covers. Two pairs of claps on fore edge catching on upper cover. Tooling includes central panel and rosette and vine-like patterns. Both boards damaged by worms.
Decoration Description: 
1 and 2 line initials in red passim, some with flourishing extending into the margin. 6 to 8 line pen flourished initials in red passim, with extensive pen flourishes extending into the margins. Cross symbols in red passim throughout text. Major divisions of text are marked by leather tabs. Rubricated in red.
Description of Hands: 
1 column of 20 lines ruled in lead with single boundary lines and written in gothic textualis script. Text on ff. 24r-37v, written in larger gothic textualis script in 12 lines long.
Additions and Marginalia: 
Catchwords occasionally on the verso, passim.
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 105, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2019
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/jp2
Is Referenced By: 
Phillip J. Pirages, Cat. No. 25; 136.
Rights: 
Copyright 2019 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries.