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Missal of St Augustine's, Canterbury(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Missale (S. Aug. Cant.)
Codicology:Vellum, 266 x 173 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (10.5 x 6.8 in.), ff. 195 + 2, normally 20 lines to a page. Cent. xi, in a magnificent large round upright minuscule: with many erasures and later additions.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, 14 (+ 1 or 6 wants 1) 28-68 (wants 4, 5) 78-218 (+ 2 after the 7th) 228-258 (wants 8), 1 flyleaf: in 19 a slip is added after 7.
Provenance:Main hand is(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) characteristic of St Augustine's, Canterbury.
Additions:The first flyleaf (f. 1r)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) is from an xith cent. copy of Bede's History, 29 lines to a page, finely written in the Christ Church hand: “Beda famulus Christi et presbiter. Historiam gentis anglorum ... necnon et orientalium anglorum” .
Additions:The last flyleaf (f. ir)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), 32 lines to a page, in a different hand contains: Bede, Historia Ecclesiastica I 2: ta fuit qui anno ab urbe condita quingentesimo nonagesimo tertio ... occidenti libiorum a meridiano.
Foliation: ff. a-b + 1-146 + 146a + 147-163 + 163a + 164-196 + i + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Missal of St Augustine's, Canterbury (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
ff. 174r-181v and 182r are in a large bold pointed hand
ff. 182v-196v in a tall narrow round hand
On ff. 12r, 16r, 46r, 48v, 51v, 54r, 71v, 92v, 98r, 101v are fine polychrome decorative initials in many of which purple is used
The text of the volume was printed by Mr Martin Rule (Cambridge, 1896) with two pages in facsimile, and a most elaborate and ingenious Introduction, in which Mr Rule contends that this Missal is copied from one given by Gregory to Augustine. Mr Rule has presented to the College a manuscript volume written by himself entitled A Study of MS. C.C.C.C. 270, which is preserved in the manuscript class