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Detailed record for Stowe 11

Title Missal, Use of Rome
Origin Portugal, W. (Lisbon)
Date between 1557 and 1563
Language Latin
Script Humanistic
Decoration 1 decorated title-page (f. 2). 2 full borders, for the opening of the text and the 'Te igitur' (ff. 7, 74); probably 1 large miniature missing before f. 74. 141 large historiated, inhabited or decorated initials, in colours and gold (ff. 7v, 9v, 10, 11, 12, 12v, 13v, 15, 16, 17v, 19v, 21, 23, 24v, 26, 27, 28v, 29v, 31, 32v, 33v, 34v, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42v, 43v, 44, 45, 46v, 48, 49, 52, 74, 75, 75v, 82, 82v, 83v, 84, 85v, 86v, 87, 88, 89, 90, 92v, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97v, 98v, 99, 99v, 101v, 102, 103, 103v, 104v, 105, 106, 106v, 107v, 108, 109, 109v, 110v, 111, 112, 112v, 113v, 114, 116, 116v, 117v, 118v, 119, 120, 120v, 121v, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 126v, 127v, 128v, 129, 130v (2x), 131v, 132, 133v, 134, 135, 135v, 136v, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 141v, 142v, 143v, 144, 144v, 145v, 146v, 147, 148, 149, 149v, 150v, 151v, 152v, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 158v, 159v, 160, 161, 161v, 162v, 163, 164, 164v, 165v, 167 (2x), 168, 169, 169v, 170v). Numerous smaller decorated initials, in colours and gold. Smaller and small initials in gold on coloured grounds. Throughout decorated head-pieces.
Dimensions in mm 330 x 235 (240 x 170) in two columns
Official foliation ff. [i] + 173 (f. 1 is a paper flyleaf; + 2 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Gold tooled read leather; traces of clasps; marbled endpapers.
Provenance Executed at Lisbon for the rectification of the services of the Portuguese Church, by order of John III King of Portugal (1521-1557), and completed after his death under the patronage of his wife, Queen Catherine, and his brother Henry Cardinal and Regent (f. 6r-v).
Abbé Garnier, chaplain to the French factory at Lisbon, 18th century: printed slip of his sale (inside upper cover); the handwritten description probably by him (f. 1).
George Spencer Churchill (b. 1766, d. 1840), fifth duke of Marlborough, politician and book collector, 1812: 'Cost the Marques of Blandford 82 Guineas in 1812 at a sale on Snow Hill - sold by Marrell(?) and Wilson' (paper slip inside upper cover).
Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1776, d. 1839), 1st duke of Buckingham and Chandos, of Stowe House, near Buckingham: inscribed 'Appendix to vol. 1 of the Catalogue nr. 40' (i verso), corresponding to his catalogue (O'Conor 1818-1819).
Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1797, d. 1861), 2nd duke of Buckingham and Chandos; sold in 1849 to Lord Ashburnham.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1797, d. 1878), 4th earl of Ashburnham, of Ashburnham Place, Sussex.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1840, d. 1913), 5th earl of Ashburnham: purchased by the British Museum from him together with 1084 other Stowe manuscripts in 1883.
Notes Musical notation.
Select bibliography Charles O'Conor, Bibliotheca Ms. Stowensis: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Stowe Library, 2 vols (Buckingham: Seeley, 1818-1819), I, Appendix 73.

Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts in the British Museum, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1895-1896), I, no. 11.


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Historiated border

f. 7
Historiated border
Massacre of the Innocents

f. 16
Massacre of the Innocents

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