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Detailed record for Lansdowne 463

Title Antiphoner , Use of Sarum (ff. 1-97v); Calendar for Salisbury (ff. 98-103v); Ordinal, Use of Sarum (ff. 104-133); Breviary, Use of Sarum (ff. 134-202v) (ends imperfectly)
Origin England, E. (East Anglia)
Date 2nd quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 large decorated foliate initial developing a three-sided foliate border with a bas-de-page scene of a farmer's wife pursuing a fox who has stolen a goose (f. 104). Large decorated foliate initials developing three-sided foliate borders, in colours and gold (ff. 9, 61v, 71v, 74, 76v, 107v, 109v, 111v, 113, 115v, 117v, 119v, 149, 192v). 2 large decorated foliate initials with foliate extensions into the margins, in colours and gold (ff. 162v, 197). Smaller initials in blue with red foliate pen-flourishing. Small initials in plain red or blue. Capital letters in the musical notations decorated with human heads in brown ink, 1 with a figure killing a dragon (f. 89).
Dimensions in mm 495 x 345 (395 x 250) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 202 (+ 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Obits in various hands, from the 15th- to the 16th-century: 'Obitus Dorathee Chartresse unius filiarum Thome Chartresse et Alicie uxoris ejus fuit in anno Domini 1558' (31 January, f. 98); 'Obitus Galfridi Cobb anno Domini 1461' (18 April, f. 99v); 'Obitus Thome Lawes anno Domini 1539' (20 April, f. 99v); 'Obitus Alicie Cobb, anno Domini 1449' (26 May, f. 100); 'Obitus Alicie Lawes anno Domini 1466' (26 July); 'Obitus Willielmi Galyon nuper Rectoris ecclesie de Wolfurton [the year erased]' (22 September, f. 102); 'Obitus Ricardi Teller quondam Rectoris ecclesie Sancti Petri de Westnewton anno Domini 1438' (9 November, f. 103); 'Obitus Erne Rawlins [no year]' (12 November, f. 103).
Dedication of the church of Norwich, 15th-century: 'Dedicacio ecclesie Norwic' (23 September, f. 102).
William Petty (formerly Fitzmaurice) (b. 1737, d. 1805), 2nd earl of Shelbourne and 1st marquess of Lansdowne, prime minister; purchased by the British Museum together with 1244 other Lansdowne manuscripts in 1807.
Notes Musical notation.
Select bibliography [Henry Ellis and Francis Douce], A Catalogue of the Lansdowne Manuscripts in the British Museum (London, 1819), no. 463.

W. R. Tymms and M. D. Wyatt, The Art of Illuminating as Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (London: Day and Sons, 1860, 1860; repr. Studio Editions, 1987), pl. XIV.3.

Catalogue of an Exhibition Commemorating the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Introduction of the Book of Common Prayer (London: British Museum, 1949), no. 7.
Last revised: 21 December 2006


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Initial, border and bas-de-page

f. 104
Initial, border and bas-de-page
Detail

f. 104
Detail

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