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Detailed record for Royal 2 B XIII

Title Gospel Lectionary (volume two of Royal 2 B XII, which contains an Epistle Lectionary)
Origin England, S. E. (London)
Date c. 1508
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 16 miniatures in colours and gold, at the beginning of major feasts (ff. 7, 14v, 17v, 19, 21, 22, 22v, 23, 27, 28, 29v, 30, 31v, 32v, 33, 34). 8 foliate initials with three, or two-sided borders in colours and gold below miniatures and at the beginning of other divisions (ff. 2, 13, 18, 24v, 27v, 28v, 31v, 35v), with a hunting scene in the lower margin of f. 31v. 'Champ' initials in gold on rose and blue grounds with penwork decoration in white, sometimes with foliate extensions. Initials in gold with brown pen-flourishing, or in blue with red pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 305 x 200 (260 x 140), in two columns
Official foliation ff. 38 (+ 2 unfoliated medieval parchment flyleaves at the beginning and 6 at the end; f. 1 is a medieval parchment flyleaf)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Oak boards, with a space for an insertion, gilt edges.
Provenance The London city church of St Mary Aldermanbury: presented to the church by Stephen Jenyns (b. c. 1450, d. 1523), administrator, merchant, and lord mayor of London (1508-1509) and his wife Margaret in 1508: inscribed 'Orate pro bono statu Steph[an]i Jenyns militis et aldermanni London[ie]. Et d[omi]ne / Margarete uxoris sue du[m] vixeri[n]t. Et p[ro] a[n]i[m]abus ip[s]orum cu[m] ab luce migrav[er]int hac. Nec/no[n] pro a[n]i[m]a Will[e]lmi Buck. Qui quide[m] Steph[anu]s ac Margareta libru[m] dederu[n]t istu[m] Eccl[es]ie / B[ea]te Marie de Aldermanbury ibide[m] imperpetuu[m] permansuru[m]. Anno Domini 1508. Et / Anno Regni Regis Henrici septimi 24. Quo tempore sive anno dictus / Steph[anu]s London[ie] predict[e] maior fuit. Quibus et[er]na[m] deus det luminis claritate[m]. Amen. / Quod E. E.' (f. 1v).
Rubrics for the feast and translation of Thomas of Canterbury erased (ff. 8v, 28v).
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Catchwords.
Select bibliography Christopher Wordsworth and Henry Littlehales, The Old Service-Books of the English Church, 2nd edn (London: Methuen & Co., 1910), p. 42.

George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), I, pp. 48-49.

Theodor Klauser, Das römische capitulare evangeliorum: Texte und Untersuchungen zu seiner ältesten Geschichte, Liturgiegeschichtliche Quellen und Forschungen. 28 (Munster: Aschendorffschen, 1935), p. C, no. 159.

Anglo-Flemish Art under the Tudors: An Exhibition held in the Department of Prints and Drawings (London: British Museum, 1954), no. 21.

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 362.

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London: The British Library. 2000), p. xxxvi, n. 48.

Elizabeth Lane Furdell, ‘Jenyns, Sir Stephen (c. 1450-1523)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/14767, accessed 9 April 2011].

Klara H. Broekhuijsen, The Masters of the Dark Eyes: Late Medieval Manuscript Painting in Holland (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009), pp. 20-21, 228.

Richard W. Pfaff, The Liturgy in Medieval England: A History (Cambridge: University Press, 2009), p. 494.

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (London: British Library, 2011), no. 42 [exhibition catalogue].


Images
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Donor inscription

f. 1v
Donor inscription
Nativity

f. 6v
Nativity
Resurrection

f. 14v
Resurrection
 
Pentecost

f. 19
Pentecost
Corpus Christi

f. 22
Corpus Christi
John the Baptist

f. 27
John the Baptist
 
John the Baptist

f. 27
John the Baptist
Christ

f. 30
Christ
Text page

f. 33v
Text page
 
Feast of All Saints

f. 34
Feast of All Saints
Feast of All Saints

f. 34
Feast of All Saints

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