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Detailed record for Additional 18031

Title Roman Missal ('The Stavelot Missal'), volume 1
Origin Netherlands, S. (Stavelot)
Date 1st quarter of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written above top line
Decoration A full-page miniature in yellow and white on a red and blue ground, in a red, blue and white decorated frame (f. 18v). 11 large puzzle initials with pen-flourished decoration in red and blue (ff. 18 (x2); 22 (x2); 39 (x3); 48 (x2); 189; 205. Puzzle initials in red and blue with pen-flourishing. KL initials in red and blue for each month in the calendar (ff. 8-13v). Red, blue, yellow and green initials throughout, some with pen work decoration. One small initial in yellow and green filled with a human figure (f. 52v). Rubrics in red. Letters highlighted in red. Musical notation in black and red.
Dimensions in mm 315 x 205 (240 x 150)
Official foliation ff. 266 (f. 1 is a medieval parchment flyleaf + 3 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning + at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown leather
Provenance The Benedictine abbey of St Remaclus, Stavelot, diocese of Liège: local saints in the litanies, including St Remaclus patron of the abbey (ff. 10, 186) and the dedication of the monastery 'Dedicatio Stabulensis ecclesie' (f. 10v).

Additions in hands of the late 14th-century or early 15th-century include a mass for St Poppo of Stavelot (f. 2v), the feast of Thomas Becket, 'Thome martyris' added in red ink in the calendar (f. 13v), with a further reference to Becket (f. 44v, lower margin).

Thomas Rodd the Younger (b. 1796, d. 1849), London bookseller: at his sale, February 1850, lot 611; bought by the British Museum.
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Notes The second volume is Additional MS 18032.
Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
This volume includes several additions of the early 15th century (ff. 2r-v; 254r; 263v-266r).
For detailed contents, see Explore Archives and Manuscripts catalogue at http://searcharchives.bl.uk.
f. 1 is a leaf from a late 12th-century Missal.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1848-1853 (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1868), p. 72.
Dom Joseph Gajard, Les Principaux Manuscrits de Chants, Paléographie Musicale, 14 (Tournay: Desclée, 1931), pp. 155, 167, 187, 190.
Karl Hermann Usener, 'Das Breviar Clm. 23 261 der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek und die Anfange der romanischen Buchmalerei in Luttich', Munchner Jahrbuch der Bildenden Kunst, dritte folge 1 (1950), 78-92 (p. 90 n. 1).
Le graduel romain: édition critique par les moines de Solesmes, 2 vols (Solesmes: Abbaye Saint-Pierre, 1957), II: Les sources, p. 62.
Francis De Meeûs, 'Pour l'édition critique du graduel romain', Scriptorium, 14:1 (1960), 80-97 (p. 86).
Maurice Coens, Recueil d'Études Bollandiennes, Subsidia Hagiographica, 37 (Bruxelles: Sociétés des Bollandistes, 1963), pp. 225-40.
A Boutemy, 'Le manuscrit à peintures', in Trésors des abbayes de Stavelot, Malmedy et dépendances (Bruxelles: n. pub., 1965), pp. 9-14 (p. 14).
Marie-Rose Lapière, La lettre ornée dans les manuscrits mosans d'origine bénédictine (XIème-XIIème siècles) (Paris: Les Belles-Lettres, 1981), p. 410.
Anne J. Duggan, 'A Becket Office at Stavelot: London British Library, Additional MS 16964', in Omnia Disce: Medieval Studies in Memory of Leonard Boyle, O.P. ed. by Anne J. Duggan, Joan Greatrex and Brenda Bolton (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), pp. 161-82 (p. 181).
Manuel Pedro Ramalho Ferreira, 'Cluny at Fynystere: One Use, Three Fragments', in Studies in Medieval Chant and Liturgy in Honour of David Hiley, ed. by Terence Bailey and László Dobszay (Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2007), pp. 179-228 (p. 211).


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Calendar page

f. 10
Calendar page
Calendar page

f. 13
Calendar page
Kyrie eleison

f. 14
Kyrie eleison
 
Puzzle initials

f. 18
Puzzle initials
The Crucifixion

f. 18v
The Crucifixion
Decorated initials

f. 52v
Decorated initials
 

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