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Detailed record for Additional 17006

Title Roman Missal, of the use of Grasse ('Missal of 'Augier de Cogeux')
Origin France, S. (Provence, between Toulouse and Narbonne)
Date 4th quarter of the 13th century or 1st quarter of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Two full-page miniatures in colours on gold and diaper grounds, with full decorated frames, incorporating four roundels at the corners (ff.130v-131). A full border with historiated and decorated initials, incorporating angels, a knight on horseback and animalsat the beginning of the Temporal (f. 8). Historiated initials with partial borders with animals and hybrid creatures, in colours with gold at the beginning of major feasts. Framed initials on diaper or foliate grounds with foliate pen-flourishing, in colours with gold, some incorporating shields of arms (e.g., f. 13). Numerous small initials in gold on blue or rose grounds.
Dimensions in mm 280 x 200 (190 x 135), written in two columns
Official foliation ff. 208 (+ 2 unfoliated parchment leaves following f. 207 + 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 2 at the end).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Old morocco binding, with gold tooling of the arms of France and four shields, surmounted by a ducal coronets, in the corners.
Provenance Abbe´ Augier de Cogeux (r. 1279-1308), his shield of arms (party per saltire, argent (white) and gules (pink), a bordure gobonny, of the same) inside initials or in the margins on numerous folios (e.g., ff. 1, 9v, 13, 20, 24, 95v, 187v, 206v); made for the chapel of St Barthelemy, constructed between 1296 and 1299 in the abbot's residence at the Benedictine abbey of Sainte Marie de Lagrasse in the Aude region: on the calendar page for September is the following entry, 'Dedicat[i]o eccl[esi]e b[ea]te M[ari]e. Crasse.' (as identified by Elisabeth Declerq, see Stones,Gothic Manuscripts (2014), part 2.I).
Hyacinthe de Serroni, Bishop of Mende, in Lozère, southern France (r. 1661 to 1676), his ownership inscription on f. 2r: 'Ex Libris illustrisimi Domini Domini Hiacinthi de Serroni Episcopi Mimatensis'.
The arms of France on the upper and lower bindings, with shields, surmounted by a ducal coronet, in the four corners.
William Maskell, his name inscribed and a bookplate on f. 1v: 'Liber Willelmi Maskell Clerici'. Bought from him by the British Museum on 3rd July 1847.
Notes One of only two surviving manuscripts made for the abbey of Lagrasse. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, ms lat. 933 is the other.
The illuminations are by 3 artists, one who worked on ff. 130v-131 (according to Stones, Gothic Manuscripts (2014). They are from the same group or artists who worked on copies of the Decretals of Gratian made in the Toulouse area, including a manuscript reconstituted from fragments in Paris: Musée Marmottan, Collection Wildenstein, Inv. M. 6269/192 and Princeton: University Art Museum, inv. Y1040; others are Brussels: Bibliothèque Royale Ms 9157 and Verona: Biblioteca Capitolare MS CXCIV (see Bilotta, 'Nouvelles conside´rations', 2010).
Select bibliography A. Mahul, Cartulaire et archives des communes de l'ancien diocese et de l'arrondissement administratif de Carcassonnne, II, (Carcassonne, 1859), pp. 207-459 [on the abbe´ Auger de Cogeux].

Paul Binski, Becket’s Crown: Art and Imagination in Gothic England 1170-1300 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), pl. 164.

Alison Stones, 'Some Portraits of Women in Their Books, Late Thirteenth - Early Fourteenth Century', in Livres et lectures de femmes en Europe entre Moyen Âge et Renaissance, ed. by Anne-Marie Legaré (Turnhout, Belgium, 2007), pp. 3-27 (p. 7).

Maria Alessandra Bilotta, 'Nouvelles conside´rations sur un manuscrit toulousain du De´cret de Gratien reconstitue´' in Le livre dans la re´gion toulousaine et ailleurs au moyen a^ge, ed. by Sophie Cassagnes-Brouquet and Michelle Fournie´ (Toulouse: CNRS-Universite´ de Toulouse-Le Mirail, 2010), pp. 73-83 (pp. 79, 81, figs 25, 32).

Alison Stones, 'Les dominicains et la production manuscrits à Toulouse aux environs de 1300,' in Le Parement d'autel des Cordeliers de Toulouse. Anatomie d'un chef-d'oeuvre du XIVe siècle, ed. by Maria Alessandra Bilotta (Paris: Somogy, 2012) ,pp. 50-57, 102-03, no. 7.

Alison Stones, Gothic Manuscripts, 1260-1320 4 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 2014), I.1: pp. 32, 35, 43, 77, 98 ;I.2: p. 320; II. 1: pp. 190, 202-06, 210-15, cat VII-26 [with additional bibliography], ills. 408-17, pls. 85-86; II.2: pp. 114, 155-57.


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Upper binding

Upper binding
Upper binding
Lower binding

Lower binding
Lower binding
Calendar page with dedication

f. 6
Calendar page with dedication
 
'Anima' raised up in the Temple, a knight and musical angels

f. 8
'Anima' raised up in the Temple, a knight and musical angels
Isaiah

f. 8v
Isaiah
Isaiah, arms of Augier de Cogeux

f. 9v
Isaiah, arms of Augier de Cogeux
 
Initials and partial border

f. 11
Initials and partial border
Praying figure

f. 12v
Praying figure
Kneeling cleric

f. 13
Kneeling cleric
 
Virgin and Child

f. 13v
Virgin and Child
The Circumcision

f. 17
The Circumcision
Virgin and Child

f. 18
Virgin and Child
 
Adoration of the Magi

f. 18v
Adoration of the Magi
Angel holding the arms of Augier de Cogeux

f. 20
Angel holding the arms of Augier de Cogeux
A cleric flagellating

f. 30v
A cleric flagellating
 
Abbott kneeling

f. 31
Abbott kneeling
Angel with a scroll

f. 58v
Angel with a scroll
Christ

f. 74v
Christ
 
Praying cleric

f. 91
Praying cleric
Monstrance

f. 102v
Monstrance
Elevated Host

f. 108
Elevated Host
 
Crucifixion

f. 130v
Crucifixion
Christ in Majesty

f. 131
Christ in Majesty
Inhabited and foliate initials

f. 133
Inhabited and foliate initials
 
Christ Child embracing Mary

f. 146
Christ Child embracing Mary
Christopher and Cucuphatus

f. 167v
Christopher and Cucuphatus
Decorated initials

f. 175
Decorated initials
 
John the Baptist

f. 176
John the Baptist
Mary with saints

f. 186
Mary with saints
A Benedictine monk

f. 197v
A Benedictine monk
 

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