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Detailed record for Yates Thompson 24

Author Guilelmus Durandus
Title The Pontifical of Guilelmus Durandus, Use of Mende
Origin France, S.?
Date between c. 1390 and 1402
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 3 small miniatures, accompanied by full foliate borders, in colours and gold (ff. 2, 4v, 76). Large decorated initials, developing full foliate borders, in red, blue and gold. Smaller decorated foliate initials with extensions into the margins, in red, blue and gold. Small initials and line-fillers in gold on red and blue grounds. Numerous initials in brown ink with yellow lavished penwork decoration, some with heads, in the musical parts.
Dimensions in mm 410 x 290 (250 x 180) in two columns
Official foliation ff. iv + 235 (1 parchment flyleaf numbered as f. 1, and 4 modern paper flyleaves).
Collation i-xxviii8 (ff. 2-225), xxix10 (ff. 226-235).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown diced leather, Russian?, 18th century; same binding as Y. Th. 21.
Provenance Guillaume Boisratier, 1409, when he became archbishop of Bourges: added arms showing the archbishop's cross (f. 2).
A bishop of St Bertrand de Cominges, 16th century: added note on flyleaf with reference to the diocese (f. 1v).
The Jesuit College of Paris, College of Clermont: inscribed 'Coll(egii) Paris(ii) Societatis Jesu', and 'Paraphé au desir de l’arret du cinq Juillet mil sept cens soixante trois. Mesnil' (f. 2); this inscription was written in all the manuscripts belonging to this Library before they were sold in 1764 upon the expulsion of the Jesuits from France (see Léopold Delisle, Le Cabinet des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale, 3 vols (Paris: Imprimérie Nationale, 1868-81), I, p. 436); described in the sale catalogue of the Jesuits' Library manuscripts in 1764 (see Catalogus Manuscriptorum Codicum Collegii Claromontani, Paris: [n. pub.], 1764, no. 415 p. 137, where it is mentioned as having 233 folios).
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1797, d. 1878), 4th earl of Ashburnham; his Appendix Ms. 47; bought from Pratt, March 1848, according to the handwritten annotations in the BL Manuscript Department's copy of Catalogue of the Manuscripts at Ashburnham Place: Appendix (London: Hodgson, 1853).
Bertram Ashburnham, 5th earl of Ashburnham: his sale, May 1897, bought by Yates Thompson together with the entire Ashburnham Appendix: book-plate with an inscribed number 'From the Library of the Earl of Ashburnham Appendix no. XLVII May 1897' (inside upper cover).
Henry Yates Thompson (b. 1838, d. 1928), collector of illuminated manuscripts and newspaper proprietor: with his book-plate inscribed '[MS] 81 / £ble.e.e [i.e. £190.0.0] / [bought from the] Earl of / Ashburnham / May 1897' (inside upper cover).
Bequeathed to the British Museum in 1941 by Mrs Henry Yates Thompson.
Notes Musical notation.
Select bibliography A Descriptive Catalogue of the Second Series of Fifty Manuscripts (Nos. 51 to 100) in the Collection of Henry Yates Thompson (Cambridge: University Press, 1902), no. 81 pp. 209-16.

[Derek Howard Turner], Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, Series V: Fifty Plates (London: British Museum, 1965), no. XXVII p. 17, pl. XXVII.

J. Brückmann, 'Latin Manuscript Pontificals and Benedictionals in England and Wales', Traditio, 29 (1973), 391-458 (p. 443).

Justin Clegg, The Medieval Church in Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2003), p. 33, fig. 27.


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Admission to the first tonsure

f. 2
Admission to the first tonsure
Detail: Admission to the first tonsure

f. 2
Detail: Admission to the first tonsure
Detail: Border

f. 2
Detail: Border
 
Detail: Admission to the first tonsure

f. 2
Detail: Admission to the first tonsure
Detail: Border

f. 2
Detail: Border
Detail: Inscription

f. 2
Detail: Inscription
 
Detail: Border

f. 2
Detail: Border
Communion of the newly ordained priests

f. 76
Communion of the newly ordained priests
Communion of the newly ordained priests

f. 76
Communion of the newly ordained priests
 
Communion of the newly ordained priests

f. 76
Communion of the newly ordained priests
Decorated letters

f. 85
Decorated letters
Detail: Decorated letters

f. 85
Detail: Decorated letters
 
Musical notation

f. 91
Musical notation
Detail: Decorated initials

f. 91
Detail: Decorated initials
Detail: Decorated initials

f. 91
Detail: Decorated initials
 

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