Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 412 (V.3.10)
Title: Martyrologivm
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Vsvardi Monachi Sangermanensis, Martyrologivm.
Usuardus of St. Germains' Martyrology:
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-4): De prologis diuersis super opus martyrologij per | quos patet quantam diligenciam sancti et antiqui | ad compilacionem huius opusculi habebant . [rubric] | N [large illuminated and gestured initial] Otandum quod licet multi dede
Ends (13, 8 recto line 17): sanctorum martyrum confessorum atque virginum. = Migne, 124. 857
Remarks: On i, 4 recto and 2 recto the name Robertus Cotton occurs in a late XVII. or early XVIII. Cent. hand. (Possibly Sir Robert Cotton (1669-1749); see Dict. Nat. Biog. xii. 314.)
On i, 2 recto the same hand (apparently) has written: Martyrologium Usuardi. | see Lipenius bibliotheca realis, Vol. 2. p. 255. Above this in an early XVIII. Cent. hand: Sum E. Umfreville | 1730.
On i, 2 verso an inscription (XVI.-XVII. Cent.) is utterly erased.
1, 1 recto line 22 = Ed. Plant. xvi. line 1. 1, 1 verso line 14 = Ed. Plant. xvi. line 17. 1, 2 verso line 3 = Migne, 599 (ad calcem). 1, 3 recto line 15 = Migne, 599, line 1. 1, 4 verso line 1 = Migne, 601.
Usuardus was a monk of the order of S. Benedict in the monastery of S. Germain-des-Prés at Paris and presented this work to Charles II. (the Bald) (823-877), about 875 A.D., the year of his accession to the throne.
The text of 1, 1 recto has cast off on i, 4 verso.
Query: Did this MS. once belong to F.R. Chifflet?
[Formerly S.4.13; S.4.55].
Edward Umfreville sale 13 February 1758, lot 74 (N.R. Ker)
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 11 1/8 x 7˝, ff. 112, well written in a Flemish or Dutch (?) hand, in single cols. of 28 lines, each 8 x 5, ruled and margined with faded ink, signatures (mostly cropped), no catchwords or foliation, illuminated initials with gestures, rubrics, rubricated initials, paragraph marks blue and red alternately, initials of sentences touched with vermilion, marginalia confined to litterae Dominicales and later additions, the word "papa" everywhere obliterated or erased, much cropped, otherwise in excellent condition, vellum somewhat coarse and defective, fol. sec. uerancie. Early Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered spattered calf, blind-tooled on edges and sides (panels), recently re-backed, title, modern (gilt), on dark crimson morocco shield: MARTYROLOG | USUARDI. Cent. XVI. (?)
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 332.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Dutch
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 332-333.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Usuardus of St Germain fl.875
Benedictine monk, S. Germain-des-Prés, Paris.
provenance: E. Umfreville fl.1730
subject: Sir Robert Cotton 1669-1749
[See D.N.B.]
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