BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 460 (olim Z109.225) Netherlands,1601 or 1610
1. ff. 1r-146r Hymns for the temporale from Advent through Corpus Christi and
a feast of the Virgin.
2. ff. 146r-224v Hymns for the sanctorale including Antony of Padua, Clara,
the Stigmata of Francis, Francis, Didacus (O. F. M., can. 1600).
3. ff. 225r-229v Leaves from a printed breviary with the office for Lauds.
4. ff. 230r-240v Leaves from a manuscript with Psalms, the Athanasian Creed,
versicles and responses.
5. ff. 241r-253v Leaves from a printed breviary (different from that of art.
3) with offices of Sext and None, Vespers throughout the week, and the beginning
6. pp. 254r-313r Hymns for the common of saints, the dedication of a church,
the Festum Niuis (dedication of St. Mary Major) and the Assumption. f. 313v
Paper, ff. vi + 313, ca. 155 x 100 mm. (size of leaves and written
space varies widely). Most folios have 6 lines of text plus 6 staves. No rulings.
Composition of volume is irregular; accurate collation impossible.
Written by several scribes in liturgical gothic bookhand or square and
disjointed humanistic script, both of which have been influenced by printing.
Decorated with initials and partial borders cut from earlier manuscripts,
none of high quality; penwork decoration added to portions pasted in. Twenty
engravings, woodcuts and drawings, colored by hand, also pasted in and
surrounded by simple borders in red ink: f. vi verso Annunciation (engraving);
f. 27v Mary sewing, Christ and Joseph engaged in carpentry (engraving); f. 40r
Sacred heart, with monogram IHS, surrounded by border of flowers, insects,
birds and snail (engraving); f. 109r Last Supper (engraving); f.
134r Mary and Child, with three angels (engraving with inscription, "Tu iubilus
angelorum"); f. 155v St. Peter displaying cloth with head of Christ (engraving);
f. 163v St. Clara (engraving with inscription, "S. Clara Ora pro nobis"); f.
175v St. Francis of Assisi receiving stigmata (engraving with inscription,
"Deus meus et omnia"); f. 179v St. Michael (engraving with inscription, "S.
Michael"); f. 210v drawing of sacred heart in center of rectangle, with
inscription: "Hec est forma vulneris lateris Domini nostri ihesu christi quam
deuote intuentes et salutantes gracie augumentum et a multis periculi [?]
preseruacionem consequentur." Surrounding the heart: "Domini nostri Ihesu
christi Salue sanctum vulnus lateris;" f. 286r 9 small woodcuts of 12 Saints; f.
313r Flight into Egypt (engraving with inscription "Fuga Christi in Aegyptum,"
signed by Cornelius de Boudt). Crude 1-line initials in red and faded purple.
Square notes on 4-line red staves. Rubrics throughout.
Many leaves repaired or trimmed. Some leaves or portions of leaves used to
complete sections were inserted sideways or pasted over another part of the
Binding: s. xviii. Brown calf with a gold-tooled spine and parts of two
Written and assembled in the Netherlands, 1601 or 1610, according to
inscription, in red, on f. v verso: "Desen boeck is Ter Eeren Godts gheschrenen
Int Jaer 16010 [sic] Wilt om Goets wil voor ons bidden. a. w." Given to
Yale in memory of Nathaniel Terry Bacon by his children Leonard Bacon and Susan
Bacon Keith, in 1926.
Barbara A. Shailor