, from the First Sunday in Advent to Septuagesima Sunday
(imperf.), a fragment of the offices for Quinquagesima and Quadragesima Sundays,
from the end of the Third Sunday in Lent to Trinity, from the end of the Third
Sunday after Trinity to the Sixth, and from the end of the Eighth Sunday after
Trinity to the Thirteenth.
tollis peccata mundi (there is an unnumbered additional leaf bound between fols. 162
and 163, which seems to have been glued over the last two lines of this folio: it
has ‘[f]ili marie unigenite ... uirginis qui tollis’, from which text on fol.
In part I the openings of the manuscript (fols. 3–165) have original
numbering in two separate series for the
VIII) and the
(A I–G II) sections. Modern
foliation in pencil runs throughout the manuscript in the upper-right-hand corners
+ 182 + (IV–1)
In part I, many openings were glued together by the original scribe, at
least in part to cover mistakes. The openings have since been opened, and have
been included in the modern foliation. Part I is missing leaves after fols. 17,
18, 53, 58, and 152. Part II is missing one leaf, probably its first. Folia
throughout the book have been heavily restored, with reinforcing paper pasted
along the outer edges of folia; also the binding has been reinforced. While fols.
I–II in part II have been trimmed both in their upper and lower margins to match
the size of fols. 1–190, the lower margins of fols. III–VII have been
In part I, text and notation on eight lines in
one column, ruled in ink; in part II, text and notation on fourteen lines in one
column (fifteen lines in two columns on fols. VIv–VIIv).
Part I: one main scribe writing in Gothic Hybrida. He identifies himself as
’. Presumably he was a chaplain of the church in
Decadent square notation on four black lines.
Part I: Red lombards (occasionally decorated with floral patterns) for the
beginnings of feasts, pen-drawn initials (touched with red) for the beginnings of
Part I: completely monochromatic, with pen-drawn decorated lombards for the
beginnings of feasts / sections. Gothic majuscules for the initials of chants on
but not on fols.
Modern full (fake) leather binding. When
Malin (1925, 130)
the manuscript it was still bound in ‘Original-Lederband, mit Holzdeckel
Part I is a
following the use of the
entirely by the scribe who
identifies himself as
in the verses on
fol. 1r. I:
Very soon after it was written the book belonged to the
II is a Lutheran liturgical miscellany copied by the otherwise unknown
Zacharias Simonis of Uskela
The parts thus have a similar provenance, but it is not clear when they were united in
a single volume. The size of the leaves of part II suggests that they were probably
originally bound separately from part I.