Domine ihesu christe rogo te ... a pater noster amen.
This part contains offices for the Nordic saints
, suggesting that it was copied somewhere in the
province of Uppsala
selection of votive masses (especially the mass for the seniors of a cathedral)
suggests that the booklet would have found use in a cathedral. The rather informal
(if moderately skilled and somewhat ambitious) execution suggests that the booklet
has been created for personal use, perhaps by a canon.
. Succurrite michi
queso omnes sancti dei ... deum saluatorem meum in secula seculorum. Amen. (in a
different hand:) Amen dicamus ut cum Christo manemus. (in another hand, notated:) In
die pasce et in die pentecoste. Ite missa est ... Ite missa est.
Modern foliation in pencil in the upper right-hand corners of the
Single leaves missing after fol. 1, before fol. 16, after fol. 37, and
after fol. 39. There is a loose leaf (A) between fols. 20 and 21. Fol. 55 is later
addition in the fifth quire, as are fols. 1 and 14–15 to the first and fols. 71–76
to the last. The first folio of the last quire is torn off; the stub has been
numbered ‘66b’. Another folio has been intentionally cut out after 79. There is
some staining, especially to the outer edges of folia, which are also somewhat
Text in one column, ruled in ink, on 15–20 text lines with occasional
notation (I); 13–33 lines with occasional notation (II); 19–20 lines (III); 24–26
lines (V); 18–35 lines with occasional notation (VI); in two columns, ruled with
ink, on 22 lines (IV); on 9 lines of notation (VII).
Gothic Hybrida in possibly two different hands (A: fols. 2–13; B: 16–39, 41–54) and
varieties of Gothic Cursive by perhaps three main hands (C: fols. 60–65; D: 66–70,
77–79; e: 71–76) and several additional hands (of these, the one who has added the
present folia 1 and 14–15 is probably the same as scribe D).
pen-drawn lombards of
three sizes, coloured red and green; paragraphs separated by red and green wavy
lines and leaf-motifs, which are occasionally connected to the higher-grade lombards
(the use of green ceases from
Limp binding using a plain parchment sheet, which has been folded inwards at the
upper and lower edges, and at the edge of the back cover. Sewn with parchment,
using, for reinforcement, two large strips (ca. 7 × 13 and 7 × 18 cm) from a
. The binding is somewhat loose,
especially for fols. 38–40, which are almost detached.
The book, a collection of texts relating to the mass, appears to have been
put together in several stages, somewhat haphazardly, and the leaves are mismatched,
a few even colored red (pt. I). Parts II and III are probably the oldest parts,
while the present composition (and probably the binding) may be coeval to the work
of scribe D, who copied parts I and VI (and copied saints’ offices on the blank
final leaves of part V and continued that text on the first folio, 66b, of part VI).
The final stage in the composition of the book is probably the addition of part VII,
with a collection of prefaces and the canon of the mass. Because this part
complements the contents of part VI, its addition may be contemporaneous with the
work of scribe d.
Part II belongs in the same liturgical tradition as
National Library, C.ö.IV.7
, probably that of
Part III, a votive missal, is an informal copy of a
book that would most probably have been used close to a Swedish cathedral
Inside the front cover
: ‘Orihpää kyrka tillhörig’. How the present book found its way to
chapel is not known.
Blue stamp of the
Helsinki University Library
inside front cover
. Inside the back cover, in ink, ‘C.IV.12’, which has
been corrected, in pencil, to ‘C.ö.IV.9’.
Documenta Gregoriana. Latinalaisen kirkkolaulun lähteitä Suomessa
, Helsinki 1992, 383–385.
Den medeltida Uppsalaliturgin. Studier I helgonlängd, tidegärd och mässa