Canterbury Pontifical, with neums. IE TCD MS 98 Public Deposited

Canterbury Pontifical, with neums. IE TCD MS 98

Alternative title
  • Pontifical
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 98
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Publisher location
  • England
Date Created
  • between approximately 1100-1149
Physical extent
  • 263mm x 170mm (170mm x 96mm)
  • 155 folios
  • IE TCD MS 98, a Canterbury Pontifical, with neums on parchment. Comprises 155 leaves, foliated up to 107 in arabic and thereafter in roman by a 16 century annotator whose notes sometimes cross-reference with folio numbers (e.g. on 37); the 16 century foliation, designating the final leaf as clvii, includes a leaf now missing after 61v, and jumps from 73 to 75. Measures 263mm x 170mm (170mm x 96mm). 22 lines. Ruling by hard point. Quires numbered. i-vii8 viii8 (lacks 6) ix8 (lacks 7)+2 x-xii8 xiii4 xiv-xix8 xx8 (lacks 8). 1-72v and 73-155v were bound together at an early date, but that 73-155v were originally separate is evident from the fact that quire number ii stands on 88v, also iii on 108v, vii on 132v, viii on 140v. The MS is in several hands and the addition as above. Initials in red, green, purple, or blue; capitals marked with red. 12th, 13th, 15th, and 16th century corrections; 13th, 15th, and 16th century notes. A 12th century hand, using pencil, frequently wrote 'scribe' in the Benedictional as direction where a new blessing begins. Binding style 2. 2nd fo.: sancta uirgo. Decoration: Initials red, green, purple, or blue; capitals marked with red. 12th-,13th-, 15th-, and 16th-century corrections; 13th-, 15th-, and 16th-century notes. A 12th-century hand using pencil frequently wrote ‘scribe’ in the Benedictional as direction where a new blessing begins. For further information see the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library’s catalogue entry:
  • Former shelfmarks: Lyon: B.3.6 ; Bernard: 296 ; Foley: H.13; c1670: N.1.17 ; Ussher: HHH.47
  • Binding executed for the College about 1830 in blind-tooled leather.
  • For IE TCD MS 98 see James o.c. 530; W.G. Henderson, 'Liber Pontificalis Chr. Bainbridge', Surtees Society, (Durham, 1875), ix, xxxiii; Wilson o.c. [sub init.] xiii, xvi-xxii; W.H. Frere et al., 'Bibliotheca Musico-liturgica', Plainsong and Medieval Music Society, (1901-1932), 2 volumes, number 739 and 'Pontifical Services, Illustrated from Miniatures of the XVth and XVIth Centuries' 1, (London, 1901), 99; N.R. Ker, 'Medieval Libraries of Great Britain', second edition, Royal Historical Society, (London, 1964), 35; J.A. Brundage in 'Traditio' 22 (1966) 294 with n.16, 299; J. Brückmann in 'Essays in Medieval History Presented to Bertie Wilkinson', edd. T.A. Sandquist and M.R. Powicke, (Toronto, 1969), 104, 111-112 and in 'Traditio' 29 (1973) 394; D.H. Turner, 'The Claudius Pontificals', Henry Bradshaw Society, (London, 1971), xl; J. Garvin in 'Scriptorium' 26 (1972) 366; M. Huglo ib. 26 (1972) 424; E. Moeller in 'Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina' 162B (1973) 44; 'Medioevo latino' 14 (1993) no. 4523;A.E. Nichols, 'Seeable Signs: The Iconography of the Seven Sacraments 1350-1544', (Woodbridge, 1994), 273 n.36; T. Webber in 'Canterbury and the Norman Conquest', edd. R. Eales and R. Sharpe, (London, 1995), 102 n.27, 119 n.83, 120 n.86, 142, 155, 158; E.C. Teviotdale in 'Manuscripts with Music: Production and Use, Oxford, 12-14 July 1996', edd. L.L. Brownrigg and E.C. Teviotdale, (Los Altos Hills, California, 1996), 6, with plate; 'Medioevo latino' 19 (1998) no. 5941; R. Gameson, The Manuscripts of Early Norman England (c. 1066-1130), (Oxford, 1999) 78; Gneuss (2001) 48; M. Gullick and R.W. Pfaff in 'Scriptorium' 55 (2001) 284-294, with plates; 'Medioevo latino' 24 (2003) nos. 5839 and 5862.Bodleian Summary Catalogue lists transcripts of TCD MS 98 as SC 47849 47855, folios 182-204, (MS Lat. lit C.9; MS Lat. liturg. E.20).
Finding aid
Resource type
  • colored ink
  • ink
  • leather
  • parchment (animal material)
Digital Object Id
  • MS98_001
  • 0059689


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