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York missal. IE TCD MS 83

Alternative title
  • Use of York missal
  • IE TCD MS 83 ; former shelf marks: Lyon: B.3.4 ; Bernard: 268 ; Foley: B.10 ; c1670: B.2.10 ; Ussher: HHH.71
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.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • circa 1300-1499
  • IE TCD MS 83 is a use of York missal written in Latin in several hands between 1300 and 1499. With music and some decoration; also with 15th century corrections and notes, and 15th and 16th century pen-trials (on folios 192 and 49v respectively). Parchment; 192 leaves (1,192 are medieval parchment flyleaves). Decoration: On 95v, before canon, lower half of page depicts the crucifixion, showing Christ, Mary, John with book, and kneeling tonsured man. Only frame and patterned background are fully executed (gold, blue, white, purple are used): the figures, drawn with considerable detail, were never coloured, and scroll, proceeding upward near kneeling figure, was never inscribed. Outside the picture, at lower centre, is red cross within circle framed by pale blue. Full border on 7, nearly full on 96, smaller partial borders elsewhere: all the borders, showing vine and foliage, are in gold and colours. Initials blue and white, or pink and white, on gold ground, with foliage in pink and white, and in blue and white; other initials in gold on ground of blue and white and/or pink and white with foliate marginal spray in brown ink; still other initials red or blue, sometimes with lavender or blue or red flourishes (red flourishes sometimes include rough drawing of face, e.g. on 36v, 71v, 74, 101). MS 83 underwent conservation work and was disbound in 2017 by Ray Jordan, the Library of Trinity College Dublin. A misbinding in the MS was corrected and Colker's description has been amended to reflect the revised foliation. Currently awaiting rebinding. Previous binding executed for the College in 1741-1744 by the shop of John Exshaw of Dublin in speckled calf. Please see the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library’s catalogue entry for the original manuscript here:
Resource type
  • colored ink
  • pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
  • ink
  • parchment (animal material)
Digital object identifier
  • MS83_001
  • 0146635



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