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Parisiis impressi arte ac pervigili cura Francisci Regnault universitatis Parisiensis librarii jurati / in vico sancti Jacobi e regione maturinorum sub signo elephantis commorantis. Anno domini millesimo quingentesimo xxxiij. vicesima secunda die mensis Augusti.
Except for the Kalendar, and for a slight portion torn off the last leaf, it is complete: bound in calf, and in excellent preservation. The size is not 4 inches by 7, as stated in the sale catalogue, but 4 by 3 : it has double columns, and 36 lines in each column. (1) Temporale, aj to v 8 b, all in eights. (2) Kalendar gone. (3) Psalterium and Commune. Aj to P8 b, all in eights, numbered in right-hand corner of the page from Fo. j to Fo. cxx. (4) Sanctorale, from S. Andrew to Wilfridi episcopi et confessoris, aa j to hh 4. This is the edition probably noticed by P[hilippe] D[eschamps) in his Dictionnaire de Géographie, col. 441, 442, where he says that Gachet at Paris in 1533 reprinted ‘en très petit format' the York Breviary which he had before printed in 1526.
This is the Pars Estivalis of the same edition as G, but as it lacks the title-page, there is no positive proof of the fact. It has, what G lacks, the Kalendar. It is incomplete, for all the 8 folios sign. a, at the beginning of the book, and for all the feasts between All Saints Day and S. Saturninus : and so lacks the Colophon. In the Museum Catalogue it is thus described : 'Note. Register A-T, 12. 8 unnumbered leaves, ' and A—P, AA–TT. Parts 1 and 3 are without pagina* tion. Imperfect, wanting Title-page, and all before Sig. B, *H8,0 1 8, and all after Sig. TT.O 2-7 are much mutilated.'
It has the name of the late Dr. Raine in it, to whom it passed 'By the Will of James Gordon. It was purchased by the Museum in 1859. (1) Temporale, begins on B j (signature title Ebo. on first folio of each octave), from B to S in eights, and T in twelves. (2) Kalendar, 8 folios, with no signature nor paging. (3) Psalter and Commune, from A to P, all in eights, but Oj is wanting and 0 8, and the other six folios of O are all torn across at the bottom. (4) Sanctorale. From AA to TT, all in eights, ending abruptly in the middle of the second Vespers of All Saints Day. In the British Museum Catalogue the conjectural date of 1520 is assigned to it, and in Dr. Henderson's list of York Service Books, that of 1530; but, as stated above, it must be given to the year 1533. It has, like G, double columns, with 36 lines in each column, and in size is 4 inches by 3.
This is a copy of the whole Breviary, in two volumes, but made up of more than one edition, and with a Sarum Kalendar. There is no title, and no imprint in either volume. The date 1524, which is put on the outside by the binder, is got from the table for finding the golden number in the Kalendar, where it is the first year of the series of nineteen. This, however, gives no authority whatever: for this Kalendar is not of York use, and is printed in a type unlike all York books known. A Kalendar, one exactly similar to it, is found in a Sarum Breviary of 1524, now at Oscott, printed at Paris for Fr. Byrckman. Certainly the main portions of these two volumes (in fact, all of the Pars Hyemalis, and the Psalter and Sanctorale of the P. Estivalis) are of an edition later than this date. Most probably this book came out about 1555, in the reign of Philip and Mary.
Pars Hyemalis. (1) Temporale. AA to RR all in eights. [Note.—FF is wrongly bound up after GG, and LL before HH.]
AA begins the Advent Rubric, with no title-page. (3) Psalterium. a to k, all in eights, and numbered from Fo. I to Fo. lxxx. Commune. aa to ff, all in eights. (4) Sanctorale, from S. Andrew to S. Wilfrid. A to H in eights and I in four. There are two sizes of type used, and each
page has two columns with thirty-three lines to a column. Pars Estivalis. (1) Temporale. (This is of a later edition
than the rest of the volumes.) Signatures. aa to rr all in eights and ss in four. (nn iij. and nn iiij. are wrongly printed mm iij. and mm iiij.) There is but one type used : and in each column of this part of the book there are 35, not 33, lines. This temporale resembles greatly the edition of 1526, printed by Regnault. (2) Kalendar. 8 folios, of Sarum use, with the 'Envoi' of Constantinus
| The credit of this discovery is cue to Mr. Bradshaw, and I have verified its correctness.
Lepus to the clergy of England, exactly similar to that in the Sarum Breviary of 1524, now in the Library of Oscott College. (3) Psalter and Commune exactly the same as that in the Pars Hyemalis. (4) Sanctorale, from the Annunciation to S. Saturninus. Signatures AA to ZZ, then the abbreviations for 'et' and 'con,' all in eights, and the abbreviation for 'us' in sevens. Probably there is one folio wanting at the end which would have contained the imprint. This Psalter, Commune and Sanctorale have, as the Pars Hyemalis, double columns with 33 lines in each column. These two volumes are bound by Hayday, and lettered unfortunately Breviarium Eboraceuse. In size they are five inches and three-eights by three and a half: and in the P. Estivalis in the Temporale, between the Saturday after Pentecost and Trinity Sunday, is inserted an
enormous Pye of 94 pages. This very valuable copy of the Breviary did not come into
my hands till the greater part of this volume was printed. The collation of it begins at col. 677.
At the request of the Editor of the York Manual (Vol. lxiii. of this series) attention is drawn to the fact that at p. 89 of that volume, in the Exequiae Defunctorum, Psalm cxliv., • Exaltabo te, Deus,' has been printed instead of l'salm xxix., •Exaltabo te, Domine.'