StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS LAT/1
TitleLectionary for Holy Days and Feasts
Date12th century
DescriptionLectionarium Pro Sanctis Diebus Et Festis (lectionary for holy days and feasts). Apparently incomplete. Coveney (see bibliographical note) suggests that the whole MS is on one hand, with the exception of f.1r. This main text is a 12th Century gothic minuscule, rather large and of varying quality, in black ink with red initials and headings. The hand on folio 1 is smaller and in a lighter ink. The parchment is of varying quality, with uneven thickness, some large holes and badly cut.

On the modern binding is: Sermones de sanctis. saec. XII (12th century sermons on saints).
Extent1 volume containing 40 leaves
AdminHistoryOriginally bound with University College London MS LAT 2 & 3 and MS GERM 16 as Phillipps MS 18090.
CustodialHistoryThe manuscript belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, an antiquary and bibliophile whose collection included c60,000 manuscripts of various kinds, some relating to the administration of Swiss towns. Various manuscripts were sold after Sir Thomas's death, some to the German government, and were dispersed to several libraries.
AcquisitionPresented to University College London in 1911 by Lord Cromer.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
FindingAidsDorothy K Coveney, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London' (London, 1935); N R Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries' (London and Oxford, 1969); handlist at University College London Special Collections.
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