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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Hatton 116

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Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 

Initials and titles in red. Titles in rustic capitals or minuscules.


The collect 'Deus qui dedisti legem Moisi in summitate montis Sinay. et illic / per angelum tuum corpus Katerine uirginis. mirabiliter / collocasti. tribue quesumus. ut eius meritis et intercessione ad montem qui Cristus est ualeamus peruenire.' and antiphon 'Ecce crucem domini. fugite partes aduerse de tribu Juda radix David. Alleluia.' were added slightly later in s. xii in the five lines remaining blank on p. 395. A note in Thomas Barlow's hand identifies the collect with that in Roman and Sarum service-books for 25th November, St Katherine's Day, specifically concerning her reception by angels. The antiphon was used as an exorcism or healing formula. It is interesting to note this addition for St Katherine in a manuscript associated with the region that produced the early thirteenth-century manuscript, Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 34, containing the Katherine Group of saints' lives and other texts.

Binding Description: 

Bound in s. xvii/xviii uniformly with Hatton 115. The rust-mark from a nail which held the strap of an earlier binding in position shows on pp. 391-402.

Accompanying Material: 

Pages 399-402 are two waste leaves, a bifolium of a copy of a Summa of the Decretum of Gratian, s. xiiex, used as a pastedown and flyleaf.