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Name: Liber Praecum

Repository: National Library of Australia

Settlement: Canberra

Associated Manuscript Items:
Liber Praecum

Library ref: MS.1097/7

Acquisition: acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964

Binding: 17c. calf, gilt covers with two fillets around the edges and two fillets forming a centre rectangle at the corners of which hang acorns and leaf adornments. Spine is gilt.


Collation: (8)1-8 (9)9 (8)10-26, Ar.ÑBv., Cv., 1r., 208v., 209r., Dr.ÑEv. are blank.


Condition: Edges trimmed

Deco desc: red rubrics; caps alternately blue, and red; initials alternately red, with blue penwork, and blue, with red penwork.

Dimensions: 136 x 90 mm

Extent: v + 209


Hand desc: Two English hands (i) lv.Ñ129v. a littera gothica textualis formata (ii) 130r.Ñ208r., a littera gothica textualis


Layout: Two English hands (i) lv.Ñ129v., 16 lines, (ii) 130r.Ñ208r., 18 lines,

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Music notation: In the Vigils of the Dead (146v.Ñ201r.) are many musical passages, four red line staves carrying black square notation.


Orig date: s. xivex or s. xvin

Orig place: [Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon


Provenance: 209v. in a 15c. English littera cursiva is the prayer Subuenite sancti dei occurrite angeli. . .; Cr. in 18c. (?) hand ÔGeo. KingsleyÕ; inside front cover is the black stamp Ñ coronet over letter C with no.4 beneath, being a mark of ownership of the Clifford family of Chudleigh

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 9



Support: vellum, fly leaves i-iv 17 c paper


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