Sacred Leaves Manuscript Collection

Alternative Title

Catalogue 21



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Publication Date

January 2001


recto: Alternating blue and red flourished initials. Full-page foliate border comprised of red, blue, and maroon acanthus leaves and floral spray with gold leaf. Historiated initial C featuring St. Lawrence wearing a red robe, tonsured, and holding a quill pen in one hand while the other hand rests on a gridiron. The initial is surrounded with acanthus leaves and gold leaf. verso: Alternating blue and red flourished initials.


Text in Latin. Original image found in: Sacred leaves litury & devotion: manuscripts from England to Ethiopia. Text identification: recto: End of oratio for the August 9 Vigil of St. Lawrence, Martyr (et intercessione beati Laurentii) followed by a reading from Ecclesiastics 51. Psalm 111:9-10 for the gradual, Matthew 16:24 for the Evangelii (or gospel), Job 16:20 for the offertory. The secret (Hostias quas tibi) followed by Matthew 16:24 for the communion. The post-communion (Da quaesumus Domine Deus noster) precedes the introit for the August 10 feast of St. Lawrence which begins with Psalm 95:1, followed by the oratio (Da nobis q[uaesumu]s omnipotens) and concluding with a reading from 2 Corinthians reading. Psalm 16:3 for the gradual, John 12:24 for the gospel, Psalm 95 for the offertory. The secret (Accipe q[uaesumu]s D[omi]ne) is followed by John 12:26 for the communion. The post-communion (Sacro mune[re] satiati) is followed by the oratio for the August 11 feast of Saints Tiburtius and Susanna (Tiburtii et Susan[na]e nos D[omi]ne). The secret (Adesto D[omi]ne p[re]cib[us] p[o]p[u]li) and post-communion )Sumpsimus D0omi]ne pign[us]) conclude the feast. The verso ends with the start of the oratio for the August 13 feast of Sts. Hippolytus and Cassian. Items in this collection are only available online; we do not have physical copies of these items in the USF Library's Special Collections. The original items were returned to the donor.


Manuscripts, Latin, Italy, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Missals, Liturgics


[1] leaf (2 columns, 30 lines) : vellum ; 34.5 X 27.5 cm.

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Manuscripts, Latin; Illumination of books and manuscripts; Missals; Liturgics

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illuminated manuscripts



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University of South Florida



Leaf from a missal, Italy Catalogue 21



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