Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 502: Willelmus Durandus the Elder, Rationale diuinorum officiorum
ff. cir. 250
305 Height (mm) and 210 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
Table of contents:
Rationale diuinorum officiorum
This book is in an extremely fragile condition and it has not been possible for it to be imaged, save for a few images of its cover and two single pages. The front cover exterior and interior, the recto of the front flyleaf, f. ar, and the first leaf, f. br have been imaged. The paper is disintegrating and cannot be stabilised, so it has not even been possible to foliate the manuscript throughout. There is a single text in the book, the 'Rationale diuinorum officiorum' by William Durandus the Elder (1237-96), the long discussion of the liturgical services of the Church which was very widely read in the late Middle Ages. This volume is part of the Elbing collection; a group of manuscripts which belonged to a Brigittine convent at Elbing (Elblag), near Gdansk. The collection was donated to Corpus Christi College by either Richard Pernham (1583?-1628) or his wife Mary, whose name is in many of these books.