The first and last folia of the first quire have come loose, and when the
modern foliation (in pencil in the upper halves of the right-hand margins of
recto-sides) was made the last folio of that quire was misplaced and therefore
erroneously foliated as fol. 32.
Fol. 31 is a detached single leaf; there are evidently several folia
missing between it and fol. 30. Overall the book is in rather poor condition. The
outer margins are dirty, indicating that the book has been in heavy use for a
period, and the edges of folia are frequently frayed.
Text and notation in one column, on 6–9 lines, ruled in
Rather formal gothic cursive for
(hybrida used in places for effect, e.g. fol. 25r lines 5 and 6), and humanistic
) intended for the
initials of hymns but for the most part left unexecuted; all decoration entirely
Limp binding in a single leaf from a liturgical book of
. The binding is rather loose, and
the book is evidently missing some leaves from the end.
The covers are from a liturgical
(September – December). Parchment, 25 × ca. 34 (19 × ca. 25).
Text 31 lines in two columns, ruled with ink and pricked in (at least) the outer
margin, one hole per line of text. Gothic bookhand by one moderately skilled
The kalendar conforms to Dominican use but ignores the feasts of regular use. The
Feast of St
15 December confirms that the
kalendar follows the secular use of the
diocese of Turku
feast of St
is missing, which suggests
that the kalendar predates her canonization in
Note also that 14.9.
XI milium uirginum
. A hand of
has added 7.10. St
, and upgraded the feasts of SS.
. (For further analysis of the contents see
.) Due to the trimming of the folio the grades for the feasts in
December are missing.
There is also an almost completely faded
inscription written on the folded-down margin of the folio. The fragment comes from
a relatively large liturgical book, probably a missal. The book was
probably intended for a parish, perhaps
, where it was still in use in
before being bound in the present volume.
In the late sixteenth century, after
, the date recorded on
the leaf used as the cover, and probably
hymnary was published, a priest in
prepared a book
containing a series of chants and hymns used in the mass.