Drummond missal

Record ID: 
122660
Accession number: 
MS M.627
Title: 
Drummond missal
Created: 
Ireland, late 11th or early 12th cent.
Binding: 
Brown Russian over boards with one clasp; in brown morocco box, probably English, ca. 1870.
Credit: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1916.
Description: 
108 leaves (1 column, average 23 (calendar) and 16 (missal) lines) : vellum, ill. ; 150 x 110 mm
Provenance: 
Probably in the possession of the Drummond family in the 14th century; owned by James, Duke of Perth, at Drummond Castle in 1728; lost, and rediscovered in the library at Drummond Castle in 1861; Sir James Drummond collection; Lady Willoughby de Eresby, daughter of the 3rd Duke of Ancaster, wife of Sir James Drummond (1882); Willoughby Merrick Campbell Burrell, 5th Baron Gwyder (1900); purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) from Quaritch in 1916.
Notes: 

Ms. missal for the use of Rome or the Church of Ireland; preceeded by a calendar (fol. 1-17v); written and decorated in Ireland in the late 11th or early 12th century.
Musical notation: inflection marks and neumes on fol. 37, 69, 70v, 72v, 76, and 77v.
Decoration: large and small penwork initials often filled-in with purplish red and yellow.

Script: 
insular minuscule
Language: 
Latin and Irish
Classification: