Accession number: 
MS M.909
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1440.
French brown calf, blind tooled, dated 1575 on cover, rebacked [the 1575 is located upside down on a decorative motif at center on the front cover - the manuscript seems to have been bound upside down and backwards in the binding].
Gift of Mrs. Richard C. Storey, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Bayard Thayer of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1962.
525 leaves (2 columns, 26 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 235 x 165 mm
Johannes Henrictus, a canon in Chalon-sur-Saône - note of ownership in gold letters and a coat of arms (now erased) within a floral frame, added on folio 128v subsequent to the manuscript's execution but probably still in the 15th century: Iste liber sci breviariu[m] secundi temporis p[er]ti[n]et magistro iohanni henricti canonico cabilonensi; gift of Mrs. Richard C. Storey in memory of her mother, Mrs. Bayard Thayer of Lancaster, Massachusetts, in 1962.

Ms. breviary for the second half of the liturgical year (written in brown ink in the upper margin of fol. 3: Partie d'esté de l'ancien Breviaire de l'Eglise de Chalon), use of Chalon-sur-Saône (Calendar, Office of the Dead), and other texts; written and illuminated in France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1440.
Use: in Calendar, 27 Jan - Lupi Cabilon[ensis] ep' & conf. Dup; 17 Mar. - Agricole Cab[ilonensis] Ep. Dup; 30 Apr. - Flavii ep[iscopus] Cabilonen[sis]; 30 May - Dedicatio[n]is eccl[es]ie a cab[ilonensis].; 29 Jul. - Lupo Trecencis, Dup (Autun); 8 Oct. - St. Grati ep[iscopus] Cabilonen[sis], his feast on fol 447; 20 Oct. - Verani cab[ilonensis] Epi[scopus] et conf[essor] Dup.; 20 Nov. - Silvestri ep[iscopus] Cabilon[ensis]; fol. 9: Incipit psalt[erium] fer' ad ysum cab[ilonensis] ecc[le]s[ie]; fol. 129: Incipit ordo breviarium more cab[ilonensis] ecclesie compilati; Office of the Dead responses are for Chalon-sur-Saône: 1. Credo quod; 2. Qui lazarum; 3. Domine quando; 4. Heu michi; 5. Ne recorderis; 6. Libere me domine de morte; 7. Peccantem me; 8. Libera me domine de viis; 9. Absolve domine.
Decoration: 76 pages with illuminated initials and floral borders, four with a hybrid or an animal in the border (fol. 9v - a peacock; fol. 45v - a bird; fol. 77v - a man/peacock; fol. 129v - a flower/archer).
Musical notation: 4-line red staves with notes added in the margins of several leaves: on fol. 9 beginning the Psalter (beginning Adoremus dom[inum] qui fecit nos Venite); and on fols. 9v, 10, 11v, and 12.