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Library Place Le Mans
Library Name BM
Shelfmark MS 120
Folio Range Fragment (fols 1-2 and 102-103)
Date XI (2/2?) / XII (1/2?)
  • Brittany (?)
  • Rennes (?)
  • North-Western Francia (?)

Abbey of Saint-Pierre de la Couture (Le Mans)


Missal (fragment).

Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

This MS contains a fragment (4 fols) from a missal of undetermined origin, and without any musical notation. An ex-libris from the abbey of Saint-Melaine of Rennes can be read at fol. 101v (therefore lying outside of the missal fragment; Hic liber est sancti Melanii Redonensis cenobii. Si quis eum furatus fuerit, anathema sit. Amen); however, since this ex-libris is plainly late (13th-century?), it does not prove a Breton origin for any part of the MS (pace Huglo 1963: 62, 67, 75, and CMD VII, 566). The manuscript must have reached Le Mans from Rennes, but whether it was written at Rennes or somewhere else, we do not know.

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog n/a
Essential bibliography

CCfr; CGM 20: 92–3; CMD VII, 566; Huglo 1963: 62, 67, 75; ILLB R189 (end); PMSB 299 (§34).

URLs for digital facsimile
Last Updated 2021-06-08 08:28:04
Author Jacopo Bisagni
DHBM Identifier #64
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