early 15th century
Portions of a Sarum gradual, in two different hands, as follows:- (a) Eight leaves containing the Ordinary of the Mass (Kyrie-Agnus Dei), including troped Kyries. With a partial illuminated border, three illuminated initials, and a number of other initials with penwork decoration in red or purple;- (b) Parts of the Proper of the Time (Sundays 1-24 after Trinity; Quatuor tempora September), ff. 8 + ff. 2; and part of the Common of Saints (Nativity of one apostle to Nativity of several martyrs), ff. 7, preceded by a stub. Small illuminated initials with sprays of foliage and flowers, and a number of fine penwork initials, some surmounted by crowns or mitres, and decorated with penwork heads. Signature 'g' at the foot of the last verso. 440mm x 320mm, but many leaves partly cut away (?initials removed).