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Manuscript waste, 15th century

Manuscript waste, 15th century

Used as spine-guard. From a 15th century English liturgical manuscript; on left, part of the text of a hymn of St Ambrose ('Deus creator omnium'), on right, musical notation with part of a verse for the response to 'Libera me, domine, de morte eternal' (from the Officium Defunctorum, following the Use of Sarum); this verse was widely circulated and also appears in the Burnet Psalter and the Bohun Hours.

Author: Haymo, Bishop of Halberstadt
Title: Haymonis episcopi Halberstattensis In XII. prophetas minores enarratio (Cologne, 1529)
Shelfmark: G.19.25 (catalogue record)

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