XVIII • Orologhion incompleto dell'Archimandritato SS. Salvatore di Messina Ἀκολουθία εἰπομένη ἔξω τοῦ Χοροῦ εἰς χρείαν τοῦ νεομοναχοῦ καὶ κληρικοῦ Ἰω(άννου) τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου Μεσσίνα (Horologion, comprising: Matins. Lauds. Hours. Prime. Terce. Sext. None, imperfect)
f. 1: Γιάνες Παπαμανολ (...) Γεωργάκις Λμπαγαλόπουλο(ς) Αγγελο(?). Note by Giuseppe Maria Ida, dated 9 March 1763 (f. 2): Io Giuseppe Maria Ida’ Sono al servizio di D. Gio. Chrisostomo Messina Basiliano. Londra 9 Maggio 1763. Another hand (f. 2): liber Usu’ D. Ioannis Chrysostomi Messina. According to the title-page (f 4) the present MS was compiled for the Basilian monk and cleric Ioannes Chrysostom of Messina. The title-page (f 4) includes an escutcheon charged with a single upright column, inscribed with the motto 'Talis est magnus Basilius', and surmounted by an ecclesiastical hat and triple tassels. Two further decorated pages (ff 91v, 111v) include a pierced heart and the monogram 'MA' surmounted by a coronet. Another (f 69v) includes an escutcheon surmounted by an ecclesiastical hat and triple tassels. All these marks appear to relate to the Basilian monastery of San Salvatore at Messina. Obit of Innocentius Sasso by an unnamed fellow student, dated 4 Dec. 1764 (f 156v). Bookstamp (f 3) and armorial bookplate (front pastedown) of the Hon. Frederic North, later 5th Earl of Guilford, the latter inscribed in ink 'No 459' (listed as such in the catalogue of Guilford's Greek books, Add MS 16572, f 50). Shelfmark 'u.a.L/1/A' (first flyleaf). '292' in pencil at top of front pastedown. Purchased, together with Add MS 8228, 8233, 8237, 8245, from R. H. Evans, 8 December 1830, lot 292 (part).