PRoMs - The Production and Reading of Music Sources

Mise-en-page in manuscripts and printed books containing polyphonic music, 1480—1530

Manuscript: London, Great Britain, British Library, MS Additional 35087

Manuscript type: choirbook

RISM siglum: GB-Lbl Add. 35087

DIAMM Source Key: 1897

Basis for description: original

London, Great Britain, British Library, MS Additional 35087


Perhaps copied in Bruges (scribal concordance with B-Br IV.90/B-Br IV.1274/B-Tv 94). Compiled for Jérôme Lauweryn of Watervliet (d. 1509), an official at the Netherlands court during reigns of Maximilian I, Philip the Fair, and Margaret of Austria (inscription on f. 1: "Hieronymus Laurinus est meus herus"). Two English inscriptions (ff. 37v, 75v) apparently in 16th-century hands; manuscript probably came to England through connections between Lauweryn family and English humanists. Subsequent owners unknown until 19th century. Presented to British Museum by Herbert Thompson in 1897.


London, Great Britain
red cloth over wood
none edges
Endpapers: paper
With white spine.