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No 51 & 52 1993

Plate 21. The Offices of the Cathedra of St Peter and St Thomas Aquinas. Antiphonal. c.1340. Melbourne, State Library of Victoria, *096.1/R66A. f.243v. It is clear from this folio that the Office of St Thomas, written 1334, was integral to the design of the manuscript. [illuminated page]

Plate 21. The Offices of the Cathedra of St Peter and St Thomas Aquinas. Antiphonal. Melbourne, State Library of Victoria, *096.1/R66A.f.243v. It is clear from this folio that the Office of St Thomas, written 1334, was integral to the design of the manuscript. Note the text ligatum est in celis et quodc_[m]que solveris super terram erit is without music. Both the text and its music are found on the previous recto: this suggests that the scribe was following the usual practice of writing the text first, then adding the music — but made an error, forgetting that he had already copied this text.