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Illuminated manuscript of the collects for the Sundays and Red-Letter Festivals of the church year according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Decorated in medieval manner, each collect is written in black ink decorated with red, with illustrated borders. Many of the borders contain biblical scenes and saints.

medium: ink on paper
technique: illuminated, calligraphy, painting

St David's Cathedral Library, St Davids, Pembrokeshire

Reproduced by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of St David's Cathedral.

The manuscript was given to the cathedral by Miss Dorothy Ellis. In a letter dated 20th December 1928, she noted that 'the book was made by my English Great Aunts who were Puseyites of the forties and fifties. I give it in memory of my late father'. Unfortunately Miss Ellis names neither the aunts nor her father. She left Pembrokeshire for Newmarket.


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The Risen Christ meets St Mary Magdalene in the Garden: Iluminations from <em>The Book of Collects</em>St AndrewSt StephenScenes from the Life of ChristThe Flight to EgyptThe Presentation in the TempleThe AnnunciationThe Triumphal Entry into JerusalemThe DepositionPentecostThe Tower of Babel and Peter Preaching at PentecostAbraham Greets the Lord in the Plains of Mamre and the TransfigurationJohn the Baptist and John the Baptist PreachingThe Apostles St Simon and St JudeThe Disciples receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and Disciples Carrying their CrossesSt PaulThe NativityThe Risen Christ Appearing to St Mary Magdalene

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 98.

  Frontispiece    from    Iluminations from <em>The Book of Collects</em>

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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