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A Breviary 'secundum consuetudinem Romane Curie', Written in the second half of the 15th century in Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 1
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A Breviary 'secundum consuetudinem Romane Curie', for Franciscan use, consisting of:

  1. A Calendar (fol. 1)
  2. Psalter etc. (fol. 7)
  3. Proprium de Tempore (fol. 82)
  4. Proprium Sanctorum (fol. 277)
  5. Commune Sanctorum (fol. 424)
  6. And smaller offices (fol. 444v)

The Calendar points in some respects to Verona (Stt. Saturninus, Apr. 7: Zeno, Apr. 12, May 21: Annon, May 23, etc.): but the occurrence of 'Sancti Stephani Cavaciani episcopi' in red on Oct. 29 connects the book still more closely with Cajazzo, near Naples. At end 'Hic berbiarius est scriptus, Qui scripsit sit benedictus. Scriptor sum talis, Monstrat mea lictera [qualis].'


  • Creation: Written in the second half of the 15th century in Italy


477 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 1

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no. 19219


  • See W. H. Frere's Bibliotheca Musico-Liturgica , fascic. 1 (1894), p. 27.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns


5 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom