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A Breviary according to Cistercian use, Written in 1373 by Johannes in Germany

MS. Canon. Liturg. 3
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A Breviary according to Cistercian use, written in Germany, containing:

  1. A Calendar (fol. 1, wanting Jan.-Mar.)
  2. Canon of the Mass (fol. 5v)
  3. Psalter (fol. 7)
  4. Hymnal (fol. 30)
  5. Proprium de Tempore (fol. 36)
  6. Proprium Sanctorum (fol. 122)
  7. Commune Sanctorum (fol. 181)
  8. Smaller offices (fol. 201v; missa de spinea Corona, de S. Anna, etc.)

Robert de Molesme, the founder of the Cistercian order, is at Apr. 29 in the Calendar. On fol. 201v is 'Explicit liber feria tercia in uigilia sancti Bartholomei apostoli Anno Domini Mmo CCCmoLXXmo tercio [i.e. Aug. 23, 1373] per manus kphbnnks [i.e. Iohannis]. [Ach wy. Zu arch [or Suarthz=Schwartz?]. yst dy kunst. Amen.'


  • Creation: Written in 1373 by Johannes in Germany


212 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 3

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. 19221


  • See Frere, Bibl. Mus.-Liturg. , p. 39.

Physical Facet

On parchment, imperfect, in double columns


5 7/8 × 4 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom