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Bridgettine services for an Italian house, Written late in the 15th century in Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 49
Held at the Weston Library

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Bridgettine services for an Italian house, consisting of:

  1. A Psalter with Canticles, Creeds, etc. (fol. 13)
  2. Preceded by 'Ordo cantus & lecture Sororum ordinis Sancti Salvatoris in horis diurnis & nocturnis impermutabiliter observandus ... ex precepto ... sancte Brigide ... ' (fol. 1)
  3. Followed by a Litany (fol. 203v), and a series of Lections, Antiphons, etc. (fol. 208), for the hour-services. Leaves are lost after fols. 12, 207
  4. An Italian Rubric occurs on fol. 12v, and St. Reparata of Corsica is in the Calendar

The mother convent of Vatzstenen (Wastein) is mentioned on fol. 12. The binding is red leather with gold ornament, and the legends 'FVLCITE ME FLORIBVS STIPATE ME MALIS, QVIA. AMORE LANGVEO.' and 'SICVT LILIVM INTER SPINAS. SIC AMICA MEA. INTER FILIAS.', each followed by 'S.MF.ND.' (16th cent.?): with clasps.


  • Creation: Written late in the 15th century in Italy


327 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 49

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. 19249

Custodial History

'Questo libro e del Abbate Colauacci' (the last two words erased: 16th cent.).

Physical Facet

On parchment, imperfect binding, see below


6 3/4 × 4 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom