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Private offices and prayers, Written in the second half of the 15th century in Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 136
Held at the Weston Library

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Private offices and prayers, including:

  1. 'Officium de Passione ... Christi ...' (fol. 1)
  2. 'Officium Spiritus Sancti' (fol. 32v)
  3. 'Officium Conceptionis Virginis' (fol. 34v)
  4. Penitential Psalms with Litany (fol. 41)
  5. 'Letanie beatissime Virginis Marie' (fol. 61v)
  6. 'Septem gaudia Virginis Marie' (fol. 84v)
  7. 'Versus [octo] sancti Bernardi' (fol. 114v)
  8. 'Modus orandi & forma dicendi Pater Noster & Aue Maria in septimana sacra' (fol. 135v)
  9. See also fols. 25, 81v, etc.

Some prayers are in Italian (fol. 159v). Two coloured engravings of Stt. Antony and John the Baptist, printed on parchment, are at fols. iii, iv (17th cent.?). The end papers (17th cent.?) bear stamped figures.

On fol. 1 is a coat of arms which may be described roughly as:--barry of six argent and gules, on a chief azure a trefoil ornament on a base or.


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


214 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian


MS. Canon. Liturg. 136

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. 19273

Physical Facet

On parchment, with a few miniatures, a border, etc.


4 1/4 × 3 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom