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A Carthusian Breviary, Written in the 15th century in Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 162
Held at the Weston Library

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A Carthusian Breviary, consisting of:

  1. A Calendar (fol. 1)
  2. Psalter with Canticles and Creeds (fol. 7)
  3. A Litany (fol. 88v)
  4. Hymnal (fol. 96)
  5. 'Officium beate Virginis Marie' (fol. 103)
  6. 'Officium defunctorum', Capitula and Collects (fol. 115)
  7. Proprium de Tempore, lessons (fol. 152b)
  8. Proprium Sanctorum, lessons (fol. 384)
  9. 'Constitutiones diuini officii', a short ordinal (fol. 429)
  10. On a gem figured on fol. 115 is 'Damice . sia . honesto': fol. 152b is mutilated


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in Italy


439 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 162

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. 19292

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns. With illuminated borders, etc., binding, dark leather on boards, with blind and gold tooling (Italian, contemporary), claspslost


7 × 5 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom