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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 166
Held at the Weston Library

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A Franciscan Breviary 'secundum ritum ac formam Romane Curie', consisting of:

  1. A Calendar and Rubrics (fol. 24b)
  2. Proprium de Tempore (foll, 1, 42c, 379, imperfect)
  3. Psalter with Canticles (fol. 158)
  4. 'Ympni ordine dicendi ... secundum Romanam Curiam' (fol. 211e)
  5. 'Proprium Sanctorum' (fol. 222)
  6. 'Commune Sanctorum', and 'Ordo officii ad benedicendum mensam' or 'Benedictiones mense' (fol. 376)

The order being disturbed as the volume is at present bound. The Calendar is Roman, not Franciscan: and the entries of St. Zeno on Apr. 12, May 21, and Dec. 8 in red prove a connexion with Verona.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in Italy


399 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 166

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. 19296

Custodial History

On fol. 378bv 'Questo libro sie delle monache da Murâ' (16th cent. ?).


  • See Frere, Bibl. Mus.-Lit. , p. 28.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns


6 1/2 × 4 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom