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A Roman Breviary, Written in the 13th and 14th century in Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 171
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A Roman Breviary for Franciscan use made up out of two manuscripts. In the 13th cent. hand are:

  1. A Proprium de Tempore (fol. 137) wanting some leaves at beginning
  2. The end of a Psalter, consisting of a Litany at the end of an Office for the Dead (fol. 222)
  3. 'Breuiarium in festiuitatibus Sanctorum' (fol. 224v)
  4. A Commune Sanctorum (fol. 274v) incomplete at end

This has been supplemented by a 14th cent. hand, which has contributed:

  1. A Calendar (fol. 1: Franciscan, made such by erasures and additions)
  2. Psalter with Canticles, Litany, etc. (fol. 8, wanting the first leaf)
  3. Hymnal (fol. 108v)

Two more hands of about A.D. 1400 have supplied missing leaves and interfered with the Psalter (see fols. 7, 125, 277, etc.).


  • Creation: Written in the 13th and 14th century in Italy


285 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 171

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. 19301

Physical Facet

On parchment, in parts much rubbed


6 5/8 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom