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A Franciscan Breviary, Written in 1478 in Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 211
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A Franciscan Breviary, consisting of:

  1. Part of the Proprium de Tempore (from the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, the first 200 leaves being lost, fol. 1)
  2. 'Incipiunt Psalmista', the Psalter (fol. 29)
  3. Hymns (fol. 94)
  4. 'Secunda pars breuiarii, siue de festiuitatibus secundum morem Romane ecclesie' (fol. 99)
  5. 'Commune Sanctorum' (fol. 235) with smaller offices (fol. 202v)
  6. Fols. 1-99 are fols. 201-99 of an old foliation
  7. Two leaves are wanting after fol. 218, and several margins have been cut off


  • Creation: Written in 1478 in Italy


284 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 211

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. 19323

Custodial History

At end 'Explicit Breuiarium secundum morem morem Romane Curie: anno Domini m. ccccl. xxviij. mensis Setembris die primo.'


  • See Frere, Bibl. Mus.-Liturg. , p. 29.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns, binding (sides only), stamped leather on boards, imperfect


6 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom