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A Roman Diurnal, Written in the 15th century in Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 237

  • Request

A Roman Diurnal, containing:

  1. A Calendar (fol. 1, wanting Jan.-Feb.)
  2. Proprium de Tempore, pars hiemalis (fol. 6)
  3. Proprium Sanctorum, pars hiemalis (fol. 145)
  4. Hours of the Virgin, in outline (fol. 198)
  5. Proprium de Tempore, pars aestivalis (fol. 213)
  6. Proprium Sanctorum, pars aestivalis (fol. 305)
  7. Commune Sanctorum (fol. 439)

Some leaves appear to be wanting, as after fols. 144, 197, 212, 304. Each verso is written from bottom to top, and each leaf is bound by the top, not side, and bevelled at the corners: the metal frame of the back of the binding (which is old) having a loop, so that the volume could be hung from the wearer's girdle.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in Italy


461 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 237

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. 19343

Custodial History

In the calendar on June 20 is 'Consecratio ecclesiae nostre.'.


  • See Frere, Bibl, Mus.-Liturg. , p. 25.

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding in parts rubbed and mutilated


5 5/8 × 2 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom