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Part of an Ambrosian Breviary, Written in the 15th century in Milan

MS. Canon. Liturg. 275
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Part of an Ambrosian Breviary, consisting of:

  1. A calendar (fol. 2)
  2. Psalter with Cantica and index (fols. 9b, 139)
  3. Commune Sanctorum (fols. 109v, 125)
  4. 'Offitium beate Virginis Marie' (fol. 123v: but eight leaves, containing most of the office, are lost after fol. 124) and minor offices

On the cover is written 'Diurnum Ambrosianum', but the book is not an ordinary Diurnal, and the latter part is monastic.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in Milan


150 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 275

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. 19377

Custodial History

'Franciscus Castellus Mediolanensis ecclesie ordinarius est huius opusculi posessor M. D. lix ': an 18th cent. book plate, bearing gules, an ox passant proper, above L B conjoined, is in the book.

Physical Facet

On parchment, imperfect


5 1/2 × 4 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom