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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 278

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A Roman Breviary, imperfect and bound in wrong order, consisting of:
  1. A Proprium de Tempore (fols. 21-125)
  2. Psalter (fols. 1-14v)
  3. 'Hymnarius' (fols. 14v-20, 253-62)
  4. 'Proprium Sanctorum' (fols. 125234)
  5. Commune Sanctorum, with smaller offices (fols. 235-52)
There are gaps after fols, 1, 10, 104, 114, 124, 234, 242, and perhaps elsewhere.


  • Written in the 15th century in Italy


264 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 278

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. 19380


  • See Frere, Bibl. Mus.-Liturg. , p. 22.

Physical Facet

On parchment, imperfect


4 3/7 × 3 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom