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A Roman Breviary, Written in 1463-1464 in Germany

MS. Canon. Liturg. 286
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A Roman Breviary, for Augustinian use, perhaps written in Germany, consisting of:

  1. A Calendar (fol. 2)
  2. 'Psalterium secundum cursum Romane curie' (fol. 8v)
  3. Hymnal, dated at end '1463' (fol. 64)
  4. Proprium de Tempore (fol. 74)
  5. Proprium Sanctorum, dated at end '1464' (fol. 191)
  6. Commune Sanctorum, and smaller offices (fol. 296)
  7. On fol. 313av '1464. Scriptum & completum Anno Domini. 1464. quarta die mensis Marcij In conuentu uallis Sancte Marie beylar', possibly' bei Lahr' in Rhenish Prussia, S. of Munster

In the calendar 'Ludgeri episcopi Monasteriensis' is in red on Apr. 24.


  • Creation: Written in 1463-1464 in Germany


324 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 286

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. 19386


  • See Frere, Bibl, Mus.-Liturg. p. 32.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns, with many small miniatures, a border, illuminated capitals, etc., binding, leather, four panels stamped on each cover, each with 'ora pro nobis sancta dei genitrix' and small figures (Bruges, 15th cent.), the back is modem


7 5/8 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom