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A Choir book, Written in the 15th and 16th century in Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 291
Held at the Weston Library

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A Choir book, with musical notes, for a Dominican nunnery ('priorisa' on fols. 52, 66: St. Dominic twice in the litany, fol. 99), consisting of Antiphons, Benedictions, Office for the Dead, etc. At fol. 35v is a list of tones.

There are a few additions in a 16th cent. hand, partly in Italian, as at fol 115v; 'Memorial de libri grandi che si canta in coro.'.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th and 16th century in Italy


117 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 291

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. 19390

Physical Facet

On parchment, with clasps


6 3/4 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom