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A Carmelite Ordinal, Written in about A.D. 1500 in Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 296
Held at the Weston Library

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A Carmelite Ordinal, consisting of:

  1. 'Kalendarium ad normam eorum quæ acta fuerunt in Comitijs Generalibus reformatum' (fol. 1)
  2. 'Ordinale horarum canonicarum fratrum sacri ordinis semperque [sic] Virginis Marie de Monte Carmelo, extractum et excerptum de approbato Dominici Seppulchri sancte Hierosolimitane ecclesie ...' (fol. 9a)
  3. Litany, 'Officium defunctorum', 'Officium seu commemoratio Virginis Marie' (fol. 36v)
  4. Proprium de Tempore (fol. 43v)
  5. 'Officia propria de Sanctis' (fol. 133v)
  6. 'Commune Officium de Sanctis' (fol. 193v)

There are some musical notes. The colophon is torn, and only the following fragment is left '... [fi]eri fecit ... [sanc]ti Andre[e] ... atanus ... deuotio ... i conuen ... etc. Ad ... [Dei omnip]otentis... [Tho ?]mas Venetus.' The references in the calendar to the usages of Carmelite convents in Rome and Ravenna point to the latter place as a probable source of the volume.


  • Creation: Written in about A.D. 1500 in Italy


219 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 296

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. 19394

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 1/2 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom