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A Collectare of some Italian diocese, Written in the 12th century in North Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 320
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A Collectare of some Italian diocese ('archipresbyter', fol. 16v, etc.), with some hymns, lections, etc. The Propria de Tempore and Sanctorum are in one series, but wanting all before Quinquagesima: the Commune Sanctorum begins on fol. 65, but is imperf. at end. Leaves are also lost after fols. 6, 9, 23. There is musical notation, usually on one red line.


  • Creation: Written in the 12th century in North Italy


100 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 320

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. 19409

Custodial History

The expression in the collect connected with Stt. Nazarius and Celsus (fol. 52v), 'populus tuus qui sub tantis sanctorum martyrum tuorum ... patrocini[i]s sunt constituti', may point to the neighbourhood of Milan.


  • See Frere's Bibl. Mus.-Liturg. , p. 19.

Physical Facet

On parchment, imperfect


9 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom