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A Benedictine breviary, Written in or soon after 1228 in North Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 346

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A Benedictine breviary, probably written in the diocese of Aquileia, consisting of:
  1. A calendar and tables (fol. 1)
  2. Proprium de Tempore (fol. 9: wanting a leaf at beginning)
  3. Proprium Sanctorum (fol. 195)
  4. Commune Sanctorum, etc. (fol. 290)
  5. Psalter (fol. 320: imperfect at end)
The calendar is not unlike that of MS. Canon. Liturg. 297, North Italian with a strong German admixture: at June 9 is 'Consecratio ecclesie monasterii Mosacensis', added perhaps late in the 13th cent., and St. Vocatus occurs: Mosacum is near Aquileia. The calendarial tables extend from 1228 to 1297 (1305). There are musical notes.


  • Written in or soon after 1228 in North Italy


344 Leaves


MS. Canon. Liturg. 346

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. 19432


  • See Frere ( Bibl. Mus.-Liturg. , p. 35), who thinks that the MS. was written in the Rhine district.

Physical Facet

On parchment, rubbed in parts


10 3/8 × 7 3/8 in.

Repository Details

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