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A Carthusian breviary, Written in the second half of the 15th century in North Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 410
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A Carthusian breviary, consisting of:

  1. A calendar with liturgical notes (fol. iiv)
  2. 'Psalterium secundum ordinem fratrum ordinis Cartusie', with canticles, etc., and smaller offices (fol. 1, including a hymnal at fol. 74v)
  3. Proprium de Tempore (fol. 101, the first leaf lost)
  4. Proprium ('festiuale') Sanctorum (fol. 234v)
  5. 'Commune Sanctorum' (fol. 289v)

There are some very beautiful miniatures and borders (the larger at fols. 1, 74v, 234v, 289v), described in Waagen's Treasures of Art in Great Britain (1854), iii. 106 ('No. 287').


  • Creation: Written in the second half of the 15th century in North Italy


311 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 410

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. 19476

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns, with fine miniatures, etc., see scope and content


7 1/2 × 5 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom