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A Franciscan Breviary written in France, with French rubrics, written chiefly in the 14th cent. in France

MS. Douce 245
Held at the Weston Library

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Consisting of:

  1. (fol. 1) a French calendar
  2. (fol. 7) Psalter with canticles, litany, etc.
  3. (fol. 78) Proprium de Tempore (imperfect at beginning)
  4. (fol. 317) Proprium Sanctorum (imperfect at beginning)
  5. (fol. 492) 'Commune Sanctorum'.

Some early 15th cent. additions of services are at fol. 530, with a 'Vita sancti Francisci', etc. divided into lections (fol. 557): and a later 'Rubrica Parisiensis' about Sundays is at fol. 586. Leaves are wanting after fols. 77 (two), 226, 255, 316, 577: fol. 267 should follow fol. 420. See Frere's Bibl. Mus.-Liturg., fasc. 1, p. 26.


  • Creation: written chiefly in the 14th cent. in France


592 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Douce 245

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 21819

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with several small miniatures in capitals, borders, etc.


7 1/4 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom