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Breviary, Use of Rome, written in A.D. 1473 at Venice, by Lazarus de Lamesa

MS. Douce 314

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'... Ordo Breuiarii Fratrum Minorum secundum consuetudinem Romane Curie': a calendar precedes. The Proprium de Tempore begins on fol. 9, the Psalter at fol. 239v, the Proprium de Sanctis at fol. 299, and the Commune Sanctorum, etc., at fol. 473v.

A ' Hymnarium per totum annum' begins on fol. 239, but is unfinished after a column and a half: the usual canticles, creeds, litany, etc., follow the Psalter at fol. 292, and at fol. 295 some regulations about Breviaries made by the Council of Bâle in 1435. At end:--' Ego frater Laçarus de Lamesa Venetiis ordinis Servorum sancte Marie Virginis scr[i]psi M° cccc° lxxiij. Die xvj. menssis Decembris.' There are several miniatures and many fine borders, etc., most delicately painted: see fols. 9, 55v, 140v, 164v, 171, 239v, 299v, 454v, 473v, and elsewhere.


  • written in A.D. 1473 at Venice, by Lazarus de Lamesa


507 leaves, in double columns


MS. Douce 314

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 21888

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated


12 1/8 × 9 in.

Repository Details

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