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A York Ordinal, Written in the 15th century in England

MS. Selden Supra 40
Held at the Weston Library

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A York Ordinal: beg. 'A primum . Festum Pasche vij° Kalendas Aprilis, littera dominicalis A. Feria ija, ... iija, ... iiija, Festa duplicia . Feria quinta ... sexta, Sabbato Quasi ix lectiones . Dominica in octavis Pasche . Feria ija de feria Responsorium locutus est & cetera'. 'Synodus Ebor.' occurs often in the margin. At end (fol. 125) are some special rules, and 'Explicit Tabula & cetera'. Fols. 1, 134-7 are fragments from a Latin 13th cent. missal (with musical notes) which Dr. Η. M. Bannister pronounces to be of the use of York.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in England


137 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Selden Supra 40


Old Selden mark = 40

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. II, no. 3428

Custodial History

'By me Rycharde Lostmau preyst' (15th cent.) is on fol. 133v.

Manuscript 3443 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, red leather on oak boards, worn, clasp lost, 15th cent. English work


8 3/8 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom