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A lectionary for the whole year, Written in the 11th century on the Continent

MS. Barlow 4
Held at the Weston Library

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A lectionary for the whole year, headed in a mid-thirteenth-cent. English hand 'Collectio quedam omeliarum et sermonum per totum annum', and beginning with the vigil of Christmas, beg. 'Cernens ecclesia' (p. 9), preceded by a preface in a somewhat earlier hand (p. 1).


  • Creation: Written in the 11th century on the Continent


486 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Barlow 4

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. 6416

Custodial History

The names Thomas Grene, and Thomas Morer have been scribbled in a 16th-cent. hand on p. v. There is a 12th-cent. inscription 'q[u]ot sunt' and a note by Barlow that this is a Roman lectionary on p. vi.


  • A list of the homilies, which are for the most part from Jerome and Bede, is in H. Schenkl, Bibl. Patr. Lat . (1891), pp. 47-50. At p. 456 are additional lections for saints, martyrs, virgins, etc.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns. Rubricated binding, stamped brown leather, English work, rebacked


14 3/5 × 11 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom