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A Benedictine manual, Written in the 14th century in England

MS. Barlow 32
Held at the Weston Library

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A Benedictine manual, from st. Augustine's, Canterbury, with music, containing:

  1. Baptism (p. 1)
  2. Holy water services (p. 39)
  3. Private prayers in another hand (p. 47)
  4. The ordinary and canon of the mass (p. 71)
  5. Visitation of the sick (p. 93)
  6. Services for the dead (p. 196)
  7. Prayers for use after confession have been added in a 16th-cent. hand at p. 272
  8. A table of contents by dr. Barlow is on p. vii


  • Creation: Written in the 14th century in England


278 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Barlow 32

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. 6479

Custodial History

There is an erased inscription on p. ii. 'Liber Rand[olphi] de Londoniis' and 'Liber sepulture Randulphi de Londoniis D. xiiii G. iiii Et est liber sancti Augustini Cantuariensis', for which see M. R. James, Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover, p. 533 (first half of the 14th cent.), are on p. iii, and 'Liber Thomae Barlow è coll. Reg. Oxon' anno MDCXXX' on p. iv.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals, etc.; binding, contemporary, red leather upon bevelled boards, two brass and leather clasps, one broken


8 1/5 × 5 3/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom