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The 'Pars hiemalis' of an Evesham breviary, Written in the 3rd quarter of the 13th century at Evesham

MS. Barlow 41
Held at the Weston Library

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The 'Pars hiemalis' of an Evesham breviary (fol. 4) followed by:

  1. paschal tables (fol. 156v)
  2. calendar (fol. 158)
  3. psalter (fol. 242)
  4. canticles (fol. 236v)
  5. litany (fol. 239)
  6. office of the dead (fol. 242)
  7. hymnal and monastic canticles (fol. 245v)
  8. the commune sanctorum (fol. 319)

The office 'in festo depositionis s. Egwini' of Evesham occurs under December 30. Fols. 9-10, 34, 54, 109, 275, 304, 308 are later insertions. The fly-leaves (fols. 1, 355) are formed out of part of a 16th-cent. indenture concerning a Worcestershire manor, mentioning Robert Rondylle, John Blackwelle. There are bibliographical notes by Barlow on fol. 2v, for which see the Old Catalogue.


  • Creation: Written in the 3rd quarter of the 13th century at Evesham


355 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Barlow 41

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. 6481


  • For the hymns see Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology, p. 292a , and for the date of the calendar see Mélanges Chatelain , p. 146.

Physical Facet

On parchment, for the most part in double columns. Binding, brown leather on boards, English 15th-cent. work


7 2/5 × 4 2/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom