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An 'Apostel', i.e. Slavonic Epistle Book in its usual form

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MS. Bodl. 942
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An 'Apostel', i.e. Slavonic Epistle Book in its usual form:

  1. Acts (fol. 20) preceded by two introductions (foll. 1, 13), the latter by Iapphia the deacon, and list of Epistles (fol. 18v)
  2. Canonical Epistles (fol. 122v), Pauline Epistles (fol. 188v) and Hebrews (fol. 375v), each preceded by introductions, list of contents, etc.
  3. Antiphons and Prokimena for the year (fol. 400: the Saints' days begin on fol. 417v)
  4. [Description by the rev. dr. Frere.] Fols. 81, 106, 285, 440-2 are injured in the margin.


  • Creation: Written in or shortly before A.D. 1557 at Kholmogory, in Russia


443 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Slavic languages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 942, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 942

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18015


An 'Apostel', i.e. Slavonic Epistle Book in its usual form

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 2903

Custodial History

Manuscript 225 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'This boke cost one Roble one Altyne & 2d & was wrytten in Colmogro [Kholmogory, near Archangel] & bounde at Vologda the 7th November 1557': then follows some erased words. 'Lancelot Browne one of her Majesties Physicions hath given this booke vnto the library of Oxefoorde the last of November 1601': it is recorded in the Benefactors' Register under 1602, with the title 'Liber Precationum, cum vitis quorundam Sanctorum, MS. ling. Moscov. 4 [i.e. quarto] Vologdæ'!

Physical Facet

On paper, with red capitals and rubrics; binding, stamped leather on boards, with brass bosses and clasp-fittings, clasps lost, Russian work of A.D. 1577


8 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.

An 'Apostel', i.e. Slavonic Epistle Book in its usual form
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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