A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Add. C. 147

Summary Catalogue no.: 24715



Benedictine Use. Temporale (fol. 1); sanctorale (fol. 14), the dedication is between 18 and 28 Oct. (fol. 32); additions: epistle of the dead (fol. 34v); chapter, antiphon ad magnificat and collect of the two St. Prospers of Bologna (fol. 36).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 36 + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 265 × 190 mm.
Dimensions (written): 160 × 110 mm.


20 lines


Fine initials. Fine penwork borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 662, pl. LXIV)


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Bologna

Provenance and Acquisition

Written for the Benedictine abbey of St Proclus at Bologna (congregation of S Giustina) (liturgical evidence)

Guglielmo Libri sale, Sotheby's, 30 March 1859, no. 342.

Purchased by the Bodleian.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957); Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography); and the Summary Catalogue (1905).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.