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

MS. Add. C. 151

Summary Catalogue no.: 24716

Contents

Epistolary

Temporale (fol. 1) with the litany of the saints on Whitsun eve (fol. 44v); sanctorale with several marginal additions (fol. 58v-64, 71-2); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 73-8, 65-7), incomplete; epistles of the dead and votive masses (fol. 67), ending abruptly in the epistle contra pestilentiam (fol. 70).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 78 + ii fol. 2 leaves missing after fol. 78, then should follow fols. 65-70
Dimensions (leaf): 342 × 240 mm.
Dimensions (written): 230 × 165 mm.

Layout

2 col. of 28 lines

Decoration

Good initial (fol. 1) imitating French work. Penwork borders, initials. (P&A ii. 767)

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning ; Italian, Piacenza

Provenance and Acquisition

Written for the Benedictine abbey of St Sixtus, Piacenza; ex libris, fol. 1 (16th century, second half): 'Hoc epistolarium est sancti Syxti de placentia, signatum numero 27'.

Guglielmo Libri sale, Sotheby's, 30 March 1859, no. 343.

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, and the Summary Catalogue (1905).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 767