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

MS. Add. C. 153

Summary Catalogue no.: 28493



The four Gospels (1, 49v, 85, 131), followed by:

Capitulare evangeliorum (Benedictine Use?)

Combined temporale and sanctorale, beginning with Christmas (160v); Febr. (162), March (162v), Lent (163), Eastertide (165), April (165), May (165v) Pentecost and June (166v), July (167v), August (168v), Sept. (169v), Oct. (170), Nov. (170v), All Saints (171), Advent (171v); votive Masses (171v: de diversis causis) and masses of the dead (172v).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 1 + iv + 1 + 172 (173) + 1 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 310 × 220 mm.
Dimensions (written): 215 × 120 mm.


Capitulare list in 29 lines


Fine initials, related to Paris, Bibl. nat. MS. Lat. 264. (P&A i. 265, pl. XVIII)


Black velvet on boards.

Accompanying Material

Endleaves: fol. i, Tobit x.11-xi.18, with gloss, 13th century; fols. ii-iv, fragments of translations from Aristotle, printed at Louvain c. 1476 by Conrad de Braem.


Origin: 10th century, first half ; Flemish or French

Provenance and Acquisition

Possibly from Aulne-sur-Sambre (cf. MS. Add. C. 152)

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1843.

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 265