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

MS. Bodl. 280

Summary Catalogue no.: 2246


Lectionary, Use of Sarum
(fol. 1)
(fol. 81)
(fol. 122)
Commune Sanctorum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 133 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 16.375 × 12 in.


Six leaves are missing after fol. 1; twelve after fol. 62; and six after fol. 71


Illuminated capitals


Black stamped leather on boards, English work of c. 1600, with rolls bearing 'H.R.'


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

'Iste liber pertinet ad ecclesiam de Stustun' in Suffolk, late 15th century (fols 131r-v)

There is an erased entry on fol. ii.

'Johannes Cowper de Stouston' and 'Johannes Cade' and 'Thomas Cade' (fol. 131; late 15th century)

Presented by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob Colfe in 1616

MS. Bodl. 280, flyleaves


(Fols i, ii)
From a Commentary on the Book of Numbers

Chapter 33 begins 'Нее sunt mansiones. Hic describitur recapitulacio'

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 15th century ; England

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (January 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 181

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-30: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)