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

MS. Bodl. 32

Summary Catalogue no.: 1881


Ordinal (Pye), Use of Sarum (abbreviated)
Rubric: ⟨R⟩egula de omnibus historijs inchoandis et de omnibus ferijs ferialibus cantandis et de commemoracionibus faciendis per totum annum tractata de Ordinali Sarum per septem literas kalendarii

On fols. 72–76 are two nearly contemporary sets of notes of corrections of the text of the Psalter made in many service books in Salisbury Cathedral, from the first readings in an old Sarum Antiphoner chained at the back of the high altar, solemnly done on May 22, 1411. There is also a note of about A.D. 1400 (among others) on fol. 82 'Anno Domini mºccºxxº in die sancti Vitalis [Apr. 28] fundata erat ecclesia cathedralis Sarum'.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 83 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 7 × 5.125 in.


Coloured capitals.


Origin: 14th century, late ; English, Salisbury (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Salisbury Cathedral: see contents above, fols. 72–6.

William Burdet of Sonning. MLGB3 speculates that the manuscript may have come to Burdet from Reading Abbey.

Presented by Burdet in 1608.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).


    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 225

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-24: Description revised to include all information in SC.