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

MS. Bodl. 388

Summary Catalogue no.: 2217


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 3)

The Canon of the Mass, with a marginal and interlinear gloss

Gloss on the Canon of the Mass
Incipit: (interlinear) Prima ante. Nota in hac per Christum
2. (fol. 10)
Ivo of Chartres, Panormia
Rubric: Parnomia Yuonis
Incipit: Exceptiones ecclesiasticarum regularum
Final rubric: Parnomię Iuonis est hic in propatulo finis
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 135 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.625 × 7.25 in.


Pächt and Alexander iii. 266, pl. XXV:

Good table of consanguinity.

Fine and other initials.


In the 17th cent. English binding are inserted two sides of an Italian binding of about 1500 with stamped ornament.


Origin: 12th century, second half ; English (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Worksop (or Radford), Nottinghamshire, Augustinian priory of Saint Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert: 'Memorandum quod iste liber constat monasterio de Wyrkesop'. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Apparently acquired by the Bodleian about 1618-20.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2022) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 266 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2022-10: Revised to incorporate all information in printed catalogues.