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

MS. Add. D. 48

Summary Catalogue no.: 30304



Ferial, Use of Rome. Feasts of St. Peter (29 June), Christmas (Puer), Epiphany, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost, Purification, Assumption and Nativity of the Virgin, mass of the dead (fol. 23) with the prose Dies irae; kyriale (fol. 30) for minor double feasts.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 32 + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 400 × 290 mm.
Dimensions (written): 267 × 182 mm.
Musical Notation:

Square notation on 6 staves of 4 red lines.


Good border, historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 784)

Each mass preceded by a large illuminated initial.

fol. 1r, initial N, St. Peter, seated, holding keys and book; two figures (white monks (?)) kneeling at his feet in prayer (rubbed).


Origin: c. 1420–30 ; Italian, North (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

From a monastery dedicated to St Peter. Arms, fol. 1: azure, a cross of calvary or, surmounted by a chaplet vert with cross keys overall or (Theatines?) [according to Pacht and Alexander], azure on a mountain of 3 coupeaux a passion cross or with a crown of thorns vert, and a scourge silver pending from each end of the cross, over all 2 keys in saltire, wards in chief or [according to van Dijk].

Acquired before 1880.

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 (part A), vol. 2: Office Books (part B) (typescript, 1957), Pächt and Alexander, and the Summary Catalogue (1905).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.