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

MS. Bodl. 901

Summary Catalogue no.: 3034


Pontifical, Use of Rome
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 165)


Origin: 14th century, first half ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Coventry, Warwickshire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Mary the Virgin: "Liber ecclesie cathedralis Coventrie [...]" (s. xv). Letter mark (?) "S." (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Edward Lapworth (1574–1636), physician and poet, c. 1625. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    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. 9

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.