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

MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 27

Summary Catalogue no.: 18919



Companion volume to MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 28.

Use of Rome. Temporale (fol. 1); sanctorale (fol. 72); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 84v); epistles for the dead and votive masses (fol. 96).

Colophon: (fol. 98v) Ego Johannes Incontrus uolaterranus Capellanus sancti petri maioris de florentia transcripsi hoc opus propris manibus. die uero. .12. Marzi. .1477.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 100 + i fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 325 × 230 mm.
Dimensions (written): 205 × 60 mm.


2 col. of 26 lines


Fine historiated and other initials. Related to the style of Attavante. Written by Johannes Incontrus of Volterra, chaplain of S. Pietro Maggiore, Florence, fol. 98v. (P&A ii. 309)

Illuminated initials (some historiated), coloured initials, rubrics.


Blind-stamped leather over boards, 16th century.


Origin: 1477 ; Italian, Florence

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

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 (typescript, 1957), Pächt and Alexander, Watson (see Bibliography), and the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854).


    A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 143
    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 309