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

MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 28

Summary Catalogue no.: 18920


Gospel Lectionary

Use of Rome. Temporale (fol. 1); sanctorale (fol. 70); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 79); votive masses (fol. 88v).

Companion volume to MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 27

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 1 + 90 + 1 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 330 × 235 mm.
Dimensions (written): 255 × 60 mm.


2 col. of 26 lines


Fine borders, historiated initials. Written by Johannes Incontrus of Volterra, chaplain of S. Pietro Maggiore, Florence, fol. 90. (P&A ii. 310, pl. XXVIII)

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


Blind-stamped leather over boards, 16th century.


Origin: 1478 ; Italian, Florence

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol.90: 'Ego iohannes incontrus Volaterranus Capellanus sancti petri maioris de florentia transcripsi hoc opus propriis manibus ac laborem meum dono dedi ob salutem anime mee redemptionem \que/ peccatorum meorum die vero .xva. agusti. Mcccclxxviijo'

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. 144
    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 310