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MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 29

Summary Catalogue no.: 18921


Gospel Lectionary

Combined temporale and sanctorale (fol. 1), with the weeks after Easter and Pentecost at the end, viz. after the feast of St. Andrew (fol. 116v); common of the dedication (fol. 161) and of the saints (fol. 161v); votive masses (fol. 173) and masses for the dead (fol. 176). In the passions (fol. 59v) the parts are indicated by c, 1, io and +.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 1 + 2 + 179 + 1 + i fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 305 × 220 mm.
Dimensions (written): 210 × 125 mm.


20 lines

Musical Notation:

Some square notation of staves of 4 red lines added in the margins (fols. 66-7, 84, 87).

14th cent. addition: Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus dei with square notation on staves of 4 lines (2 black, 1 yellow, 1 red).


Fine drawings added in pen and with a point, fol. 179, 15th century, beginning. (P&A ii. 766)

Red capitals, sometimes with a design (fols. 1, 6, 90v)


Origin: 1332; added decoration, 15th century, beginning ; Italian, Bergamo (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Bergamo, Franciscan convent of St Leonard: fol.179v (del.): 'Iste evangeliarius est ..... sancti Leonardi de Pergamo et fuit factum mcccxxxij'.

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 (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).


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 766

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.