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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. (Pächt and Alexander 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).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.