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

MS. Add. A. 173

Summary Catalogue no.: 24761

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Gregorian fused Sacramentary

Not written for a monastic community. Some local indications may be found in the series of collects on fol. 2v.

1. (fol. 3)

Notes of Dom Victor Perrin (d.1740) on the manuscript.

2. (fol. 1)

Combined temporale and sanctorale, beginning abruptly at the end of Christmas and ending in the postcommunion of St Lawrence (10 Aug.).

3.

Last part of the orationes pro peccatis (38: Da nobis quesumus …), in a different order.

4. (fol. 39)

Orationes matutinales seu vespertinales.

5.

Alia oratio ad baptizandum infirmum (40v: Medellam …); oratio aquae ad baptizandum, etc. (40v, 43).

6. (fol. 43)

Benedictio aquae exorcizate in domo, in three different forms, the second of which is in the Gregorian sacramentary.

7. (fol. 44v)

Oratio ad visitandum infirmum, etc., ending abruptly in the prayer ad capillaturam.

8.

Part of the ordination service (41, 42, 45r).

9. (fol. 45v)

Votive masses with the epistle and gospel after the postcommunions.

10. (fol. 52v)

Beginning of the common.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 7 + 52 + ii fol.
Dimensions: (leaf): 221 × 155 mm.
Dimensions: (written): 190 × 120 mm.

Collation

Leaves missing at the beginning, after fol. 37, and at the end of the volume. One leaf after fol. 8, 14 and 31; fol. 41, 42 should follow fol. 44.

Layout

Text in 25 lines

Decoration

Simple pen initials. (P&A i. 423)

Titles and some rubric in red, often entirely rubbed out, others in black (fol. 41)

History

Origin: 9th century, second half ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Belonged in the 18th century to the Benedictine monastery of Luxeuil

Guglielmo Libri, his sale 2 April 1859, no. 891

Record Sources

S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957), upated (date, provenance) from Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 423