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

MS. Add. A. 173

Summary Catalogue no.: 24761


Language(s): Latin

Gregorian fused Sacramentary
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.).


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

4. (fol. 39)

Orationes matutinales seu vespertinales.


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


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.

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

Physical Description

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


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.


Text in 25 lines


Simple pen initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 423)

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


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

Purchased by the Bodleian.

Record Sources

Adapted (2017) from the following sources.
S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957), pp. 9–10 [contents, physical description]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 423 [origin, provenance]
Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Last Substantive Revision

2018-01-01: Description revised based on printed descriptions listed in the record.