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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 251

Summary Catalogue no.: 19355


Book of Hours (Cistercian (?))

Rubrics in Old Provençal. Previously misidentified as Catalan in P. Bohigas, ‘El repertori de manuscrits catalans’, Estudis Universitaris Catalans, 12 (1927), p. 414. Compare rubrics: fol. 48v, Provençal ‘dimars’, rather than Catalan ‘dimarts’; fols. 156v, 168v, and 177v ‘commensa’, rather than ‘commença’.

Language(s): Latin and Old Provençal

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures, borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 617, pl. XLVII)


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; French, southern

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897) with addenda by Charlotte Ross (2021). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 129

Last Substantive Revision

2022-03-10: Andrew Dunning Corrections from Charlotte Ross.