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MS. Canon. Liturg. 284

Summary Catalogue no.: 19384


Portable Franciscan Missal

Kalendar (fol. 1); temporale (fol. 7) with the general rubrics (fol. 83v) and the order of the mass (fol. 84v: Paratus sacerdos); sanctorale (fol. 117); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 148v); votive masses (fol. 155); masses of the dead (fol. 161) with the shortened ritual of the Last Sacrements (fol. 163); missa ad sponsam (fol. 167); blessing of holy water (169); Ten Commandments and other theological instructions (fol. 169v).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 170 + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 147 mm.
Dimensions (written): 135 × 98 mm.


2 col. of 34 lines


Good borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 780)

An illuminated initial and borders at the beginning of the temporale (fol. 7); a large T at the beginning of the canon (fol. 86v).


Origin: after 1423 ; Dalmatia

Provenance and Acquisition

St. Francis, Sebenico (Šibenik): in the kalendar on 31 May is: 'Dedicatio ecclesie Sancti Francisci de Se[beni]co ordinis minorum. Ad honorem beate Marie et Sancti Francisci confessoris. Anno domino MºCCCCºXXIIJº; see also 14 Nov., feast of John Orsini.

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, Pächt and Alexander, and the Summary Catalogue (1897).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.