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

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. (P&A 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).


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 780

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.