MS. Canon. Liturg. 324
Summary Catalogue no.: 19413
Benedictine. Temporale (fol. 1), beginning with Christmas eve; sanctorale (fol. 136v), beginning with St. Sylvester; common of the saints (fol. 160v) and the dedication (fol. 179); votive masses for each day of the week (fol. 181), for various intentions (fol. 182v) and for the dead (fol. 190). Additions, among which the Exultet (fol. 193v) with music.
Occasional neums. In the passions (fol. 61v) the parts are indicated by a, c, t. Two unfinished initials on the titlepage (1). The Exultet, in Italian handwriting, has square notation on staves of 4 black lines.
Good initials, partly unfinished. (P&A i. 63)
17th century or 18th century, Italian: thick wood boards, no bevel, square-cut with broad squares and a strap-groove at centre edge of front board beneath the leather; inside boards are bare wood; light brown leather over the groove, not allowing for clasp(s), blind-tooled with double lines and one bee(?)-tool to form a simple panel with crossing diagonals; spine lost; edges plain, top edge speckled with dark spots, perhaps deliberate. Same (archaizing?) style as at MSS. Canon. Liturg. 297 and 340. Rebacked in matching leather, 20th century, Bodleian. 233-235 × 163-164 × c. 73-77 mm. (book closed).
Traces of the lost original binding, before 1255, German: fols. iii and 195 (with date 1255) were the old parchment paste-downs(?), with traces of leather turn-ins and a central clasp.
Provenance and Acquisition
The Sanctorale which is identical with that in the Gospel Book of Canon. bibl. lat. 43, shows strong monastic influence, while the feast of St. Aurelius bp. (14 Sept.) points to Hirsau.
Fol.195: 'Anno domini mocclv. xvi kalendas Aprilis. concessi sunt hic liber . ⟨Amo..en⟩ conuentu domino W⟨alstipp⟩ et domino Ottaviano iiii. scilicet epistolarium et evangeliarium. ⟨in i uolumine⟩ missale ⟨.i. duo⟩ matutinale'.
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.