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MS. Canon. Liturg. 329

Summary Catalogue no.: 19418



Prayers before mass (fol. l), imperfect at the beginning, and for the taking of the vestments (fol. 4); episcopal blessings, divided into temporale (fol. 7) from Christmas Eve to the last Sunday after Pentecost, sanctorale (fol. 34) from St. George to St. Nicholas, common of the saints (fol. 45v) and the dedication (fol. 49v), votive masses (fol. 50v) of Advent (fol. 55v), the Nativity of the Virgin (fol. 57); a common blessing (fol. 57v). Addition: prayers after mass (fol. 59).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 61 + i fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 250 × 180 mm.


Leaves missing at the beginning


16 lines, written space 150 × 103 mm.


Good fleuronnée borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 803)


Origin: 15th century, first half ; Italian, Treviso

Provenance and Acquisition

Cathedral church of San Pietro, Treviso, liturgical evidence: blessing for Sts. Florentius and Vindemialis (fol. 35v; see fol. 35)

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) 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), p. 121 [textual content, physical description, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, II (1970), no. 803 [dating, localization, decoration, provenance]
Summary Catalogue IV (1897)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-03: Revised description to include all information from van Dijk, Pächt and Alexander, and Summary Catalogue.