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MS. Canon. Liturg. 342

Summary Catalogue no.: 19428



Noted, Benedictine; mutilated.

Extensive fragments of the temporale (fol. 1), sanctorale (fol. 69), common of the saints (fol. 106) and some votive masses (fol. 118). Rubrics for the services of Holy Week.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 1 + 122 + i fol., many leaves missing, fols. 1, 19–22, 47, 103 and 107 fragmentary.
Dimensions (leaf): 250 × 168 mm.
Dimensions (written): 180 × 100 mm.


23 lines


Beneventan script

Musical Notation:

Beneventan notation on 11 staves of a red, a yellow and a dry point line. In the gospels in Lent the parts are indicated with L and + (fol. 28v), in the passions with 1 (e), s and + (fol. 41v)


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 88)

Red initials with yellow brush strokes.


Origin: 13th century, second half ; Dalmatia, Ragusa (Dubrovnik), Benedictine abbey of St Mary

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.