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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. (P&A 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)


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 88

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.