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MS. Canon. Liturg. 344

Summary Catalogue no.: 19430


Missal, Use of Chartres

Fragmentary kalendar (fol. 1: March-April, September-October); temporale (fol. 3) with prefaces (fol. 101v), order of the mass (fol. fol. 103v) and votive masses (fol. 108) after Holy Saturday; tropes and proses (162); sanctorale (fol. 176), beginning with the vigil of St. Andrew and masses of the dead on 2 November (fol. 221); common (fol. 226); benedictio sponsalium (243v); blessing of holy water (fol. 245); list of content of the common (fol. 246v); some additions. No rubrics, except for Holy Week and the order of the mass.

Two leaves missing after fol. 38, one missing after fol. 218.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 248 (249) + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 262 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (written): 187 × 120 mm.
Foliation: Original foliation in Roman figures, red in the temporale, black in the sanctorale, while the common is numbered with red letters.


2 col. of 30 lines


Good borders partly defaced, initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 577)


Origin: 14th century, beginning ; French, Chartres, cathedral

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).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.