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MS. Canon. Liturg. 350

Summary Catalogue no.: 19436

Contents

Missal

Noted, monastic (?).

Combined temporale and sanctorale, beginning abruptly in the mid-night mass of Christmas (fol. 1); common of the dedication (fol. 174v), followed by the Sundays etc. after Pentecost (fol. 175v); common of the saints (fol. 211); votive masses (fol. 220); blessing of the pascal candle and fragments of the lessons of Holy Saturday (fols. 234-7) which probably should follow fol. 105; prayers for different hours of the day. The last quire (fols. 238 ff.), written by the same hand, is from a breviary. No rubrics.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment, of poor quality.
Extent: iii + 242 (243) + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 200 mm.
Dimensions (written): 213 × 147 mm.

Layout

18 lines

Musical Notation:

Non-rhythmical notation of the St. Gall type.

Decoration

Red initials, some elaborate (fols. 88, 97v, 106-7).

History

Origin: 12th century; fols. 127-8 added, 14th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Written for a collegiate church of St Martin (fols. 105, at the end of the Bidding Prayers: 'Oremus et pro episcope N. simulque pro cuncta congregatione sancti Martini confessoris tui'; see also fols. 229, 232). Perhaps for the Humiliates of Vercelli (?).

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; previously described in the Summary Catalogue (1897).