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MS. Canon. Liturg. 352

Summary Catalogue no.: 19438


Missal, Use of Rome

Prayer Summe sacerdos (fol. 1); ordo qualiter episcopus debet se preparare ad celebrandum missam secundum consuetudinem romane [curie] (fol. 3); kalendar (fol. 5); temporale (fol. 11) with general rubrics (fol. 135v) and order of the mass (fol. 136v: Paratus sacerdos); sanctorale (fol. 204v); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 265); votive masses (fol. 291); mass of the Translation of Sts. Fortunatus and Cassian (fol. 314); blessing of holy water (fol. 314v); Gloria and Credo with intonations (fol. 317).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 2 + 316 + 2 + i fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 289 × 207 mm.
Dimensions (written): 173 × 125 mm.


2 col. of 26 lines

Musical Notation:

Square notation on staves of 3–6 red lines.


Fine miniatures, historiated borders and initials. By two hands, the second from fol. 214 (Pächt and Alexander ii. 170, pl. XVI)

Gold and coloured initials; border with grotesques; a full-page crucifixion (fol. 144v).


Origin: 14th century, third quarter ; Italian, Todi

Provenance and Acquisition

Made for use at Todi: liturgical evidence in the calendar (23 February, 25 May, 19 August, 1 September, 14 October, 30 November).

Arms of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, fols. 10v, 144v, 205 (or six rounded hillocks conjoined sable, one two, three, between two trees proper).

In the upper margin of fol.1: Missale quartumdecimum 14 (15th cent.).

Matteo Luigi Canonici.

Giuseppe Canonici.

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford (typescript) Vol. 1: Mass Books; Pächt and Alexander; and the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (8 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.