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MS. Canon. Liturg. 37

Summary Catalogue no.: 19247


Offices and prayers (Premonstratensian)

Accessus altaris premonstratensium … (11v). Recessus altaris … (16); penitential psalms with litany … (31v); devotions of the Seven Words (36) (?) the Seven Joys (39v); psalms of the passion (64v); prayers in German (71) during mass, during and after the elevation, etc.

Language(s): Latin with a little German

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 78 leaves, several blank
Dimensions (leaf): 105 × 85 mm.


14-17 lines.


16th century, early, German (as MS.), strongly bound for partly processional use: wood boards; polished pigskin, blind-tooled with double or triple lines and stamps in an all-over pattern, differing on each cover; remains of central clasp with lost strap of light brown leather running from back fore-edge to a front catch-plate embossed with a pattern which roughly matches the adjacent stamp; four metal corner-pieces and a centrepiece on each cover, each with several boss-like protrusions; glue-marks on front paste-down from a lost item (?? image) formerly pasted there. 115 × c. 93 × c. 35-36 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1507 ; German

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford (typescript, 1957) Vol. 1: Mass Books, p. 211. Binding: B. C. Barker-Benfield, Bookbindings of Canonici manuscripts : a survey of early and non-standard bindings, mostly Italian, in the Canonici collection of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (Oxford, privately printed, 2020). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.


Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.