A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Canon. Liturg. 371

Summary Catalogue no.: 19455


Missal, Use of Rome

Calendar (fol. 1): temporale (fol. 7) with general rubrics (fol. 114v) and order of the mass (fol. 115: Paratus sacerdos); sanctorale (175); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 221); votive masses (fol. 242) and some masses not belonging to this series (fol. 262v); marriage mass (fol. 263); blessings (fol. 264v).

After the prefaces are added (early 16th century) the prayers for the mass In translatione beati Marci et inventione corporis eius.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 2 + 265 (266) + 2 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 328 × 240 mm.
Dimensions (written): 215 × 147 mm.


2 col. of 32 lines

Musical Notation:

Square notation on 5 staves.


Fine historiated borders, and initials. Related to the style of Leonardo Bellini. (P&A ii. 511, pl. XLIX)


Contemporary (?) binding of red velvet on boards with brass bosses.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Venice

Provenance and Acquisition

Perhaps for a church of St. Michael; see fols. 7, 213v.

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 (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 511