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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 376

Summary Catalogue no.: 19459


Gospel Lectionary, Carthusian Use

Each gospel is followed by the collect of the day: temporale (fol. 1); sanctorale (fol. 130), beginning with St. Stephen; common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 162v); masses for the dead (fol. 172). Additions: Compassion of the Virgin (fol. 174); St. Bruno; In cena domini ad mandatum (fol. 175), i.e. the gospel only. Printed on vellum is a supplement to the Carthusian missal (fol. 182) by Pacif. Pontius, Milan 1596.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 181 + 1 + 9 + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 334 × 230 mm.
Dimensions (written): 200 × 155 mm.


20 lines

Musical Notation:

Melodical accents in red above the text.


Fine border, historiated and other initials. Pendant of the Epistolar, Milan, Bibl. Braidense, AD XIV. 30. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 686, pl. LXVII)

Some fine illuminated initials (fols. 1, 8, 10v, 58, 70, 77v, 86, 92v, 103v, etc.)

On the titlepage (fol. 1) borders, in the lower margin the crests and arms of Gian Galeazzo Visconti (d. 1402); in the outer margin his emblem, a dove around which the motto A bon d⟨r⟩oit.


Origin: before 1402 ; Italian, Milan

Provenance and Acquisition

Made for the Certosa di Pavia.

Record Sources

S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957); Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography); previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.