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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 389

Summary Catalogue no.: 19471


Missal, Franciscan

Kalendar (fol. 1); temporale (fol. 7) with general rubrics (fol. 101v) and order of the mass (fol. 102: Paratus sacerdos); sanctorale (fol. 149); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 189v); votive masses (fol. 210); Gloria, Credo; blessing of holy water (fol. 230); proser without music (fol. 231); added masses of the Visitation of the Virgin and the Transfiguration of our Lord in different hands.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 237 + ii fol., a leaf torn out before the canon (after fol. 107)
Dimensions (leaf): 384 × 280 mm.
Dimensions (written): 246 × 177 mm.


2 col. of 29 lines

Musical Notation:

Square notation on 10 staves of 4 red lines.


Fine borders, historiated and other initials. (P&A i. 302, pl. XXIV)


Italian stamped leather, early 16th century.


Origin: c. 1400 ; Flemish

Provenance and Acquisition

In the kalendar the feast of St. Blaise (3 February) is in red.

Folios added in Italy, 15th cent.

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, Pächt and Alexander, and the Summary Catalogue (1897).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 302