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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 391

Summary Catalogue no.: 19472



Containing sermons from the Fathers for use from Advent to Easter: wanting a leaf or two at the end. At fol. ii is prefixed a 'Tabula sermonum, omeliarum & lectionum ...' (early 15th cent.). See Frere, Bibl. Mus.-Liturg., p. 25.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 340 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 15.75 × 11 in.


2 cols.


One fine (fol. 35v), some good initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 33, pl. IV)


Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; Italian, Emilia

Provenance and Acquisition

Luca de Cantarelli: 'Liber mei Luce de Cantarellis de Regio decretorum doctoris' (15th century, first half).

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici, -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2021) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford , II (1970), no. 33 [decoration, date, origin, provenance]
The Summary Catalogue (1897) [contents, physical description, provenance, acquisition]


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 164

Last Substantive Revision

2021-03: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC and Pächt and Alexander