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MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 231

Summary Catalogue no.: 19217


Order of the mass (fragment)

Order for a bishop, beginning with the prayers before mass and ending abruptly in the apologiae during the offertory (Liberator animarum mundi redemptor). The greater part of the text consists of apologiae; some extensive rubrics.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 24 fol., the order of which should be 1, 2, 23, 21, 22, 24, 3, 4, 13–20, 5–12.
Dimensions (leaf): 197 × 122 mm.
Dimensions (written): c. 133 × 70 mm.


18 long lines.


Pächt and Alexander ii. 25, pl. III:

Fine miniature (crucifixion, much rubbed).

Initial (fol. 2)


Origin: 12th century, beginning ; Italian, North (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description 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. 208, Pächt and Alexander, and the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854).


Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.