MS. Douce 200
Summary Catalogue no.: 21774
Ferial; Premonstratensian use. Each epistle is followed by the text of the gradual, tract or Alleluia and often the prose; in cases of one or more lessons before the epistle there are also the collects: combined temporale and sanctorale, ending abruptly in the title of the Conception of the Virgin (8 Dec.). Additions, among which part of the mass of St. Norbert (can. 1582). The Exultet (fol. 16v) is without music. The dedication is between Easter and Ascension (fol. 26v); between 8 Sept. and 1 Nov. is the Festum recollectionis omnium festivitatum b. Marie Virginis (fol. 49).
2 col. of 20 lines
Good borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 391)
Each mass opens with a coloured initial and border (fols. 1, 3, 4v, 6v, 8v, 10, 12, etc.)
Provenance and Acquisition
Written by Franciscus Weert who wrote other manuscripts for Ambrose van Engelen, abbot of Parc (Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, III. 724 and n.).
Arms of Parc Abbey, nearly erased, on the binding, 18th century.
Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.