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

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).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 56 + 2 + i fol., incomplete
Dimensions (leaf): 347 × 256 mm.
Dimensions (written): 245 × 175 mm.


2 col. of 20 lines


Pächt and Alexander i. 391:

Good borders.

Good initials (fols. 1, 3, 4v, 6v, 8v, 10, 12, etc.: each mass opens with a coloured initial and border).


Origin: c. 1520 ; Flemish, Louvain, Parc Abbey (?)

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.

Francis Douce, 1757–1834.

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

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 (typescript, 1957); Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography); and the Summary Catalogue (1897).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.