MS. Douce 313
Summary Catalogue no.: 21887
Calendar (fol. 5); temporale (fol. 9) with the general rubrics (fol. 155) after Holy Saturday; blessing of holy water (fol. 231); order of the mass (fol. 237); sanctorale (fol. 247); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 334); votive masses (fol. 375v) with masses of the dead (fol. 395v) and followed by votive masses for each day of the week (fol. 404v); blessing of ashes on Ash Wednesday (fol. 412); mass of a St. Gaudentius bishop and martyr. Additions: 2 masses of St. Eutropius, bishop and martyr (fol. 415).
In the kalendar the Dedicatio altarium b. Iohannis evaug. et b. Francisci et reposicio reliquiarum is on 27 February; the feast of St. Anthony of Padua (13 June) has no octave but is entered as: S. pastris nosti Antonii conf.
2 col. of 25 lines
Provenance and Acquisition
Tentatively attributed by van Dijk to the Franciscan friary of Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, founded by St Anthony of Padua.
Above the month of January has been written: adrianus (?) prior (16th cent.). The presence of a mass for St. Gaudentius, bishop and martyr, has not yet been explained, nor has the saint himself been identified.
In use by 1606 as a service book in the Benedictine nunnery of St. Jean at Bonneval-les-Thouars near Poitiers (Douce Legacy, no. 72).
Given in 1703 by the abbess to N. J. Foucault, 1643–1721.
Francis Douce, acquired by 1828.
Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian in 1834.
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Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.