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MS. Douce 313

Summary Catalogue no.: 21887

Contents

Missal (Franciscan)

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.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 417 (419) + iv fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 274 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (written): 195 × 140 mm.

Layout

2 col. of 25 lines

Decoration

Important tinted grisaille miniatures, borders, initials. By a follower of Jean Pucelle. (P&A i. 603, pl. XLV, XLVII)

Rubrics in black and red underlined.

History

Origin: 14th century, middle ; French

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.

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); The Douce Legacy (1984), no. 72; and the Summary Catalogue (1897).

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Digital Images

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Digital Bodleian (339 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 603