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

MS. Douce 327

Summary Catalogue no.: 21901

Contents

Bible (second part: end of Maccabees to Apocalypse)

Followed by:

Epistle and Gospel list, Use of Sarum

Added, early 15th century. Temporale (fol. 103v), mutilated at the beginning; sanctorale (fol. 105); common of the saints (fol. 105vc); votive masses (fol. 106ra); order of the lessons at matins of the dead (fol. 106rc). A contemporary hand marked the liturgical gospels in the margins (fols. 4ff., 8ff., 15, 18v, 21v, etc.) and sometimes the epistles (fols. 75v, 76v, 79v, 85); another (?) hand added some pericopes in the Epistles of St. Paul (fols. 48vff., 53vff., 58vff., 61vff., 63vff.; see 97 ff.).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 106 + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 288 × 185 mm.

Layout

2 col. of 52 lines, 188 × 115 mm.

List in 3 col. of 52 lines, 260 × 160 mm.

Decoration

Good borders, historiated and other initials. Fol. 1 has 16 initials cut from an Old Testament, probably that belonging with this MS., pasted on it. (P&A i. 556)

Illuminated initials at the beginning of each prologue, Gospel and Epistle.

History

Origin: 13th century, end; list added, early (?) 15th century ; French; list added in England (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'John Corbett pictor, Ejus liber Anno Domini Deus MDCXIV'.

'Ex libris Caesaris De Missy: Londini: Anno Domini M. DCC. XLVI. Codex G.': César de Missy (1703-1775).

Francis Douce, 1757-1834.

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834.

Record Sources

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). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 556