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

MS. Auct. D. 4. 7

Summary Catalogue no.: 1961


Breviary, Bridgettine
(fol. v)
Sarum calendar

With additions connecting the volume with Syon monastery at Isleworth: see Provenance.

(fol. 1)
Rubric: Ordo seruicij sororum ordinis Sancti Saluatoris traditus et ordinatus ex precepto sanctissime matris Birgitte ... per magistrum Petrum Olaui confessorem ipsius ...

The peculiar hebdomadal service or breviary of the Bridgettines, with its modifications according to the feasts and time of year

(fol. 73)
(fol. 139v)
(fol. 150)
Horae Sancti Spiritus

With other additions, including a prayer for the founder (fol. 164v), in a hand of the middle of the 15th cent.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: xi + 177 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 7.625 × 5.5 in.


Fine borders.

Historiated initials.

Other initials. Fols. 150–67 additions of 15th century, middle, with historiated initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 938, pl. LXXXIX)


Origin: 15th century, second quarter and middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Syon Abbey: addition to the calendar, Oct. 20 'Dedicacio ecclesie de Syon'; see also Oct. 12; 'Obitus fratris Thome Fischburne primi confessoris generalis huius monasterij de Syon' (Sept. 13) is at fol. ix: and an obit of 'Elyzabethe Fetyplace 1556 [?]' on May 21: see Aungier's History of Syon (1840), p. 99 n.

Presented by Thomas Manwaring of Brasenose college on Dec. 18, 1613.

MS. Auct. D. 4. 7 - endleaves (fols. iii, 175)


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford , III (1973), no. 938 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition, endleaves]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (4 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-06: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.