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

MS. Jones 47

Summary Catalogue no.: 8955


Missal, Use of Sarum

Calendar (fol. 2); temporale (fol. 8) with the baptismal service (fol. 137) on Holy Saturday, followed by the prefaces (fol. 142) and a fragment of the order of the mass (fol. 147); common of the dedication (fol. 213v); sanctorale (fol. 217); common of the saints (fol. 288); votive masses of Our Lady, etc. (fol. 310v); marriage service (fol. 329v); servicium peregrinorum (fol. 334v); ritual of the Last Sacraments (fol. 337) with masses of the dead and burial service (fol. 345); various blessings (fol. 357v); rubric for the mass of the Virgin on Saturday (fol. 360); masses of St. David, St. Chad, St. John of Beverley, St. Winefrida (fol. 360v). Additions of the masses of the Visitation and the Transfiguration (fol. 363).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 363 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 166 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written): 107 × 72 mm.


2 leaves missing after fol. 146, 3 at the end.


2 col. of 35 lines


Fine borders, initials (partly mutilated). (P&A iii. 947, pl. XC)

Numerous initials with illuminated borders; an initial cut out on fol. 146. In the initials blanks have been left for miniatures (see fol. 150).


Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Van Dijk tentatively suggested an origin in northern England on liturgical grounds.

Rev. Henry Jones, d. c. 1707.

Received by the Bodleian, 1708.

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; Pächt and Alexander; and the Summary Catalogue.


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 947

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.