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

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 30556

Physical Description

Composite (guardbook): fols. 1–2 || fol. 10 || fol. 105 || other fragments
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves; neums; neumatic notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 38: Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul) (?) : Provenance inferred from likeness to other proses written for St Augustine's, Canterbury. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

Formerly the wrapper of a book. (MLGB3)

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 6 – Part 1

Contents

Paulus Diaconus, Homily on Vigil of the Nativity (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniature (drawing) which has almost completely vanished. (Pächt and Alexander i. 103, pl. VIII)

History

Origin: 12th century, end ; Austrian, Salzburg (?)

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 6 – Part 2

Contents

Antiphonal (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initial. (Pächt and Alexander i. 64)

History

Origin: 12th century, first half ; German

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 6 – Part 3

Contents

Missal, Use of Sarum (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good border, initials (mutilated). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 808, pl. LXXVIII)

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning ; English

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 6 – Part 4

Contents

Liturgical fragments (chiefly from bindings, many with musical notes)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 11th century - 16th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1905). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Bibliography

    Online resources:

    Balázs József Nemes, Bibliotheca Cartusiae Erfordiensis : Dokumentation über den überlieferten Buchbestand der Erfurter Kartause, 3., korrigierte und erweiterte Version (2022) DOI: 10.6094/UNIFR/223370

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), pp. 11, 19, 40, 47, 59, 65, 68, 76, 79, 91, 98, 119, 127, 129, 137, 158, 180, 202, 206, 209, 212, 253, 258, 262, 267, 269
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), pp. 43, 50, 75, 85, 91, 94, 108, 109, 116, 119, 120, 131, 145, 146, 147, 148, 159, 160, 163, 165, 174, 176, 202, 208, 209, 215, 223, 236, 243, 249, 250, 252, 263, 286, 303, 313, 323, 330, 334, 356

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.