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

MS. Lat. liturg. b. 5

Summary Catalogue no.: 32940



Use of York. Temporale (fol. 2), many week day masses being suppressed, especially in Lent; common of the dedication (fol. 70); votive masses of the Virgin (fol. 72); kyriale (fol. 80v), preceded by a Credo (fol. 79v); sanctorale (fol. 90v); common of the saints (fol. 118), slightly reduced; mass of the dead (fol. 133). A few rubrics; proses in their proper places.

Fol. 1 missing.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 2 + 135 (134) + 2 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 410 × 280 mm.
Dimensions (written): 290 × 200 mm.
Musical Notation:

Square notation on 12 staves of 4 red lines.


Some large initials in red and blue with coloured borders (fols. 6, 49, 54v, 55v, 80v, 84v, 87v, etc.)


Plain white leather on boards, contemporary, mended.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Parish church of East Drayton, Nottinghamshire: 'Iste liber constat ville de Estdrayton', c. 1500, fol. 134v. MS. Lat. liturg. b. 6 (q.v.) was formerly part of this volume.

List of local names, 1528, fol. 135 (endleaf).

'G.B.', fol. 112.

'George Hingham of Burton', fol. 130v.

'404' in an 18th-century sale.

Sir Thomas Phillipps: his MS. 2711; presumably purchased from Thomas Thorpe in 1824.

Phillipps sale, 11 June 1896, lot. 281; sold to James Ward of Nottingham.

Re-sold by him to the Bodleian 26 October 1901.

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), p. 97; and the Summary Catalogue (1897).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.