MS. Lat. liturg. d. 4
Summary Catalogue no.: 31535
Kalendar with contemporary and later local additions
Blessing of holy water
Private prayers for the celebrant
Additions, among which the Office of the Virgin (fol. 18). Sacramentary, introduced by the canon (fol. 19)
Combined temporale and sanctorale with many local saints
Votive masses, among which ad sponsas benedicendas (fol. 126)
Orationes pro peccatis; 2 series of orationes matutinales and vespertinales (fol. 133v)
Original part in 23 lines, 170 × 100 mm. .
Good miniature (drawing), initial. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 20, pl. II)
fol. 20r, miniature of the Crucifixion
Plain red capitals and initials; the introduction to the sacramentary and the prefaces in red.
Wooden boards, rebacked.
Front fly leaf being lost, probably taken, as the remaining one, from a 13th cent. manuscript of the Decretals.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written for Sant'Abbondio, Como (van Dijk), or St. Anthony, Como (Pächt and Alexander). The Communicantes (20v) with St. Benedict and St. Abundius; the Libera nos (122v) with St. Fidelis and St. Abundius; Masses for St. Abundius (81) and St. Fidelis (88), both of whom were titulars of monasteries.
The most ancient additional obits are those of St. Leo IX (19 April; d. 1054) and Agnes of Poitou (14 Dec., d. after 1055; see also the Exultet, fol.55).
St. Anthony, Como, by the 13th century (van Dijk) or 15th century (Pächt and Alexander) (fols 1v, 3v, 177)
Ambroxius de Vimercato, 15th century (fol. 1v)
Bought by the Bodleian in December 1892 from Hoepli, Milan, cat. 83, no. 134.
Last Substantive Revision
2018-11: Description updated to incorporate published descriptions in Pächt and Alexander, van Dijk, and the Summary Catalogue.