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MS. Lat. liturg. d. 8

Summary Catalogue no.: 33196



Local use.

Kalendar (fol. 2); prayer Summe sacerdos (fol. 8); prayers for the taking of the vestment (fol. 9v); benedictio ararum (fol. 10); marriage service (fol. 10); missa in quadragesima super populum (fol. 11); missa devotissima quinque plagarum facta a S. Iohanne evangelista … (fol. 12: Humiliavit), prayers of votive masses of the Virgin and St. Raphael (fol. 13); temporale (fol. 16), at the end of which the mass of the dedication (fol. 208), prefaces on music with Communicantes, etc. (fol. 209v) and canon (fol. 217); sanctorale (fol. 221), beginning with St. Stephen; common of the saints (fol. 296v); after the mass in dedications altaris sancti Petri (fol. 311), votive masses of the week etc. (fol. 314v); table de missis beati Gregorii pape sicut continetur in libro grisologorum (fol. 332: introduction with the date 1378); additions. Only a few rubrics.

A curiously cut tag on fol. 110 (see 231).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 2 + 334 (338) + 2 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 274 × 202 mm.
Dimensions (written): 196 × 130 mm.
Foliation: A contemporary (?) foliation begins at fol. 109b (lxxxxvij) and starts again with i at the sanctorale.


2 col. of 32 lines

Musical Notation:

Heavy square notation on 11 staves of 4 red lines.


Fine borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 651, pl. LI)

Some large gold and coloured initials with borders (fols. 16, 26v, 126v, 144, 149, 158, 216v, 217, 221, etc.). Rubrics in black and red underlined.


Red morocco doublé with elaborate gold ornament by J. Zaehnsdorf.


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; French, South

Provenance and Acquisition

Written for the cathedral church of St Peter at Maguelonne near Montpellier (dedication in the kalendar, 13 April; addition, fol. 1v, 'Missale Magalonense').

'Gratianus Granierus Vicar. huius loci Podiobonensis', late 16th century (?); apparently Puéchabon, dép. Hérault (cf. Dictionnaire Topographique de Département de L'Hérault (1856), pp. 155–6), where Gratian Granier was vicar c. 1598–1652.

Given by one Granier to his nephew in 1655 (?).

Henry White J.P. (bookplate, removed); his sale at Sotheby's, 21 April 1902, lot. 1511.

Bought from Maggs on 27 Feb. 1903 (cat. 193, no. 730).

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 (1924).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.