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

MS. Lat. liturg. e. 19

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Language(s): Latin
Prayers for vesting
Language(s): Latin
Durandus, Pontificale,

bk. I

Language(s): Latin
Durandus, Pontificale,

bk. II

Language(s): Latin
Durandus, Pontificale,

bk. III, extract: the section ‘De crismate conficiendo’ (Holy Thursday)

Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Necessaria pro consecratione altaris
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: De his que requiruntur in dedicatione … ecclesie
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: Ure igne
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (original parchment) + 79 + ii (modern paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 180 × 150 mm.
Dimensions (written): 135 × 100 mm.
Foliation: the main text with original foliation in red ink in lower case roman numerals, in the middle of the upper margin: .i.-lxxviiiji; endleaves foliated in modern pencil: i, lxxx-lxxxi


1(10)–7(10), 8(10)(9 canc.), catchwords


39 long lines, below top line


Fine borders, historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 586, pl. LVI)

Two large historiated initials, each showing a bishop, the first holding a small book (fol. 1r), the second wearing a mitre and holding a pastoral staff (fol. 5r); fol. 1r also with a four-sided foliate border containing a coat of arms surmounted by a mitre; smaller historiated initials depicting e.g. blocks of masonry (fol. 33r), an altar (fol. 48r, 51r, 56v), the entrace to a cemetary (fol. 57v), a chalice (fol. 63r), various ecclesiastical paraphenali, vestments, etc.; large foliate illuminated initials; minor initials alternately red with purple penwork, or blue with red penwork

Additions: On fol.i the scribe wrote the Veni creator spiritus.


Original binding. Sewn on three split alum-tawed and red-stained bands, laced into wood boards with cushioned edges, covered with black leather, each cover blind tooled with a coat of arms in each cormer and in the centre (see under provenance), and rope-work designs; each cover also originally with four corner bosses, now missing; traces remain of two strap-and-pin fastenings at the fore-edge of the upper board, and the middle of the lower board


Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, Venice

Provenance and Acquisition

In the lower margin of fol.1 and tooled on the covers are the arms: party per fess sable and argent, a cross moline counterchanged: either (i) A. Suriano, patriarch of Venice 1504–08 (Ughelli, Italia Sacra, VI, 1309), or (ii) A. de Ortis, bishop of Satriano (ibid. VII, 854)

Count Louis Apponyi, of Nagy Appony, Hungary, his sale, Sotheby's 10 Nov. 1892 and four days following, lot 1001 (a cutting from the catalogue is pasted in at the back), bought by Ellis for £16 10s.

H. A. Wilson

Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian, 1927

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 13

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.