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

MS. Lat. liturg. e. 3

Summary Catalogue no.: 29127

Physical Description

Composite: A || fol. 3


Red leather on boards, with gold ornament and clasps, German, 17th century.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Rev. John Cohen Jackson (c. 1827 - c. 1895) on 19 May 1877 for £15.

MS. Lat. liturg. e. 3 – Part 1


Gospel lectionary

Benedictine Use (?).

Temporale (fol. 1), beginning with Christmas eve; sanctorale (fol. 96v) beginning with St. Sylvester and ending with St. Thomas apostle; references for the gospels of St. Mary ad martyres, St. Servatius, St. Potentiana, St. Urban, Sts. Marcellinus & Peter, St. Barnabas (fol. 116); common of the dedication and the saints (fol. 116v), incomplete; votive masses (fol. 118) and masses for the dead (fol. 121); contemporary additions. In the passions (fols. 34v) the parts are indicated by the letters a, c, and +

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 123 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 142 mm.
Dimensions (written): 150 × 93 mm.


25 lines


Good initial. (Pächt and Alexander i. 41)

Elaborate initials in red on fol. 54.

Accompanying Material

Pastedowns from a 15th century proser.


Origin: 11th century, second half ; German, North-west


Lections for SS Ewald and Gereon suggest diocese of Cologne.

MS. Lat. liturg. e. 3 – Part 2


Inserted leaf with a miniature.

Language(s): No linguistic content

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniature. (Pächt and Alexander i. 181)

Full-page miniature of the Virgin and Child with a Cistercian abbot (St. Bernard) kneeling before them.


Origin: 15th century, end ; German, North-west

Additional Information

Record Sources

S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957); Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography); previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.