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MS. Lat. liturg. e. 44

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


Language(s): Latin

Missal, Franciscan, Use of the diocese of Rodez.

Fragments. Apparently an adaptation of the Roman use, as in most surviving books from the diocese.

(fol. cxxviii)


parts: (fol. cxxviii–ix verso) part of feria iv - end of feria vi after Easter; (fol. cxxxi r-v) parts of first and second Sundays after Easter, the second being described as the first Sunday after the octave of Easter; (fol. cxxxix–cxlviii) end of feria iii after Pentecost - middle of 8th Sunday after the octave of Pentecost. The mass for Trinity Sunday is included (fol. cxliiv) but headed ‘Dominica in octabas [corr. from prima] pentecosten.’ The Sundays which follow are counted from the octave of Pentecost. There is no mass for Corpus Christi; (fol. cl–clviii) part of the 10th Sunday – Part of Saturday after the 17th Sunday; (fol. clx–clxiiii verso) part of the 18th Sunday - 24th Sunday;

(fol. clxiiii verso - clxv)

General rubrics

Incipit: Adventus domini celebratur
Explicit: eclesiarum ⟨sic⟩ et altarium
(fol. clxv - clxviii)
Haimo of Faversham, Ordo
Rubric: Ostendunt notule subscripte qualiter se debeat habere in principio sacerdos et in medio et in fine missarum. Incipit ordo agendorum et dicendorum a sacerdote in missa privata [et feriali iuxta damaged by damp] consuetudinem ecclesie Romane.
Incipit: Indutus planeta sacerdos stans
Explicit: pater et filius. Amen. Postea sacerdos inclinans…placeat tibi etc. Et sufficiant ista que prediximus.

The order for private and ferial masses composed by Haymo of Faversham in 1243, ed. S.J.P. van Dijk, Sources of the modern Roman liturgy II, 1963, pp.3–14. The rest of fol.clxviii and most of the verso were originally blank

(fol. clxviii verso - ccvii)


Rubric: In vigilia sancti Andree. Introitus
Incipit: (fol. clxix) Dominus secus mare
Explicit: (fol. ccvii, St. Katherine) Compl. Sumptis…a nobis iniquitates repellat. Per dominum nostrum Ihesum Christum.

Includes a full mass for the Transfiguration (fol.cxciii, beg.: ‘Introitus’ Intonuit de celo dominus) and, in addition to the usual ‘Haymonian’ series, collect, secret and post-communion for: St. Barbara, octave of St. Andrew, Sts. Ambrose, Eulalia, Hilary, Tarsicia, Blaise, Scholastica, Peter Martyr, Cirycus and Julitta, Martial, Christopher, Martha, Radegund, Bernard, Julian, Fausta, Jerome, Faith, Gerald, Amantius, Leonard and Dalmatius. Eusebius is treated separately instead of being incorporated in the Vigil of the Assumption. Cf. the Sanctorale in the 15th-cent. Rodez breviary, Paris, B.N.lat. 13236, described by Leroquais, Bréviaires III, pp.241–3.


Common of saints

Ends imperfect.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 72 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 212 × 153 mm.
Dimensions (written): 140 × 100 mm.
Foliation: Foliated in red in the upper outer corner of the versos, numbered cxxviii–ix, cxxxi, cxxxix–cxlviii, cl–clviii, clx–ccix


surviving leaves: 3 singleton leaves, 1(10), 2(10) (1 lost), 3(10) (1 lost), 4(10) – 7(10), 1 singleton leaf


Badly damaged by damp at the fold.


50–58 lines ruled in crayon, but only 25–29 lines written (writing below the top line), i.e. every other line is left blank


Red initials flourished in purple.




Origin: late 13th century - early 14th century ; French, South-east (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Hodgsons, 16 Nov. 1962, lot 601

Given to the Bodleian by H. P. Morrison.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff


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Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.