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MS. Lat. liturg. f. 32

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

Prayers and devotions; Italy (Naples?), late 15th century


Penitential psalms
Language(s): Latin
Language(s): Latin
Psalm 69
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Salvos fac servos tuos
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 17v)
Incipit: Deus cui proprium est
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 19)
Incipit: Fidelium deus omnium
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 19v)
Incipit: Omnipotens sempiterne Deus qui vivorum dominaris
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oratio sancti Thome de Aquino ante sumptionem corporis Christi dicenda
Incipit: Omnipotens et misericors deus. Ecce accedo ad sacramentum
Language(s): Latin
Prayers to be said after communicating
Incipit: Sit Jesu Christe dulcissime sanctissimum corpus tuum
Incipit: Quod ore sumpsimus
Incipit: Laudes et gratias ago tibi domine I. C. qui peccatricem et indignam famulam tuam N.
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oratio Petri [Damiani] Ostiensis in prima genuflexione
Incipit: Dum crucem dilectissimi filii tui

pr. P.L. 145 col. 926

Language(s): Latin
Rubric: In secunda genuflexione oratio ad Christum
Incipit: Benedictus Christus deus, crucifixus amor meus
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Memoratio crucis
Incipit: Recordare sancte crucis

WIC 16450

Chevalier 17045

Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Memoratio passionis Christi
Incipit: Recordare frater pie
(WIC 16449, Chevalier 17040)
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Offitium dolorum gloriose Marie semper virginis
Incipit: Matutino tempore Marie nunciatur
(WIC 10794, Chevalier 29562; pr.Dreves, Analecta Hymnica xxx. 104)
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oratio in omni tribulatione
Incipit: Interveniat pro nobis quesumus domine
Language(s): Latin
Devotion to the Guardian Angel,

consisting of the prayers Queso obsecranter, rogo te angele, O superne curie civis, Obsecro te angele sancte, Deus cuius providencia, Precor te sancte angele custos meus, Sancte angele Dei mihi deputate custos, Veni sanctissime angele meus, Angele qui meus es custos, each followed by the antiphon Gloriosus apparuisti

Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ave sanctissima mater Dei regina celi
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Sequens hec oratio data fuit beato Bernardo ab angelo
Incipit: Ave Maria ancilla Trinitatis

A similar attribution is in BL, King's MS. 9, fol.299.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 41 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 150 × 95 mm.
Dimensions (written): 110 × 60 mm.


1(10) – 4(10), catchwords


20 long lines


Humanistic script.


Good border, initials. Miniature on fol. 1 added 16th century. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 375)

One miniature (fol.2) showing David at prayer.

Partial border of vine scroll design.

One gold initial; other initials gold on blue and rose grounds, or plain red, blue and gold; some headings in gold


Original Italian blind stamped calf binding with rope tooling.


Origin: 15th century, end Fol. 38v, indulgence of Pope Sixtus IV (1471–1484). ; Italian, Naples (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'Nicholaus ... fostus', 16th century

Bought in 1961.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.