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MS. Lat. liturg. g. 3

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


Prayers and devotions to St Bartholomew,

to be said privately before, during and after Mass, Office and meals throughout the patronal festival.

Language(s): Latin
(fols. 25v)
Prayer with neums
Incipit: Siint Bartholomeus du hemmel
Language(s): Middle Dutch

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii (paper) + 124 + ii (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 105 × 75 mm.
Dimensions (written): 70 × 50 mm.


1(6) (wants 1), 2(6), 3(8), 4(8), 5 (2 leaves only remain), 6(8), 7(8), 8(8) (wants 1, 4, 5 and 8), 9(8) (wants 4 and 5), 10(8), 11(10), 12(10) (5 cut out), 13(8), 14(8) (wants 1 and 8), 15(8) (wants 4 and 5), quires numbered I–XV on the lower right hand verso of the last leaf. Fol.3–24 consist of leaves removed from various parts of the MS.


13 long lines


Initials, borders. (Pächt and Alexander i. 237)

Crude gold initial and border (fol.3), red initials with blue flourishes, blue initials with rose flourishes. The seribe frequently uses red and blue ink for black in the text


Original blind-stamped binding. Sewn on three bands and bound in brown blind-stamped olished leather over wood boards with chamferred inner faces, each cover stamped with foliate tools, framed by rows of a small oval stamp of pineapple-like cross-hatching, the latter also used on the spine; the pairs of clasps, fastening from the lower to the upper board

Accompanying Material

The front pastedown is a fragment of a 15th cent. breviary for St. Luke's day.


Origin: 15th century, second half ; Dutch

Provenance and Acquisition

Feminine forms in the prayers indicate that the MS. was written for a nun.

Bought, 1929.

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.