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MS. Laud Misc. 279

Summary Catalogue no.: 1022


Missal, Use of St. Albans

Kalendar (fol. 1) in 2 col. (ed. F. Wormald, English Benedictine Kalendars after 1100); additions, among which the prose Stella celi extirpavit (fol. 4v); temporale (fol. 5), Gloria, Credo, prefaces without music; canon (fol. 159v); sanctorale (fol. 161); common of the saints (fol. 209v) with marginal additions; votive masses (fol. 223v) and masses for the dead (fol. 231); additions. No rubrics, except for a few on Good Friday (fol. 98v).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 236 + 1 + iv fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 327 × 220 mm.
Dimensions (written): 245 × 162 mm.


2 col. of 27 lines


Good penwork initial. (P&A iii. 534)


Origin: c. 1309 - 1327 ; English, St. Albans, Benedictine abbey

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 4v: 'Hoc missale procuravit frater Iohannes de Dunstaple custos sancti Amphibali. per licentiam domini Hugonis abbatis [1309-27] et assignavit specialiter ad altare sancte Katherine'

Fol. 4v: 'Hoc missale procuravit Adam Hougton ex permissione domini Willelmi abbatis [William Heyworth, 1420] ad capellam infirmarum'.

William Laud, by 1633.

Part of his first donation to the Bodleian, sent 22 May 1635.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford Vol. 1: Mass Books; Pächt and Alexander; and the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969-73, from the original ed. of 1858-1885).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.