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MS. Laud Misc. 358

Summary Catalogue no.: 948



Versary, Kyriale, Benedictine use. Kyriale with troped kyries (fol. 1), Kyrie (fol. 12) and Gloria (fol. 15v); versicles of the graduals and Alleluias, each preceded by their intonations; temporale (fol. 24v); sanctorale (fol. 71), from the Conversion of St. Paul (25 Jan.), to the Conception of the Virgin (8 Dec.); common of the saints (fol. 86) and the dedication (fol. 95v); versicles of the mass for the dead (fol. 96), completed by a later hand. Some historical additions.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 3 + 96 + 1 + 3 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 232 × 153 mm.
Musical Notation:

Square notation on 9 staves of 4 red lines, 168 × 110 mm.


Good initials. (P&A iii. 206, pl. XXI)

Illuminated initials in red, blue and green (1, 15v, 24v, etc.).


Early 15th century.

Original sewing. Originally pink leather on boards of 14th cent.

Accompanying Material

Fly leaves at the beginning (fol. 2) and the end (fol. 3) are from a contemporary English antiphonal.


Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; English, St. Albans, Benedictine abbey

Provenance and Acquisition

Written at or for St Alban's Abbey (liturgical evidence).

Ex libris of St Albans, 15th cent., fol. 98.

Sir John Lambe (1566?-1646).

Given by him to William Laud before 7 Sept. 1632.

Part of Laud's first donation of 1633.

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 (part A), vol. 2: Office Books (part B) (typescript, 1957), Pächt and Alexander, and the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969-1973, from the original ed. of 1858-1885) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.