A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Laud Lat. 26

Summary Catalogue no.: 971



Followed (fol. 97) by:

Capitulare evangeliorum

Capitulare evangeliorum de circulo anni; incomplete, ending abruptly after 1 Nov. Based on the Roman list of about 755; there is evident influence of the contemporary list of Gaul.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 2 + 100 + 1 + iv fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 149 mm.


Gospel list in 42 lines, 170 × 120 mm.


Good Canon Tables, miniatures, initials. Related in style and iconography to the Breton Gospels, Alençon, Bib. Mun. MS. 84 and Rome, Vatican, MS. San Pietro D. 154 (P&A i. 428, pl. XXXV)

Full-page pictures of the crucifixion (fol. 9v) and the evangelists (fols. 10v, 37v, 54v, 82v); a full-page initial (fol. 11) and smaller ones (fols. 38, 82v, 55).


Origin: 10th century, first half ; French, Brittany

Record Sources

S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957); updated (origin, date, provenance) from Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography). Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 428