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

MS. Rawl. C. 489

Summary Catalogue no.: 12337


Breviary (fragment, sanctorale)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written by fr. Willelmus Vincent, monk of St. Swithun's, Winchester, fol. 25v.


Pächt and Alexander iii. 872:

Good borders.

Good initials.


Origin: 1424 ; English, Winchester

Provenance and Acquisition

Winchester, Hampshire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Peter, St Paul, and St Swithun: "Ad laudem et honorem gloriose virginis ac martiris Margarete, ego frater Willelmus Vincent, monachus monasteri [sic] Sancti Swithuni Wyntonie, hos duos libros, scilicet quoddam Portiphorium cum suo Diurnali sibi simili, fieri fecit et manibus meis propriis conscripsi, a. d. M CCCC o XX o quarto, quos libros, Portiphorium suple cum suo diurnali, volo ut post obitum meum habeat sacrista monasterii supradicti ... vel alius eiusdem loci monachus quem sacrista duxerit eliqendum pro usu predictorum librorum habendo, quamdiu ocupans vixerit in humanis, et quod prefati duo libri transeant de uno ad alium" (fol. 25v). (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862–1900). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 673
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 267

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.