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MS. Rawl. liturg. c. 2

Summary Catalogue no.: 30673


Missal, Use of Sarum

Calendar (fol. 1); blessing of holy water (fol. 7), imperfect; temporale (fol. 8), beginning abruptly in the order of the mass on the first Sunday in Advent, and, after Holy Saturday, divided into two parts by the second order of the mass (fol. 107) with intonations of the Gloria, Credo, Ite missa est, etc. and prefaces; sanctorale (fol. 174), incomplete at the beginning; common (fol. 223), incomplete at the beginning; votive masses of the Virgin, etc. (fol. 236); shortened ritual of the marriage mass (fol. 251v); masses of the dead fol. (253); by a later hand a mass entitled 'Papa celestinus fecit orationes sequentes pro [Elisabeth] sorore sua pregnante et concessit centum dies indulgentie dicenti illas infra missam pro mulieri pregnante' (fol. 262v). Many rubrics.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 262 + 2 + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 334 × 240 mm.
Dimensions (written): 232 × 145 mm.


One or more leaves missing after fol. 7, 19, 23, 117, 126, 138, 140, 146, 173, 196, 206, 209, 218, 222.


2 col. of 39 lines.

27 lines in the canon.

Musical Notation:

Square notation on 13 staves of 4 red lines.


Good borders, initials (mutilated). (P&A iii. 1035)

Most of the coloured initials and borders have been cut out; they remain on fol.7, 171v, 181v, 185v, 195v.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Rawlinson, 1690-1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

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 Summary Catalogue.


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 1035