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MS. Rawl. liturg. e. 1*

Summary Catalogue no.: 15842


Breviary (Benedictine)

Made for Hyde Abbey, Winchester

Fols. 168–78, addition, 15th cent.

Fols. 179–88: Masses of the holy Trinity, holy Ghost, holy Cross, Our Lady, angels, relics, All Saints, pro ecclesia, pro semetipso, pro familiaribus, pro pace, pro iter agentibus, etc., for the dead, missa generalis, de sancto Valentino, de sancta Katherina

Formerly a single volume with MS. Gough Liturg 8.

Pr. J. B. L. Tolhurst, The Monastic Breviary of Hyde Abbey, HBS (1930, etc.).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine border, historiated initial. Good illuminated and penwork initials. Related in style to the Master of the Queen Mary Psalter. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 544, pl. LIV)


Origin: 13th century, late, or 14th century, beginning (? between 1292 and 1304); additions, 15th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Hyde, Hampshire, Benedictine abbey of Holy Trinity, St Mary the Virgin, and St Peter: (MLGB3: Liturgical evidence, often to be found in the kalendar).

Gough liturg. 8 and Rawl. liturg. e.1* probably formed one volume: it looks as though the blue in Gough liturg. 8 fol. 71v has flaked off onto Rawl. liturg. e.1*, fol. 1r. See the edition printed from this copy (and Gough liturg. 8) by J. B. L. Tolhurst, The Monastic Breviary of Hyde Abbey, HBS (1930, etc.). Binding (s. xviii i ) identical with that of Rawl. liturg. e.1*. Double cols. of 36 lines. (MLGB3)

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1895). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973). Description of fols. 179–88 from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford (typescript) Vol. 1: Mass Books.


Last Substantive Revision

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