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

MS. Rawl. liturg. e. 43

Summary Catalogue no.: 15591


Missal, Use of Sarum

Sanctorale (fol. 1); proses of St. Andrew and St. Nicholas (fol. 80); prefaces and canon (fol. 81); common of the saints (fol. 88) and votive masses (fol. 126).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 159 (161) + 2 + i fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 147 mm.
Dimensions (written): 145 × 95 mm.


2 col. of 30 lines

Musical Notation:

Square notation on the feast of the Purification (fol. 10), 2 col. of 10 red staves of 4 lines.


Good borders, initials. (P&A iii. 728)

Illuminated capitals and borders on fols. 1, 11v, 46v.


Origin: 14th century, end ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Thomas Hearne, 1678-1735: inscribed by him, 1731.

Bequeathed by Hearne to William Bedford.

Purchased from Bedford's widow by Richard Rawlinson, 1690-1755, probably in 1748, and bequeathed by him to the Bodleian.

Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian.

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. 728