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

MS. Wood empt. 19

Summary Catalogue no.: 8607


Missal, Use of Sarum (incomplete)

Calendar (page v), Sept.-Oct. missing; temporale with only a fragment of 2 leaves from the order of the mass (p. 189); mass of the dedication (p. 289); sanctorale (p. 293), ending abruptly in the vigil of St. John the baptist.

Traces of folded tags, preserved on p.147, 259, 323 (Augustini anglorum).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 10 + 332 + iv pages
Dimensions (leaf): 150 × 100 mm.
Dimensions (written): 113 × 66 mm.


Leaves missing after pp. xii, 24, 192, 218, 296, 302, 332, while 231 and 293 are fragments.


31 lines

Musical Notation:

Square notation (pp. 190 ff.) on staves of 2–4 red lines.


Initials (defaced). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 967)


Origin: 15th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Liturgical evidence for Canterbury (?): tag for the mass of St. Augustine of Canterbury, and, in the calendar, the Translations of St. Thomas, St. Edmund and St. Richard, all in red.

Willelmus Brocas’, p. 160, 16th-17th cent.

Willelmus Fitz Willelmus’, p. 260 rev, 16th-17th cent.

William Sprigg, c. 1633 - c. 1701; given by him to Anthony Wood.

‘Liber Antonii Wood [1632–1695] e coll‘ Merton Oxonie ex dono [Willelmi] Sprigges nuper socii coll‘ Lync‘ Oxon‘ Novembris’ [after 1657], p. iii.

Bought by the library in 1690.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford (typescript) Vol. 1: Mass Books; Pächt and Alexander; and the Summary Catalogue.


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.