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Fragments of a missal, possibly Scottish, 14th century

Identifier: MS 211/XI

Scope and Contents

Missal, following the Use of Sarum, but with few rubrics. Contains part of Gospel, and Mass for the Common of a Virgin, which begins with In natali plurimarum virginum, and includes the Collect, Secret and Post-communion (f. 2r, Plurimarum virginum non martirum). Commemoratio b. marie quotidie in capella et in choro...officium. Rorate coeli... begins at the bottom of column 1 on f. 2r, and finishes in the middle of the Post-communion. As mentioned, the missal follows Sarum, except that Quoque prudentes is given as an alternate Alleluia verse in the Common of many Virgins. This is the same as in the 15th-century Arbuthnott Missal (British Library), the only extant missal of the Scottish Use.


  • 14th century

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


2 folios

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum


27.94 cm x19.05 cm

Lines to a page

double columns, 34 lines to a page

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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