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Fragments of an abridged breviary, possibly French, 14th century (?)

Identifier: MS 211/XV

Scope and Contents

An abridged Breviary (known as a 'Portiforium), with remarkably short Lessons. It contains the Sanctorale from S. Thomas (21 Dec.) to S. Agnes (21 Jan.), and from S. Scholastica (10 Feb.) to Lady Day (25 March). The Proper for the following saints is included: Silvester, Felix, Marcellus, Prisca, Fabian, Sebastian, Anthony (added in margin later), Scholastica, Valentine, Chair of S. Peter, Matthias, Perpetua and Felicitas, and Gregory.


  • Creation: 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


16.51 cm x 10.80 cm

Lines to a page

29 lines to a page

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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