Leofric Missal of Exeter
Manuscript reference: Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 579
mss written ca. 1050; from French (?) Lotharingian exemplar dating ca. 920
Published in: The Leofric missal as used in the Cathedral of Exeter during the episcopate of its first bishop, A.D. 1050-1072. Together with some account of the Red book of Derby, the Missal of Robert of Jumièges, and a few other early manuscript service books of the English church. Edited, with introduction and notes by F. E. Warren, Oxford 1883. Here 226, 295b.
The so-called 'Leofric Missal', is for the most part not really a missal, but a late-ninth or early-tenth-century combined sacramentary, pontifical and ritual with cues for the sung parts of various masses by the original, possibly French or Lotharingian, scribe.
Subsequently, over the course of a hundred and thirty or so years, the sacramentary-pontifical-ritual was considerably augmented, first most probably for the successors of Plegmund, archbishop of Canterbury (890-923), the man for whom it was probably originally compiled, then later at Exeter for Bishop Leofric (1050-72).
The Leofric Missal
Sample of a typical page in the manuscript
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