Premonstratensian Breviary from the abbey of Parc

Scope and Content

Premonstratensian Breviary from the abbey of Parc, diocese of Liège (now in the diocese of Malines, Belgium), with a calendar of folios 3-8v.

Administrative / Biographical History

Not available at present.

Access Information

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Given in July 1973 by Mrs Honoria Wormald

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description. Hard-copy catalogue also available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

166 mm x 118 mm. Parchment. Bound in an early 18th century binding with the arms of the abbey on the covers. Includes the press-mark 'I theca XI'.

Archivist's Note

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Book-plate of Bernard and Thirza Pasco, acquired by Francis Wormald in 1952.


For a discussion of eleven other manuscripts from the abbey of Parc with the same binding, see E Van Balbergh 'Les Critères de Provenance des Manuscrits de Parc', Contribution à l'Histoire des Bibliothèques et de la Lecture aux Pays-Bas avant 1600, Associations des Archivistes et Bibliothequair de Belgique, Brussels, 1974, p 529.