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Hours of the Virgin, Written in the second half of the 15th cent. in France

MS. Canon. Liturg. 43
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Hours of the Virgin, apparently according to the use of Bourges, preceded by a French Calendar, etc., and followed by:

  1. The Hours 'de la Croys' (fol. 99)
  2. The Hours 'du Saint Esprit' (fol. 109)
  3. The Penitential Psalms with Litany (fol. 116)
  4. The Office for the Dead (fol. 139)

At fol. 190 are miniatures and leaves which appear to fill up gaps where leaves are wanting in the body of the book, as after fols. 16, 23, 51, 63, 69, 74, 77, etc.: so that the volume is perhaps perfect, but bound out of order. The many miniatures and borders are finely painted and noteworthy, as fols. 15, 99, 139. Fol. 113 is imperfect.


  • Creation: Written in the second half of the 15th cent. in France


241 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 43

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no. 19248

Custodial History

This is not certainly a Canonici volume. 'T. N. [16]92' is on fol. 1.

Physical Facet

On parchment, finely illuminated


6 7/8 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom