Hours of the Virgin, according to Roman use, Written in the 15th century in France and Italy
Hours of the Virgin, according to Roman use, in Latin, preceded by a French Calendar and Capitula from the Gospels, and followed by:
- The Hours 'de Cruce' (fol. 98)
- Hours of the Holy Spirit (fol. 102)
- The Penitential Psalms with Litany (fol. 106)
- The 'Officium Mortuorum' (fol. 126)
The occurrence of St. Corentin of Quimper in gold in the Calendar points to the N.W. of France: but not long after the book was written it must have migrated to a Carthusian community at Asti; for fols. 27-9 ('Missa beate Virginis Marie secundum ordinem Cartusiensem') and fols. 158-60 ('Officium sacramenti Corporis et Sanguinis Christi', hour-services composed in 1339: imperfect at end) as well as a hymn to St. Mary Magdalene, etc., on fols. 3v-5v, signed 'F. T.', are in an Italian hand: and the additions of St. Secundus on Mar. 31 and Aug. 30 in the Calendar indicate Asti (after A.D. 1471).
There are several miniatures, illuminated borders, etc. Two leaves from a (late 15th cent.) missal are at fol. 1.
- Creation: Written in the 15th century in France and Italy
Language of Materials
MS. Canon. Liturg. 76
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. 19254
On parchment, illuminated
7 5/8 × 5 1/2 in.