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Hours of the Virgin, according to Roman use, Written in the 15th century in France and Italy

MS. Canon. Liturg. 76
Held at the Weston Library

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Hours of the Virgin, according to Roman use, in Latin, preceded by a French Calendar and Capitula from the Gospels, and followed by:

  1. The Hours 'de Cruce' (fol. 98)
  2. Hours of the Holy Spirit (fol. 102)
  3. The Penitential Psalms with Litany (fol. 106)
  4. 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


161 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


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

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated


7 5/8 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom