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Hours of the Virgin, Written in the 14th century in France (?)

MS. Canon. Liturg. 251
Held at the Weston Library

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Hours of the Virgin, preceded by a Calendar (fol. 2: first leaf lost), and followed by:

  1. The Penitential Psalms with Litany (fol. 119)
  2. Hours of the Cross (fol. 151)
  3. Votive Masses (fol. 157)
  4. 'Stabat mater', etc. (fol. 242v)
  5. Some Rubrics are in Provençal (?)

Provençal rubrics on:

  1. Fol. 48v. (heading of 3 psalms for Tuesdays and Fridays)
  2. Fol. 59. (heading of 3 psalms for Wednesdays and Saturdays)
  3. Fols. 156v, 168v, 177v, 186. (heading of 3 psalms of Paschal mass, Pentecost mass, Our Lady's mass, mass of Nativity)
  4. Fol. 209. (virtues of St. Augustine's prayer 'O dulcissime')
  5. Fol. 218. (and of ps. 'Confitemini domino' with Gloria after each v.)
  6. Fol. 227v. (virtues of St. Augustine's prayer)
  7. Fol. 231. (heading of another prayer of his)

Also later Provençal additions to Calendar.


  • Creation: Written in the 14th century in France (?)


248 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 251

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. 19355

Physical Facet

On parchment, with some miniatures, illuminated borders, etc.


4 × 3 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom