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Hours of the Virgin, Written in the 15th century in France

MS. Canon. Liturg. 283

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Hours of the Virgin, according to the use of Evreux, preceded by a French calendar, and followed by:
  1. The Penitential Psalms with litany (fol. 75)
  2. The Office 'pro Deffunctis' (fol. 99)
  3. The Hours of the Cross and' de Sancto Spiritu' are worked in, at fols. 39, 40 etc.
There are many miniatures, with grotesques in the margin, and the calendar has illustrations of the seasons and zodiacal signs: a cannon is represented at fol. 85.


  • Written in the 15th century in France


156 Leaves


MS. Canon. Liturg. 283

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. 19383

Physical Facet

On parchment, with miniatures, illuminated borders, etc., binding, dark leather with elaborate gold ornament (16th cent.?, French), and 'A. P.'


7 1/4 × 5 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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