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

MS. Gough Liturg. 12
Held at the Weston Library

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Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to the use of Paris, in Latin: preceded by a French calendar, and followed by:

  1. The Penitential Psalms with litany (fol. 87)
  2. The Hours of the Holy Cross (fol. 104v)
  3. The Holy Spirit (fol. 108)
  4. The Office for the Dead (fol. 111)
  5. the 15 Joys of the Virgin, in French (fol. 149)
  6. The 7 Requests, in French (fol. 154)
  7. some Suffrages (fol. 156)
  8. At fol. 161 are added some later prayers, the last in verse (beg. 'Glorieuse vierge Marie')
  9. Two illuminations have been cut out, after fols. 73, 75: but eleven large ones are left (at fols. 14, 26, 59v, 65v, 70, 81v, 87, 104v, 108, in, 149), and some smaller


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in France


172 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Gough Liturg. 12

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. II, no. 18327

Physical Facet

On parchment, with miniatures, etc., binding, brown leather with fine gilt tooling (French, 17th century)


6 3/8 × 4 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom