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The Hours of the Virgin Mary, Written in the 15th century in the Netherlands

MS. Gough Liturg. 15
Held at the Weston Library

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The Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to the use of Rome:

  1. Preceded by a calendar, the Hours of the Holy Cross (fol. 14) and of the Holy Spirit (fol. 19)
  2. Followed by some Suffrages (fol. 63), the Penitential Psalms with litany (fol. 78), the Office for the Dead (fol. 94), and the Capitula from the Gospels (fol. 128v)

The Calendar points to the Netherlands (Landoaldus, Mar. 19: Gondulphus, July 16: Gaugericus, Aug. 11: Norentius episcopus, Oct. 17). Miniatures have been cut out after fols. 18, 49: but nine are left (at fols. 14, 23, 39v, 43v, 47, 53, 59, 78, 94).


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in the Netherlands


134 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Gough Liturg. 15

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. 18329

Custodial History

Owned by 'Anna Dobbelstein' (16th century ?).

Physical Facet

On parchment, with miniatures, etc.


5 1/4 × 4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom