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Hours of the Virgin Mary, Written in about A.D. 1500 in England

MS. Gough Liturg. 3

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Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to the use of Sarum, in Latin: preceded by a calendar, and followed by:
  1. Prayers, some with English rubrics, a few hymns (as 'Aue plena gracie Virgo fecundata', fol. 56, to the three kings of Cologne, 'Trium regum trium munus', fol. 119v)
  2. The Penitential Psalms with litany (fol. 60)
  3. 'Vigilie mortuorum' (fol. 73)
  4. Commendatio animarum (fol. 96)
  5. The Psalms of the Passion (fol. 105)
  6. At fol. 120 is 'This prayer folowyng is wreten in A stone in the chirche of sent Johan Lateranens in Rome ...' (beg. 'Domine Jesu Christe, rogo te amore illius gaudii')
  7. The Hours of the Holy Cross are worked in
  8. There are five miniatures (at fols. 14v, 29v, 59v, 72v, 95v), and illuminated borders, etc.


  • Written in about A.D. 1500 in England


127 Leaves


MS. Gough Liturg. 3

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. 18344

Custodial History

Owned by John Coope [Cope] in 1527-33: he has written several medical recipes, one 'prouyd by mr Wylliam Hoggan of Banbury', and notes (fol. 94v) of the birth, sponsors, etc., of his sons Erasmus and George (born 1528 and 1530), at Eydon in Northamptonshire. 'C. W.' (17th century?) is written on foll. 8, 15. There is an armorial bookplate (18th century), apparently of the Herbert family, earls of Pembroke.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with miniatures, etc.


10 1/8 × 7 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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