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A collection of offices, prayers, hymns, and devotions for private use, written in about the middle of the 15th cent. in England

MS. Douce 1

  • Request

Among the saints specially commemorated are:

  1. (fols. 27, 80) Sebastian
  2. (fols. 29v, 77v) George
  3. (fols. 36v, 80v) Roche.

The English part begins at fol. 54v, and consists of verses on the Passion of Christ (pref. beg. 'O glorius God redemer of mankynde') and the Five Wounds (fol. 70: beg. after a Latin preface, 'The numbre of the droppes of blode'), each illustrated by pen-and-ink drawings with slight colouring: and prayers to the Virgin and saints. There are some coloured initials and one miniature (fol. 1v).


  • Creation: written in about the middle of the 15th cent. in England


84 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English


MS. Douce 1

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 21575

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with drawings and a few small miniatures


3 × 2 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom