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Offices, prayers, etc., for private use, written in the second half of the 15th cent. in Italy

MS. Douce 8

  • Request

Consisting of:

  1. (p. v) a calendar
  2. (pp. 1, 88, 154, 230, 380) minor pieces and prayers
  3. (p. 60) 'Offitium de Passione Domini'
  4. (p. 108) 'Missa beate Marie Virginis'
  5. (p. 133) Capituia from the Gospels
  6. (pp. 213, 316) Suffrages
  7. (p. 252) Penitential Psalms with litany
  8. (p. 328) Italian prayers.

Every page has a well-painted illuminated border, and there are many small miniatures, the twenty-four in the calendar illustrating the employments of each month.


  • Creation: written in the second half of the 15th cent. in Italy


457 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian


MS. Douce 8

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 21582

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

Related Materials

See also MS. Douce 12 for a volume in similar style.

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated, binding: red morocco with gilt ornament, with embroidered filigree work inside each cover. (18th cent.)


4 × 3 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom