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Book of Hours:'... Officium beate Marie Virginis secundum consuetudinem Romane Curie', preceded by a calendar (fol. 1), written in 1507 in Italy

MS. Douce 9

  • Request

Also comprises prayers and the following:

  1. (fol. 142) Penitential Psalms with Litany
  2. (fol. 183) 'Officium Mortuorum'
  3. (fol. 270) 'Officium Sancte Crucis'

At end, 'Laus Deo, pax uiuis, & requiesque defunctis. Die xva Januarij 1507.'

There are six full-page illustrations in pairs (at fols. 13v, 14r, 141v, 142r, 182v, 183r, 269v, 270r), very elaborately and finely painted, and coloured capitals, etc.

On fol. 13v are the arms, party per bend argent and azure, a bend divided lengthways counterchanged, in chief an angel (?) displaying a scroll gules: on fol. 14r are the arms of Guicciardini of Florence: on fol. 182v is 'M. N.'.


  • Creation: written in 1507 in Italy


294 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 9

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 21583

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

Custodial History

This was no. 2556 in the second part of the P. A. Hanrott sale, Aug. 1833.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in a cardboard case slightly larger, illuminated


3 7/8 × 2 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom