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Book of Hours: 'Officium beate Marie Virginis secundum Curiam Romanam', preceded by a calendar (fol. 1), written in the second half of the 15th cent. in Italy

MS. Douce 11
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Followed by:

  1. (fol. 112) a Mass of the Virgin
  2. (fol. 123) Penitential Psalms with Litany and prayers
  3. (fol. 177) 'Officium mortuorum'
  4. (fol. 241) 'Offitium omnium Sanctorum'
  5. (fol. 247) 'Officium Sancte Crucis'
  6. (fol. 254v) 'Officium Sancti Spiritus'
  7. (fol. 266) 'Psalterium breuiatum sancti Hieronymi presbiteri'

There are many fine half-page miniatures, borders, etc. The rubrics are often in Italian.


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


290 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian


MS. Douce 11

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 21585

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminations, binding: red velvet, about A.D. 1800


4 1/8 × 3 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom