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

MS. Douce 12

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Consisting of:
  1. (fol. 1v) a calendar
  2. (fols. 15, 83, 123) minor pieces and prayers
  3. (fol. 46) 'Offitium de Passione Domini nostri Ihesu'
  4. (fol. 61) 'Missa beate Marie Virginis'
  5. (fol. 72) Capitula from the Gospels
  6. (fol. 97) Penitential Psalms with litany
  7. (fol. 131) Italian prayers.
Latin suffrages are at fols. 149-56.

A leaf has been cut out after fol. 189.

Of the twenty-four miniatures in the calendar that on fol. 2 is a skating scene: fol. 4 is misplaced.


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


217 Leaves


MS. Douce 12

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 21586

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 8 for a volume in similar style.

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated


4 1/4 × 3 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom