Hours of the Virgin according to the use of Rome, preceded by a French calendar (fol. 3), Capitula and prayers, written in the 15th cent. in France
- the Penitential Psalms with litany (fol. 123)
- Hours of the Holy Spirit (fol. 154)
- Office for the Dead (fol. 162)
- Suffrages (fol. 224)
- prayers, one in French
All the rubrics in French.
There are seven good full-page miniatures, but an equal number of leaves bearing them are missing after fols. 29, 77, 87, 92, 102, 122, 161, making the text imperfect. Every page also has a border.
On fols. 1v, 2, are the illuminated arms of Fremin and of Fremin quartering others: no doubt the volume was written for a member of that family.
Two armorial 18th cent. book-plates, one 'ex libris de Belissen eques', the other apparently of the branch of the Orleans family who were marquises of Rothelin, are in the volume.
- Creation: written in the 15th cent. in France
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 31
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 21605
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On parchment, illuminated, binding: purple velvet (18th cent. ?)
5 3/8 × 4 in.