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Hours of the Virgin, according to some French use, preceded by a French calendar (fol. 2), written early in the 14th cent. in France

MS. Douce 39
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Followed by:

  1. (fol. 80) Penitential Psalms with litany
  2. (fol. 100) the Office for the Dead
  3. (fol. 166) the xv Joys of Our Lady, in French
  4. (fol. 191) 'Lez houres de la Croix en romans que papes Jehans fist...', short French hymns.

St. Arnulph of Soissons (?) is honoured in the litany: in the calendar are stt. Elaine (Feb. 7), Blanchard (Mar. 11), Oufran (Wulfran, Mar. 18), Mansuet of Toul (Sept. 3).

The antiphon at Prime is Sub tuum presidium, cf. no. 21622.

On fol 15v are the (added) arms, azure, three garbs (?) or: which belong to several French families.


  • Creation: written early in the 14th cent. in France


193 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Douce 39

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 21613

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

Physical Facet

On parchment with several miniatures, illuminated capitals and borders, etc., binding: red velvet, mended


5 5/8 × 4 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom