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'Cursus horarum beate Marie Virginis', according to the use of Utrecht, written in about the middle of the 15th cent. in the Netherlands

MS. Douce 57
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Followed by:

  1. (fol. 30v) the 'Septem Psalmi penitenciales' with litany
  2. (fol. 39) 'Vigilia Defunctorum'
  3. (fol. 63) 'Rosarium de hoc nomine Maria'
  4. (fol. 64v) 'Oratio venerabilis Bede ... de septem verbis vltimis ... Ihesu Christi in cruce pendentis'
  5. (fol. 66) Hours of the Eternal Wisdom
  6. (fol. 75, cf. 2v) 'Hore de sancta Cruce'
  7. (fol. 85v) 'Hore de Sancto Spiritu'
  8. (fol. 89v) 'Centum meditaciones Passionis ... Ihesu Christi ...' with prologue
  9. (fols. 108, 144v, 160) prayers and devotions
  10. (fol. 141) 'Rosarium deuotum ...'
  11. (fol. 154) suffrages
  12. (fol. 162) 'Deuota epistola ad quendam Carthusiensem de dolore et passione ... Ihesu Christi' beg. 'Religioso fratri W. ordinis Carthusiensis prope Traiectum nepoti meo karissimo frater Iohannes confrater...'

A leaf is perhaps lost after fol. 2.

'Pertinet conuentui monialium in Beuerwijck' (15th cent.: fol, 233v): notes on fols. 1v-2 give obits of a family Van Ziricze living at Zierikzee or Beverwyck 1545-80), written by a son of Quirinus Wittonis (Van Ziricze) and Guilelma Henrici.


  • Creation: written in about the middle of the 15th cent. in the Netherlands


236 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 57

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 21631

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

Custodial History

(fol. 1) In June, 1626, Grietjen Huberts gave the book to Bernard van Cranepool or Kranepool.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with some illuminated borders, capitals, etc., binding: red leather with clasps on each side a Lamb with cross and banner, and the symbols of the four Evangelists with the legend '+ siet dat lam goe | des | dat boert die sonden | der verl.'; Dutch work of about A.D. 1450-60


5 3/4 × 4 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom