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Hours of the Virgin according to the use of Rouen, preceded by a French calendar (fol. 1) and capitula, etc. (fol. 7v), written in the second half of the 15th cent. in France

MS. Douce 72
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Also followed by:

  1. (fol. 45v) the 'Septem psalmi penitenciales' with litany
  2. (fol. 55v) the Office for the Dead
  3. (fol. 70) prayers and suffrages
  4. two French prayers to st. John Baptist and st. Margaret, preceded at fol. 76 by a full-page miniature of these saints pleading before the Virgin and Child for a man and woman for whom the book was no doubt written and whose arms are below (Aubépine ?, and the same dimidiating, according to the 1840 Catalogue, St. Hirier).

The Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Spirit are worked in at fols. 28v, 29v, etc. There are many ornate miniatures.


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


83 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Douce 72

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 21646

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated borders, binding: green morocco, with elaborate gold tooling and insertions of red and yellow pieces, 18th cent. (?)


8 1/4 × 5 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom