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Book of Hours, written in the early part of the 15th cent. in France

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MS. Douce 77

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Part of a Book of Hours, including:
  1. (fol. 1) the Office for the Dead: wanting the last leaf
  2. (fol. 47) the Fifteen Joys, in French
  3. (fol. 52) the Seven Requests, in French: wanting the last leaf
  4. hymn, imperfect at beginning
  5. suffrages.
There are several miniatures, and every page has an elaborate border with grotesques, birds, and flowers. Nearly every leaf has the same illumination on the verso as on the recto, but reversed.

Dates

  • written in the early part of the 15th cent. in France

Extent

69 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 77

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 21651

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated, binding: red velvet, rebacked

Dimensions

8 3/8 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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