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'Hore Marie Virginis', according to the use of Rome, preceded by a prayer, written early in the 16th cent. in the Netherlands

MS. Douce 112

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Preceded by:

  1. 'Hore Sancte Crucis' (fol. 3)
  2. 'Hore Sancti Spiritus' (fol. 11)
  3. 'Missa beatissime Marie Virginis' (fol. 17)
  4. Capitula (fol. 22)

Followed by:

  1. (fol. 92) 'Septem Psalmi penitentiales' with litany
  2. (fol. 107) 'Vigilie mortuorum'
  3. (fol. 139) prayers
  4. (fol. 147) suffrages

There are many very fine illuminations, borders, etc., in which Waagen (Art Treasures, 1854, iii. 84, cf. his Works of Art, 1838, ii. 218) distinguishes two hands, the best only occurring on fols. 1v, 10v, 11r, 16v, 166r. The borders are both in Flemish (or French) and Italian styles. There is a tradition that the book belonged to Marie de Medici (d. 1642), and that she 'left it at Cologne' (see modern pencil note on inside of cover). Miniatures appear to be lost after fols. 91, 106, at least.

'1813. H. Fochem, Rector' is written four times in the book.


  • Creation: written early in the 16th cent. in the Netherlands


176 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Conditions Governing Use



MS. Douce 112

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 21686

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 on boards, covered with silver filigree work


8 3/8 × 5 3/4 in. in a case 9 7/8 × 7 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom