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Hours of the Virgin according to the use of Amiens, written in the 15th cent. in France

MS. Douce 152
Held at the Weston Library

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Preceded by a French calendar (fol. 1), and followed by:

  1. the Hours of the Cross (fol. 50)
  2. 'Heures du Sainct Esprit' (fol. 53)
  3. the Penitential Psalms with litany (fol. 56)
  4. 'Vigilles des mors' (fol. 67)
  5. suffrages (fol. 82)

Stt. Firminus ('Fremin', two bishops), Honoratus, Fuscianus, and (fol. 83) Sabrius are prominent. The numerous miniatures are in a rough but characteristic style, and every margin has in its ornament either grotesques or types of men in various employments. The symbols 'G. M.', 'G.Y.', 'b. 1.' and the motto 'Je me plains' are common, and 'G. b.' is found. The arms on fols. 38, 66v, 77 (cf. 20v) are perhaps those of Maréchal.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent. in France


89 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 152

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 21726

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

Custodial History

From the P. A. Crevenna sale at Amsterdam, 1790, according to Douce's note: the lettering of the binding is Dutch.

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated


10 × 7 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom