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Volume one of Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to some Netherland use, written in about 1480 in the Netherlands

MS. Douce 219

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Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to some Netherland use, in Latin (fol. 98), preceded by a calendar in French (fol. 1v) prayers (fol. 14), suffrages (fol. 33), and Hours of the Passion (fol. 45): and followed by the Penitential psalms and litany (fol. 182), the Office for the Dead (fol. 214), and the Gradual and other psalms (fol. 265).

Another prayer-book, written for him rather later, is Now MS. 1907 in the Hofbibliothek at Vienna. With the arms of Paris Le Meyzieu (about A.D. 1770-75).

'De la bibliotheque de Charles Adrien Picard, 1767': then owned by Jean Baptiste Paris Le Meyzieu, see above: in the Paris sale (1791) no. 15, and bought by -- Turner for £110 5s.


  • Creation: written in about 1480 in the Netherlands


159 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Conditions Governing Use



MS. Douce 219

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 21793

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

Related Materials

See also MS. Douce 220 for volume two.

Physical Facet

On parchment with very fine illuminations, , binding: dark green morocco with gold tooling by Derome le Jeune


5 5/8 × 4 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom