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Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to the use of Sarum, written perhaps in the last quarter of the 13th cent. in England

MS. Douce 231
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Preceded by a calendar (fol. 7), and followed by the Penitential and Gradual psalms with litany (fols. 73, 88)

Before the calendar are six miniatures, of saints (fols. 1-6), in Lauds are suffrages (fol. 42, cf. 71v): the rubrics are in French. There are several good miniatures within capitals, grotesques and borders. The two warriors on fol. 1 bear, one the arms of St. George of England, and the other the arms of England with a label of five points azure each charged with a fleur-de-lys (?), which may be the arms of Edmund Crouchback earl of Lancaster, 2nd son of Henry III (d. 1296).


  • Creation: written perhaps in the last quarter of the 13th cent. in England


116 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 231

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 21805

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: 18th cent., red morocco, bears 'R. G.'


6 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom