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Dutch Book of Hours, written in the first half of the 15th cent. in the Netherlands

MS. Douce 248

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'Die Ghetiden van onser lieuer Vrouwen' (fol. 75), preceded by:

  1. (fol. 1) calendar
  2. (fol. 12) 'Ghetiden van der Ewigher Wijsheit'
  3. (fol. 38) 'Die hondert articulen of gedenckenissen van den liden ons lieues Heren'
  4. (fol. 66) 'Corte Ghetiden van den heilighen Cruce'

Followed by

  1. (fol. 128) 'Corte Ghetiden van onser lieuer Vrouwen'
  2. (fol. 142) 'Die seuen Psalmen van penitencien' with 'letanien'
  3. (fol. 163v) prayers and short pieces
  4. (fol. 188v) suffrages
  5. (fol. 218) 'die langhe Vigelie van neghen lessen'

There are several fine miniatures, the figures being chiefly in grisaille, and many illuminated borders and capitals with grotesques and ornament.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 15th cent. in the Netherlands


259 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Dutch; Flemish

Conditions Governing Use



MS. Douce 248

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 21822

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


7 1/4 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom