Hours of the Virgin Mary, for the use of Rome, written in the second half of the 15th cent. in N. E. France or the Netherlands
'Horae beate Marie Virginis, secundum vsum Romanum' (fol. 49), preceded by:
- (fol. 1) a calendar
- (fol. 14) Capitula from the Gospels, etc.
- (fol. 31) 'Hore de sancta Cruce'
- (fol. 37) 'Hore de Sancto Spiritu'
- (fol. 43) 'Missa beate Marie Virginis'.
- (fol. 112) 'Septem psalmi penitentiales' with 'Letania Sanctorum'
- (fol. 132) 'Vigilie Mortuorum'
- (fol. 173) prayers, and suffrages.
The calendar points to Rheims (Donatianus and Nicasius). There are many fine miniatures, borders and capitals in Netherlandish style. 'PƆIV' is on fol. 97, and 'PLENA-DMIVI' on fol. 173, both on borders. On fol. 15 is st. Luke painting a Madonna and Child, and on fol. 36v a clock.
- Creation: written in the second half of the 15th cent. in N. E. France or the Netherlands
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
MS. Douce 256
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 21830
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On parchment, illuminated, binding, red velvet, with silver clasps (one lost)
7 1/2 × 5 5/8 in.