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A book of private prayers and devotions, written late in the 15th cent. in France

MS. Douce 264
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Written and printed for a member of the family of Scepeaux (arms on fols. 1v, 2r), whose name probably began with Ne, and whose portrait appears to be on fols. 26, 32, 42. The volume consists of prayers, in Latin and French, the hymns 'Ecce ad te confugio' and 'Stabat Mater' (fols. 12v, 29), suffrages (fols. 15v, 44v), and the Verses of st. Bernard (fol. 38v). Some types of female beauty, chiefly Italian, are introduced among the miniatures.


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


47 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Douce 264

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 21838

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

Physical Facet

with many miniatures, borders and capitals


7 3/4 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom