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Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to the use of Tournay (fol. 19), written in about the middle of the 15th cent. in the Netherlands

MS. Douce 266

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Preceded by:
  1. (a calendar now lost?)
  2. (fol. 1) the Hours of the Cross
  3. (fol. 6) the Hours of the Holy Spirit
  4. (fol. 12) the Mass of the Virgin
Followed by the Penitential Psalms with litany (fol. 57), the Office for the Dead (fol. 79), etc.

Every part is mutilated, leaves presumably bearing miniatures having been cut out in modern times after fols. i, 5, 11, 18, 27, 36, 40, 43, 46, 48, 53, 56, 78: fol. 10 should follow fol. 5. A rather later addition bears the date '1480', on fol. 106.


  • written in about the middle of the 15th cent. in the Netherlands


107 Leaves


MS. Douce 266

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 21840

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, mutilated


7 3/4 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom