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A Primer in English, that is to say, Hours of the Virgin Mary according to the use of Sarum, written late in the 14th cent.

MS. Douce 275
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Preceded by a calendar (fol. iv), and followed by:

  1. (fol. 37)'The Seven Psalmes', with a table of the 15 Gradual Psalms (the last three in full)
  2. (fol. 30v) a litany
  3. (fol. 43) 'Placebo' and Dirige
  4. (fol. 69v) 'Commendacion': probably wanting a leaf at end).

Fol. 7 is imperfect. In the calendar at July 14 is 'Medeldride maide & martir', probably Mildred of Kent, often honoured on July 13.

'Anno ... 1596 Roger Wright me jure tenet', fol. iv, cf. 57b, 60, 22: 'R. Farmer', who has written a note about the book.


  • Creation: written late in the 14th cent.


82 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 275

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 21849

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals, etc., binding: red velvet


7 7/8 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom