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The Hours of the Virgin Mary, Written in the 15th century in England

MS. Dugdale 47
Held at the Weston Library

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The Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to the use of Sarum, in Latin:

  1. Preceded by a calendar (fol. 2)
  2. Followed by the seven penitential psalms (fol. 46)
  3. The fifteen psaltms and litany (fol. 50)
  4. The office of the dead (fol. 61)
  5. 'Commendatio animarum' (fol. 78)
  6. Psalms of the passion (fol. 86)
  7. The psalter of st. Jerome (fol. 93)
  8. In a later hand, a Latin prayer (fol. 107)

Notes (1489-1619) of births and obits of the Hales family, for whom the book was perhaps written, occur in the calendar and on fols. 127v-8.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in England


125 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Dugdale 47

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. II, no. 6535

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated; binding, white vellum on wooden boards, contemporary


8 2/5 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom