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A much mutilated book of the Hours of the Virgin Mary, Written in the 15th century in France

MS. Barlow 30
Held at the Weston Library

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A much mutilated book of the Hours of the Virgin Mary, beginning in Lauds, which are followed by memoriae to various saints. At fol. 67 begins abruptly a French hymn to st. Margaret, followed by suffrages (fol. 87), and an English prayer in a hand of about 1600, beg. 'My lord Jesu I desire the be not fare from me' (fol. 88, cf. fol. 24).

Leaves have been cut out between fols. 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 17-18, 18-19, 20-1, 21-2, 22-3, 26-7, 30-1, 31-2, 35-6, 45-6, 66-7.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in France


90 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Barlow 30

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. 6482

Custodial History

A fragmentary inscription, beg. 'Iste liberd' [sic] constat Wilhelmi Aysche', gives details of the Aysche family (fol. 89). 'Augnes Husee is boke 1507' (ib.).

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, blind-tooled brown leather, late 17th-cent. English work, with illuminated capitals, borders, etc.


7 4/5 × 5 3/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom