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A book of Hours, with psalms, prayers etc., Written in the first half of the 15th century in England

MS. Jones 43
Held at the Weston Library

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A book of Hours, with psalms, prayers etc.:

  1. Fol. 4. Hymns and prayers
  2. Fol. 11. The so-called Psalterium sancti Hieronymi
  3. Fol. 23v. 'Psalmi de passione Domini nostri Ihesu Christi.'
  4. Fol. 31. A calendar, with entries of the movements of the Constable family (of Yorkshire?) in the middle of the 16th cent. The rebus of the family seems to occur on fol. 11v
  5. Fol. 37. Horae beatae Mariae Virginis, followed by hymns and prayers to the Virgin (fol. 58) and on the Passion of Christ (fol. 66), a Litany of the Virgin (fol. 81), the Placebo and Dirige (fol. 85), 'Commendationes animarum' (fol. 98v)


  • Creation: Written in the first half of the 15th century in England


111 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Jones 43

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. III, no. 8951

Custodial History

Perhaps written for one of the Constable family, see above. 'Mecholyscraynwelle', on fol. 108v, may be a 16th cent. owner.

Physical Facet

On parchment, several leaves with miniatures missing, with a few illuminated borders, etc., but mutilated. In the original binding, sheepskin on boards


6 7/8 × 5 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom