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Horae beatae Mariae Virginis, etc., Written early in the 15th century in England

MS. Jones 46
Held at the Weston Library

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Horae beatae Mariae Virginis: preceded by a Calendar (fol. 2), and followed by:

  1. The Seven Penitential Psalms (fol. 50)
  2. A Litany (fol. 60v)
  3. The Placebo and Dirige (fol. 69)
  4. Fols. 108-117 are occupied by prayers of the latter part of the 15th cent., invoking especially king Henry VI


  • Creation: Written early in the 15th century in England


120 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Jones 46

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. 8954

Custodial History

Fol. 107. 'Hec cum dicetis Iohannem Wycham memoretis. Vt penetret celum breuis est oratio telum', in the original scribe's hand. John Wycham was no doubt a Benedictine monk of St. Leonard's Priory (cf. fol. 25, before which a leaf has been cut out), at Norwich (cf. the Calendar), which was famous for its miraculous image of Henry VI. 'Gulielmus Bisshopp' and 'Barnabas Bisshop' seem to have been 17th cent. owners.

The place of this MS. was for some years before 1888 occupied by MS. Rawl. Liturg. e. 1, this MS. then standing as MS. Barlow 46: see MS. Jones 47.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated borders, etc.


7 3/8 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom