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The four Gospels in Dutch, Written in 1472 at Gorinchem

MS. Marshall 58
Held at the Weston Library

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The four Gospels in Dutch, divided into daily lessons, beg. 'Hier beghinnen sunte Matheus evangelien op onser lieuer wrouwen dach ontfankenis ēn op hoere gheboerten' (fol. 19); preceded by:

  1. an explanation of the Dominical letters (fol. 1v)
  2. a calendar (fol. 4)
  3. a table of lessons (fol. 12)

Followed by special lessons for holy days. Colophon: 'Dit boec is ghescreuen int iaer ons Heren M.CCCC. end lxxij. Een Ave Maria van mynnen vro die scryfter' (fol. 218v).


  • Creation: Written in 1472 at Gorinchem


224 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Dutch; Flemish


MS. Marshall 58

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. 5281

Custodial History

Manuscript (49).

On fol. 218v, in the same hand, 'Dit boec hort toe den besloten susteren te Gorinchem wonende in die Haerstraet.'


  • See further R. Priebsch, Deutsche Hss. in England (1896), i, no. 159.

Physical Facet

On paper, in double columns; clasps and bosses lost. Bound in stamped leather on boards, contemporary


8 3/8 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom