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Devotional treatises in Dutch by Jan Ruysbroek, Written in 1475 in Holland

MS. Marshall 119
Held at the Weston Library

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Devotional treatises in Dutch by Jan Ruysbroek (d. 1381):

  1. Fol. 1. 'Hier beghinnen die twalef duechden die heer Ian Ruusbroec ghemaect heeft', beg. 'Dit boec leert van den twalef graden der duechden', in twelve chapters.
  2. Fol. 112. 'Hier beghint een cleyne ende seer deuote materie sprekende van den mynliken liden ende sware passie ons Heren Ihesu Christi van Nasareth ...', beg. 'Die wtwendighe mensche spreket': followed by (fol. 162) a 'deuote oefeninge van den liden ons Heren Jhesu Christi', comprising several prayers.
  3. Fol. 175. 'Dit is onser lieuer Vrowen lering die si sprac toe een regulier die ghenomet was broeder Willem Vos na dat iaer ons Heren dusent cccc ende xxxiij doe die salighe maghet Hedewy van Sciedam ghestoruen was Tiburcius ende Valerianus dach [14 April]', beg. 'Ie weet hoe ic myn dieures', colophon: 'Explicit anno MCCCCLXXV'. Chap. 20 is misplaced after chap. 22. See further R. Priebsch, Deutsche Hss. in England (1896), i. 161.


  • Creation: Written in 1475 in Holland


245 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Dutch; Flemish


MS. Marshall 119

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. 5307

Custodial History

Manuscript (75).

On the inner front cover is 'Dit bouck hoort toe Sophia Maria Reyers: deyn Godt is myn troost, anno 1614' (cf. MS. Marshall 109).

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, black leather on boards, blind-tooled, with two clasps of brass and leather, contemporary


5 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom