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Hours of the Virgin Mary

 Single Item
MS. Liturg. 399
Held at the Weston Library

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Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to the use of Rouen (fol. 19), preceded by a calendar and capitula from the Gospels (fol. 13); and followed by:

  1. The Penitential Psalms and litany (fol. 55)
  2. Prayers, partly fitted to the above Psalms (fols. 70, 72v)
  3. Hours of the Cross (fol. 85)
  4. Hours of the Holy Spirit (fol. 87)
  5. Hours of the Office for the Dead (fol. 89), imperfect at end
  6. Every part has been mutilated by the excision of leaves, presumably bearing miniatures, after fols. 18, 26, 40, 43, 45, 47, 49, 50, 54, 84, 86, 88


  • Creation: Written in the 16th century in France


113 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Liturg. 399, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Liturg. 399

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20424


Hours of the Virgin Mary

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. V, no. 30621

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably a Rawlinson volume.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated borders, capitals, etc., much mutilated


5 1/2 × 4 1/8 in.

Hours of the Virgin Mary
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom