A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 850

Summary Catalogue no.: 2604


Book of Hours, Use of Sarum (with prayers in English)
Language(s): Latin and Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures, borders, historiated and other initials (defaced). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1087, pl. CI)


White parchment with gold ornament on boards, clasps and metal corners lost, English work of the 2nd half of the 16th cent.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; English

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (21 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 148

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.