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MSS. Douce 219-20

Summary Catalogue no.: 21793

Summary Catalogue no.: 21794


Book of Hours (Dominican)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Important miniatures.


Initials. By the Master of Mary of Burgundy. Written with calligraphic flourishes by a scribe possibly to be identified with Claas Spierinc . (Pächt and Alexander i. 361, pl. XXIX)


Origin: c. 1480–90 ; Flemish

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).


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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (18 images from 35mm slides)
Digital Bodleian (64 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. 21

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.