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MS. Douce 112

Summary Catalogue no.: 21686

Contents

Book of Hours, Use of Rome
1. (fol. 2)

Salve sancta facies

2. (fol. 3)

Offices of the Cross and the Holy Ghost (fol. 11)

3. (fol. 17)

Mass of the Virgin

4. (fol. 21)

Commemoration of the Blessed Sacrament

5. (fol. 22)

Pericopes from the gospels and passion according to St John (fol. 28)

6. (fol. 36)

Office of the Virgin

7. (fol.92 )

Penitential Psalms with litany

8. (fol. 107)

Office of the dead

9. (fol. 139)

O domine J.C. adoro te

10. (fol. 142)

Obsecro te, O intemerata (fol. 144v)

11. (fols. 140v, 147)

Commemorations

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 170 + 4 + iii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 103 × 71 mm.

Layout

18 lines

Hand(s)

Written by the same scribe as Vienna, Nat. Bibl., MS. Lat. 1897, Johannes de Bomalia.

Decoration

Fine miniatures, borders, initials. Attributed to the Master of the David Scenes in the Grimani Breviary. (P&A i. 396, pl. XXXI)

Binding

Wooden boards covered with red velvet decorated with silver filigree work.

17th century.

History

Origin: 16th century, beginning ; Flemish, Bruges or Ghent

Provenance and Acquisition

According to a note by Douce (pastedown), 'formerly belonging to Marie de Medicis [d. 1642] queen of France, who left it at Cologne whence it came into possession of Fockem'.

'H. Fockem Rector. 1813', fols. i, 1, 173v, 'the rector of S. Ursula at Cologne' (Douce's note, pastedown).

Purchased from him by Douce in December 1832.

Bequeathed by Douce to the Bodleian in 1834.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from: S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957); Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography); The Douce Legacy (1984), no. 251; and the Summary Catalogue (1897).

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Digital Images

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Digital Bodleian (104 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 396