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MS. Douce 223

Summary Catalogue no.: 21797


Book of Hours, Use of Ghent
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Important miniatures.


Initials. By the Master of Mary of Burgundy. (Pächt and Alexander i. 360, pl. XXVIII)


Contemporary, dark brown leather on boards with 'ora pro nobis sancta dei genetrix vt digni efficiamur promissione xpristi' and emblems, as in Weale's 'South Kensington Bookbindings' ii. (1894) p. 166, mutilated; the back is later, and the clasp broken..


Origin: c. 1480 ; 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 (16 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. 3

Last Substantive Revision

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