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

MS. Douce 246

Summary Catalogue no.: 21820


Book of Hours
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander iii. 772:

Good borders.

Good initials.


Brown leather on boards with IHS, double eagles and fleurs-de-lys in rows within roulettes of flowers and leaves, 15th cent., English: modern red velvet on back.


Origin: c. 1400 ; English

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 (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

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