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

MS. Douce 266

Summary Catalogue no.: 21840


Book of Hours, Use of Tournai
Language(s): Middle Dutch and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written with calligraphic flourishes.


Pächt and Alexander i. 254, pl. XVII:

Good miniatures.

Fine historiated and other borders in two styles.

Fine initials.


Origin: 1480 and c. 1500 ; Dutch (?)

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)


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.