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

MS. Douce 267

Summary Catalogue no.: 21841


Book of Hours, Use of Besançon
Language(s): Latin and Middle French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Unfinished. Pächt and Alexander i. 721, pl. LVI:

Good miniatures.

Fine historiated borders.

Fine initials.


Dark leather with a stamp of the Crucifixion on each side (early 17th cent.?).


Origin: c. 1470 ; French, Besançon

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 (14 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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