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

MS. Douce 29

Summary Catalogue no.: 21603


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures.


Initials. By Vincenzo Raimondi (Raymond of Lodève, miniaturist to the Sistine Chapel and Sacristy from 1535–1549). (Pächt and Alexander ii. 1006, pl. LXXXII)


Red velvet with enamelled clasps, one lost (18th cent.?).


Origin: 1527 or earlier (?) ; Italian, Urbino or Mantua (?)

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 (1970).


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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (28 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. 269

Last Substantive Revision

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