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

MS. Douce 31

Summary Catalogue no.: 21605


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine and good miniatures.


Initials. By the atelier of Jean Colombe. (Pächt and Alexander i. 779, pl. LVIII)


Purple velvet (18th cent. ?).


Origin: 15th century, end ; French

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 (39 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. 219

Last Substantive Revision

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