MS. Douce 40
Summary Catalogue no.: 21614
Calendar with many saints
Pericopes from the gospels (fol. 13) and passion according to St John (fol. 21)
Office of the Virgin and mass (fol. 114)
Penitential Psalms with litany (fol. 135v)
Offices of the dead, the Holy Cross (fol. 198v), and the Holy Ghost (fol. 230)
Litany of the Virgin
Quicumque (cf. above)
Written in humanistica textualis, perhaps by the artist Stanislas Mogila.
Important miniatures, borders, initials. Miniatures painted by Stanislas Mogila (Stanislas Samostrzelnik of the Cistercian abbey of Mogila near Cracow); initials S.C.f. (Stanislaus Claratumbensis or Cracoviensis fecit', fol. 36v). (P&A i. 185, pl. XIII)
Headings in gold.
Blue velvet, probably for Douce.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written for Bona Sforza, princess of Bari, who is mentioned in a prayer on fol. 249 and who was the wife of Sigismund I of Poland; arms of Poland and the Visconti in many borders; cf. London, B.L. Additional MS. 15281, a companion volume made by Mogila for king Sigismund in 1524.
Dates 'Anno MDXXVII', fol. 36v, 'MDXXVII', fol. 74v, 'MDXXVIII', fol. 229v.
Francis Douce: perhaps acquired in April 1824.
Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian in 1834.
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Last Substantive Revision
2018-03: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian