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

MS. Douce 57

Summary Catalogue no.: 21631


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander i. 232:

Good borders.

Good initials.


Red leather on boards, with clasps: on each side a Lamb with cross and banner, and the symbols of the four Evangelists with the legend '+ SIET DAT LAM GOE | DES | DAT BOERT DIE SONDEN | DER VERL.'; Dutch work of about A.D. 1450-60.


Origin: 15th century, second half ; Dutch, Utrecht

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 (12 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. 124

Last Substantive Revision

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