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

MS. Douce 72

Summary Catalogue no.: 21646


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander i. 843, pl. LXI:

Good miniatures.

Good historiated and other borders.

Good initials.


Green morocco, with elaborate gold tooling and insertions of red and yellow pieces, 18th cent. (?).


Origin: 16th century, first quarter ; French, Normandy

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 (116 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. 110

Last Substantive Revision

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