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

MS. Douce 77

Summary Catalogue no.: 21651


Book of Hours (fragment)
Language(s): Latin and Middle French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


From the circle of Maître François and assistants. Belonging to the group attributed by Durrieu to Jacques de Besançon. Pächt and Alexander i. 709, pl. LIV:

Fine miniatures.

Fine historiated borders.

Fine initials.


Red velvet, rebacked.


Origin: c. 1450–70 ; 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 (13 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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