MS. Douce 93
Summary Catalogue no.: 21667
A saint for every day and with Franciscan additions of about 1500 (Paris ?)
Litany begins fol. 53r.
With the responsories according to the use of Arras.
Leaf missing after fol. 80.
Including St Brigitta (fol. 96), St Nichasius, St Judoc, St Gertrude (fol. 97v).
Added in five hands of late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
Including an oratio b. magistri Jordani ad b. Dominicum (fol. 117v: Sacerdos dei sanctissime) and commemorations of St Augustine and St Francis (fol. 120)
Important miniatures, broders, initials. By the Master of Gijsbrecht van Brederode. (P&A i. 218, pl. XV)
Historiated borders and initials throughout; full-page illuminations within borders on fols. 12v, 22, 46v, 57v, 84v, 100v,
Red velvet, rebacked with red 'plush', probably for Douce, two silver clasps.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made for Yolande de Lalaing, wife of Reinould II van Brederode; their arms and initials 'R.Y.' frequent in the borders.
Fols. 84v-5, portrait of Yolande and four daughters; her fifth child was born in 1465/6.
Fol. 84v, inscription, perhaps in Yolande's hand: 'Noublie a Jacques Lalaing. Votre (?) Marie de B.', referring to Yolande's eldest brother Jacques de Lalaing (d. 1453).
Acquired by Douce at an unknown date, 'probably one of his last acquisitions' (Douce Legacy).
Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian in 1834.
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