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MS. Douce 93

Summary Catalogue no.: 21667

Contents

Book of Hours, Use of Rome
(fols. 1r-10r)
Calendar (Utrecht)

A saint for every day and with Franciscan additions of about 1500 (Paris ?)

(fols. 10v-11v)
Gospel Pericopes
(fols. 13r-46r)
Hours of the Virgin, Use of Rome
(fols. 47r-56v)
Penitential Psalms and Litany

Litany begins fol. 53r.

(fols. 58r-79v)
Office of the Dead

With the responsories according to the use of Arras.

(fols. 80r-83v)
Hours of the Cross

Leaf missing after fol. 80.

(fols. 85r-88r)
Prayers to the Virgin in Latin and French
(fol. 89r-v)
Stabat mater
(fol. 90r)
Veni creator spiritus
(fols. 90v)
The Eight Verses of St Bernard
(fols. 92r-99v)
Suffrages

Including St Brigitta (fol. 96), St Nichasius, St Judoc, St Gertrude (fol. 97v).

(fol. 101r-103r)
Quicumque vult
(fol. 101r-103r)
Quicumque vult
(fols. 104-112v)
Prayers in Latin and French
(fols. 112v-121v)
Additional prayers

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)

Language(s): Latin and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 121 + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 150 mm.
Dimensions (written): 112 × 85 mm.

Layout

21 lines

Decoration

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,

Binding

Red velvet, rebacked with red 'plush', probably for Douce, two silver clasps.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle, probably 1460-5;additions, c. 1500 ; Dutch, Utrecht

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.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from the following sources: S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford Vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957); The Douce Legacy (1984), no. 76; Pächt and Alexander; and the Summary Catalogue (1897).

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (50 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 218