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MS. Lat. liturg. g. 5

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Hours of the Holy Ghost.

Many rubrics in English. Followed by prayers and devotions, many of which are in the 1536 Paris edition of the Sarum book of hours. References are given to the folios of this edition. Principal items are:

Language(s): Latin and English
Incipit: Confitebor tibi domine
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Deus propicius esto

a longer version than that printed

Language(s): Latin
Prayers for the hours


Language(s): Latin
Devotion to Our Lord
Incipit: Aspice in me et miserere
Language(s): Latin
Devotion to Our Lady
Incipit: O virgo et mater Dei
Language(s): Latin
Devotions to the apostles
Incipit: O Petre piisime apostolorum maxime
Language(s): Latin
Antiphon of St. Erasmus


Language(s): Latin
Antiphons of St. John the Baptist, st. John the Evangelist, Andrew, Lawrence, Stephen, Thomas of Canterbury, Nicholas, Mary Magdalen, Catherine, Margaret


Language(s): Latin
Devotion to Our Lady (cf. Leroquais, Livres d'Houres II.429)
Incipit: Missus est Gabriel
Language(s): Latin
Rosarium beate virginis


Language(s): Latin
Incipit: O domine iesu christe qui septem verba


Language(s): Latin
Rubric: A preer to owre blessyd lady


Language(s): Latin
Prayer to All Saints


Language(s): Latin
Prayers for the dying


Language(s): Latin
o prayers to the Trinity


Language(s): Latin


Incipit: Propicius esto
Language(s): Latin
Prayers to Sts. Gabriel and Raphael


Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Versus sancti Barnardi


Language(s): Latin
Prayers to St. Jerome
Incipit: Ave amator quam famose
Language(s): Latin
Prayer of St. Gregory


Language(s): Latin
Prayers to the Trinity with gradual psalms


Language(s): Latin
Prayer (same text as p. 148)
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Domine I.C. f. dei vivi deus omnipotens
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oracio sancte crucis
Incipit: Lignum sancte crucis defendat me

differing from that pr. in Sarum Hours, fol.lxxivv

Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Domine I.C. apud me sis
Language(s): Latin
Antiphon of king Henry VI

, pr. Sarum Hours, fol.lxxvi and R. Knox and S. Leslie, The Miracles of king Henry VI, Cambridge 1923, p.14

Language(s): Latin
Antiphon of St. Roche


Language(s): Latin
Prayers for the dead
Incipit: Avete fideles omnes

differing considerably from that pr. in Sarum Hours, fol.cxxiiiv

Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Auxiliatrix sis


Language(s): Latin
Anima Christi

fol.lvi verso

Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oracio s. Augustini


Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oracio s. Ancellmi


Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Confitebor tibi domine

Followed by prayers to be made when receiving the sacrament, fol.viii verso–ix

Language(s): Latin
Prayers to St. John and Our Lady


Language(s): Latin
Ave verum corpus and the prayers I.C. verbum patris and Domine I.C. qui hanc sacratissimam


Language(s): Latin
Rubric: A prayer the qwhece kyng Herry the VI made
Incipit: Domine I.C. qui me creasti

pr. Knox and Leslie, op.cit. p.14

Language(s): Latin
Language(s): Latin
Fifteen Oes of St. Bridget


Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Adoro to domine

fol.liv verso

Language(s): Latin
Rubric: A devoute prayer to our Lorde crucifyed


Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oracio s. Bernardini


Language(s): Latin
Antiphons of the guardian angel, Sts. James the greater and less, Sebastian, Christopher, George, Martia, Anthony, Francis, Anna, Barbara, eleven thousand virgins, Appollonia, .

fol.lxix verso–lxxiii verso

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 105 × 80 mm.
Dimensions (written): 80 × 50 mm.


1(8), 2(6) (1, 2, 3 and 6 canc.), 3(2), 4(8), 5(8), 6(8) (7 and 8 canc.), 7(8)(wants 1), 8(8)–24(8), a few catchwords


17 long lines, ruled in red


Good miniatures, borders, initials. Made in England. (Pächt and Alexander i. 393)

74 full and half page miniatures of poor quality, by a Dutch or Flemish artist (cf.fol.228v). The subjects of the miniatures are as follows: (p.2) Pentecost; (p.17) St. James; (p.25) Last Judgement; (p.33) Presentation in the Temple; (p.39) the twelve Apostles; (p.44) All Angels; (p.48) the owner praying to his guardian angel; (p.51) Christ surrounded by angels; (p.53) the Magi; (p.59) the Child Christ with cross and dove; (p.61) St. Leonard; (p.69) martyrdom of St. Erasmus; (p.76) Christ showing the wounds; (p.80) St. John the Baptist; (p.82) St. John the Evangelist; (p.84) St. Andrew; (p.86) St. Laurence; (p.88) martyrdom of St. Stephen; (p.90) martyrdom of St. Thomas of Canterbury; (p.92) St. Nicholas; (p.94) St. Mary Magdalen; (p.96) St. Catherine; (p.98) St. Margaret; (p.100) the Annunciation; (p.112) adoration of Virgin and Child by the owner; (p.128) Virgin and Child on crescent moon; (p.131) God surrounded by All Saints; (p.142) God the Father; (p.144) Christ standing in the tomb; (p.146) the Holy Ghost; (p.148) St. Michael; (p.152) the archangel Gabriel; (p.154) the archangel Raphael; and Tobias; (p.156) St. Bernard holding a chained demon; (p.161) Christ carrying the Cross; (p.163) St. Jerome; (p.167) St. Gregory; (p.174) the owner adoring the Trinity; (p.186) Trinity with Virgin; (p.190) the owner adoring God; (p.193) the owner adoring Christ; (p.197) the owner adoring the Cross; (p.205) Crucifixion with the two Marys and St. John;(p.208) the Deposition; (p.211) the Entombment; (p.217) King Henry VI; (p.220) the healing of St. Roche; (p.228) Trinity; (p.232) Crucifixion with the Virgin and St. John; (p.234) the owner receiving the Sacrament; (p.240) St. Augustine; (p.242) St. Anselm; (p.252) the Virgin and St. John below the Cross; (p.259) Pietà; (p.271) priest elevating the Host in the presence of the owner; (p.279) Trinity; (p.284) Christ; (p.302) St. Gregory's mass (cf. Horae Eborac. 81 n.1); (p.307) The Man of Sorrows; (p.315) St. Bernardino praying; (p.321) the guardian angel protecting the owner; (p.324) the owner kneeling before the guardian angel; (p.327) St. James; (p.329) St. James the Less; (p.331) the martyrdom of St. Sebastian; (p.334) St. Christopher bearing the Christ Child; (p.337) St. George slaying the dragon; (p.339) St. Martin clothing the beggar; (p.341) St. Anthony abbot; (p.343) St. Francis; (p.345) St. Anne, Virgin and Child; (p.347) St. Barbara; (p.350) Eleven thousand virgins; (p.353) St. Appollonia (damaged); The person for whom the book wãs written is shown in the miniatures on pp. 25, 48, 112, 174, 190, 193, 197, 234, 271, 315.

Miniatures with borders of flowers, birds and butterflies

Other initials gold on a red ground


Binding late 17th cent. black calf, with new back cover.


Origin: c. 1500 ; Flemish (made in England)

Provenance and Acquisition

'Mr. Whiteland (?) ... his book', 17th century (p. iv)

Samuel Pegge, the antiquary, his sale, 29 March 1798, lot 2051. He added an index of prayers on fol. 355 and wrote a note on the book under the pseudonym 'T. Row' in Gentleman's Magazine 1786, LVI, i, p. 470f.

Acquired in Brittany by E. F. Bosanquet (see MS. Lat. liturg. d.35 fol. 51v).

Given by him to the Bodleian, 1941.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (24 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. 323b

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.