Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Book of Hours, Dominican
Hours of the Virgin
Rubric: Incipit cursus cottidianus gloriose uirginis Marie
Offices for the dead
Vespers of the dead
Rubric: Vespere defunctorum
Vigils of the dead
Rubric: Vigilie mortuorum
Rubric: In laudibus psalmi
followed by prayers pro defuncto episcopo, pro famulo defuncto etc., including Aveta omnes fideles anime
Seven penitential psalms
Rubric: Septem psalmi penitenciales
Litany of the saints
Rubric: Sequitur Letania
Diurnal offices (with texts for antiphons, psalms, and hymns)
Rubric: Psalmi communes dominicis diebus per totum annum de tempore
Rubric: Benedictio super agnum
Rubric: Benediccio aque beati Petri martiris ordinis predicatorum
Prayers to be said in the daily chapter
Rubric: In capitulo quottidiano
Hymnal, with first lines only
Tones of antiphons
Noted vespers of the dead
Rubric: Incipiunt uespere defunctorum
Lauds of the dead
Rubric: In laudibus antiphone
Rubric: In peraccione exequiarum pro famulo defuncto
Rubric: Secuntur oraciones pro famula defuncta
Final rubric: Et sic est finis
List of the psalms of matins and second vespers for the common of saints and some other festivals
Graces before and after meals.
Rubric: Quando fratres bis refocountur in die dicatur ante prandium
Support: Paper. Watermark steer's head (three varieties), cf. Briquet 14799, 14577, and one (fol. 15r) not fully identifiable
ii + 191 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 125 × 93 mm.
Dimensions (written): 95 × 65 mm.
1(12)–15(12), 16(12) (12 canc.)
19 long lines or 5–6 staves of four lines
Square notation on four-line staves beginning at fol. 108r, a memory aid providing the first lines only.
plain red initials
Pigskin over wooden boards, blind-stamped with floral and armorial designs. Brass clasp, now mostly missing. For other examples of this binding, see E. Kyriss, Verzierte gotische Einbände (Stuttgart, 1954), p. 109, no. 129.
Rebacked, 19th century.
Origin: 15th century, late–16th century, early
; German, Esslingen am Neckar (Baden-Württemberg), Dominican friary
: the double invocation of St Dominic in the litany (fol. 58v) and references to the two feasts of Peter Martyr (fol. 115r) suggest a Dominican origin. Other books from this community have similar bindings (Kyriss, Verzierte gotische Einbände
, no. 129).
Provenance and Acquisition
Dealer’s mark? |G. 425 |ML/X/a (lower pastedown).
Purchased, 2 May 1960.
Typescript description (n.d.) by anonymous Bodleian Library staff, revised (Dec. 2020) by Andrew Dunning with reference to the manuscript and to secondary literature as cited.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-12-09: Andrew Dunning Revised with consultation of original.