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MS. Lat. liturg. g. 7

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


Language(s): Latin

Book of Hours, Dominican

Hours of the Virgin


Vespers of the dead


Vigils of the dead



followed by prayers ‘pro defuncto episcopo’, ‘pro famulo defuncto’ etc., including Avete omnes fideles anime


Penitential psalms


Litany of the saints


Psalms for vespers throughout the week













Rubric: Benediccio aque beati Petri martiris ordinis predicatorum

Prayers to be said in the daily chapter


Hymnal, with first lines only




Tones of antiphons


Noted vespers


Lauds of the dead

Rubric: In peraccione exequiarum pro famulo defuncto
Rubric: Oraciones pro famula defuncta

List of the psalms of matins and second vespers for the common of saints and some other festivals


Grace before and after meals.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermark steer's head (three varieties), cf. Briquet 14799, 14577, and one (fol.15) not fully identifiable
Extent: ii + 191 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 100 × 70 mm.
Dimensions (written): 75 × 50 mm.


1(12)–15(12), 16(12) (12 canc.)


19 long lines or 5–6 staves of four lines

Musical Notation:

Staves of four lines with square, black notation


plain red initials


Blind stamped pigakin over boards. For other exemples of this binding see E. Kyriss, Verzierte Gotische Einbände, Stuttgart, 1954, p.109, no.129.


Origin: 15th century, late - 16th century, early ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Dominican origin is indicated by the double invocation of St. Dominic in the litany (fol. 58v) and a reference to the two feasts of Petrus Martyr (fol. 115). Binding suggests the Dominican convent of Esslingen, Würtemberg

Bought in 1960.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff.