A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Rawl. liturg. e. 9

Summary Catalogue no.: 15777


Book of Hours, Use of Sarum (some leaves lost)

made for John Wakering, bishop of Norwich 1416–25 , with his arms (fol.1 r).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander iii. 865:

Good borders

One good historiated initials.

fol. 1r

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Kneeling cleric (John Wakering, bp. of Norwich (?)) with Trinity.

Good other initials.


Origin: c. 1416–1425 ; English, Norwich

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1895). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973). Additional description of decoration by Elizabeth Solopova, c. 2000.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 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. 153

Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-31: Toby Burrows/Mapping Manuscript MigrationsProvenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/mapping-manuscript-migrations/oxford-tei-updates/blob/master/update_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.