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[Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis]

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: [Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis]
  • Description:

    Decoration: 14 arched full-page miniatures over four lines of text and within full decorated borders in designs of curled leaves, flowers, birds and grotesques. Gold is used for highligting in the miniatures. There are 1-2-line initials and line-fillers alternating in blue and gold throughout.

    Written in textualis rotunda.

    Principal contents: ff. 1r-12v Calendar; ff. 13r-88v Hours of the Virgin; ff. 93r-120v Penitential psalms and litany; ff. 120v-125r Hours of the Cross; ff. 125r-129v Hours of the Holy Spirit; ff. 129v-189r Office of the dead; ff. 190v-239v Suffrages; 247r-251v Hours of St Katherine; ff. 252r-256r Hours of St Barbara; ff. 256r-259r Suffrages; ff. 259r-261 Antiphons of the Virgin; ff. 262-277v Prayers.

    From the library of Lord Brotherton. He had purchased the manuscript from the London book seller Chas. J. Sawyer in the 1920s.

    See for a fuller description: N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, vol. 3 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983) pp. 36-38. See also: J. A. Symington, The Brotherton Collection: a Catalogue of Ancient Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Collected by Edward Allen Baron Brotherton of Wakefield (Leeds, 1931), p. 23.

  • Date range: [1450-1500]
  • Date: 1475
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 08:44
  • Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 23:59