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[Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis]

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

    Decoration: 22 full-page miniatures within arched compartments surrounded by full floral borders, and 22 historiated initials. The illuminations are probably by a French artist.

    Written in textualis.

    Principal contents: ff. 3r-14v Calendar; ff. 16r-27r The Fifteen Oes of St Bridget; ff. 29r-31v Prayers to the Holy Trinity; ff. 33r-52r Suffrages; ff. 53r-115r Hours of the Virgin; ff. 115v-126v Devotions to the Virgin; ff. 126v-129r O intemerata; ff. 129r-133v Obsecro te; ff. 133v-155v Prayers; ff. 157r-183r Penitential Psalms and Litany; ff. 184r-235v Office of the dead; ff. 237r-244v Psalms of the Passion; ff. 244v-265v Psalter of St Jerome. Prayers were added presumably in England for a female owner on f. 266r-v. Further prayers were added at the beginning of the 16th century in blank spaces on ff. 1v-2r, 31v-32r and 52r.

    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. 27-30. 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. 19.

  • Date range: [ca. 1440-1460]
  • Date: 1450
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 08:44
  • Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 08:45