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[Breviarium ad Usum Parisiensem]

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: [Breviarium ad Usum Parisiensem]
  • Description:

    Decoration: 27 large arched miniatures, seven historiated 9-line initials, and several 1-4-line decorated initials and line-fillers throughout. Fine rinceaux border throughout the manuscript. Dr J. J. G. Alexander has suggested the illumination is related to the work of the Mansel master.

    Written in textualis.

    Principal contents: ff. 2r-7v Calendar; ff. 8r-9r Hymns and benedictions; ff. 10r-102r Psalter; ff. 102r-104r Hymns (Canticum angelorum); ff. 104r-107v Litany; ff. 108r-115r Hours of the Virgin (Use of Paris); ff. 115r-117v Penitential psalms; ff. 117v-118v Hours of the Cross; ff. 118v-119v Hours of the Holy Spirit; ff. 119v-124v Office of the dead; ff. 127r-265v Breviary; ff. 266v-276r Suffrages; ff. 276v-278r Gospel sequences; ff. 278v-279r Devotions to the Virgin; ff. 283r-286v Prayers and suffrages.

    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. 25-26. 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), pp. 16-18.

  • Date range: [ca. 1440-1460]
  • Date: 1450
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 08:47
  • Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 21:06