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[Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis]

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

    Decoration: 4 full-page arched miniatures within borders decorated with flowers, curled leaves, berries and putti. There are fine 3 to 4-line illuminated initials, on gold grounds and infilled with flowers, for all offices throughout the manuscript.

    Written in littera gothica textualis rotunda italiana.

    Principal contents: ff. 1r-12v Calendar; ff. 13r-101v Hours of the Virgin; ff. 103r-109v Hours of the Cross; ff. 111r-139v Penitential psalms and litany; ff. 141r-192v Office of the dead; ff. 193r-206r 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. 43-44. 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. 26.

  • Date range: [ca. 1480-1500]
  • Date: 1490
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 19:24
  • Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 21:26