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  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: [Preces]
  • Description:

    ff. iii, 214-218 are contemporary ruled vellum flyleaves.

    Decoration: 8 full-page borders in designs of flowers, birds and insects on decorated gold ground. 11-line (or smaller), initials throughout in designs of curved acanthus leaves in colours on decorated gold grounds or on naturalistic landscapes. Several pages have naturalistic floral borders.

    Dr J. J. G. Alexander has suggested that the artist might have been Jacob Elsner.

    Written in hybrida.

    Principal contents: Collections of prayers (ff. 1r-16v, 16v-81r, 82r-90v, 90v-94r, 97r-110v, 111r-114v, 114v-116v, 116v-129r, 129r-130v, 130v-141r, 141v-143r, 150r-159v, 159v-178v, 178v-183v, 183v-195v, 195v-197v, 198r-201v, 201v-208r).

    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. 44-47. 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. 27.

  • Date range: [ca. 1500-1520]
  • Date: 1510
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 19:25
  • Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 22:03