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[Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis]

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

    Decoration: 5 (2 to 6-line) initials in blue or pink patterned in white, infilled with flowers, and on gold grounds, within full framed floral borders including designs of hens, berries, a bird and a hunter on three of the pages. In addition, there are 9 large initials and decorative designs in colours and gold, infilled with curling branches, leaves and small heads of beasts, pasted in from other sources. 3-, 2- and 1-line initials in red and blue throughout.

    Written in textualis rotunda.

    Principal contents: ff. 1r-4r Calendar; ff. 5r-8r Hours of the Holy Cross; ff. 9r-55v Hours of the Virgin; ff. 56r-69v Penitential psalms and litany (ends imperfectly); ff. 70r-74v Office of the Five Joys of the Virgin; ff. 102r-111v Psalms of the Passion; ff. 112r-116v Suffrages; ff. 118r-130r Hours of St Katherine; ff. 131r-133r Hours of St Agnes (ends imperfectly).

    From the library of Lord Brotherton.

    See for a fuller description: N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, vol. 3 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983) pp. 50-52.

  • Date range: [ca. 1450-1500]
  • Date: 1475
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 21:22
  • Last Modified: 08 May 2017 22:33