Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

Office of the Dead, Vespers


Saskatoon, SK, University of Saskatchewan, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 25), no. 29

General Information

Title Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
Material Parchment
Place of Origin France
Date of Origin 1425-1450
Script, Hands

Gothic bookhand

Original Condition

Page Height 186 mm
Page Width 134 mm
Height of Written Area 90 mm
Width of Written Area 60 mm
Number of Columns 1
Number of Lines 14

Current Condition

Dimensions 186 x 134mm
More about the Current Condition

Leaf shows signs of wear and usage along outer edge; discoloration and evidence of cuts.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Left hand border on most pages of rinceaux with scattered flowers and fruit.



Written and decorated in Northern France, the second quarter of the 15th century.


Broken by Otto F. Ege in the second quarter of the 20th century