Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

Hours of the Cross, nones, vespers, and compline; rubrication for Hours of the Holy Spirit


Kenyon, OH, Kenyon College, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 23), no. 29

Simmons School of Library and Information Science LIS 464 (Fall 2018) observations (Not Printed)

General Information

Title: Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

Shelfmarks: Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 23), no. 29

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

More about the Current Condition:

Dirt and staining on recto and verso, one hole along center edge, "#23" written on verso

Book Decoration


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



Written and decorated in northern France in second quarter of fifteenth century


Broken by Otto F. Ege in second quarter of twentieth century