Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

Hours of the Virgin, Compline


New Haven, CT, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 3), 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)

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 134 mm (90 x 60 mm)

More about the Current Condition:

Light fading of ink throughout. Jagged edge and sewing holes from when leaf was excised. 

Book Decoration


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



Written and decorated in Northern France in the second quarter of the fifteenth century.


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