Book of Hours (Use of Paris)
The Fifteen Joys of Mary (13th-15th)
Book Decoration and Musical Notation
The borders of the recto and verso contain illuminated rinceaux on three sides superimposed over eachother. Both also contain a small illuminated initial "A" in Ave, followed in the next line by a larger illuminated initial "Et". On the recto additional rinceaux sprout from the initials. Incomplete lines contain a bar design. The skin side is visibly on the recto, the hair the verso.
Offered by Bernard Quaritch cat. 240 (1905), no. 230 and cat. 290 (1910), no. 253; Sold by Quaritch to C. L. Ricketts in 1922; C. L. Ricketts, in S. de Ricci, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada I:634, no. 116; Sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries, 23 February 1939, lot 217;Dismembered by Otto Ege or an associate;
Leaves used as No. 30 in Ege’s “Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts” portfolio;
Aquired by the University of North Carolina Greensboro at an unknown date
de Ricci, Seymour. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: American Council of Learned Societies, 1935-1937, I:634, no. 116