Book of Hours


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 1008

General Information

Title Book of Hours
Shelfmarks MS Typ 1008
Material vellum
Place of Origin Probably French (Paris or Rouen)
Script, Hands

The text is written in a humanistic roman hand in brown ink, the rubric "Initium sancti euangelii secundum iohannem Gloria tibi domine" in gold ink. The text "In principio..." begins with an illuminated initial "I".

Original Condition

Page Height 230 mm
Page Width 140 mm
Height of Written Area 160 mm
Width of Written Area 90 mm
Number of Columns 1
Width of Columns 90 mm
Number of Lines 21
Line Height 5 mm

Current Condition

Dimensions 18 cm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


The miniature and border are drawn in tempera, colored inks and gold ink.