Book of Hours


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

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

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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


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