Book of Hours (Use of Paris)

Otto Ege, "Fifty Original Leaves," no. 30

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Multiple, Dispersed Virtual Reconstructions, various

Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, Massachusetts) LIS 464 (Fall 2017) observations

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 180 – 185 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 125 – 130 mm

Height of Written Area: 90 mm

Width of Written Area: 60 mm

Number of Lines: 14

Number of Columns: 1

Numbering (pages, folios, etc.):

189 leaves

More about the Condition:

According to Parke-Bernet Galleries (23 Feb. 1939, lot 116), formerly bound in "full maroon gilt and blind stamped levant morocco, gilt edges, by Riviere." When sold in 1939, "the first leaf of Prime, the first leaf of the Vespers, the first leaf of the Complin, the first leaf of the Horae S. Crucis, and the first leaf of the Fifteen Joys of the Virgin" were lacking.

Current Condition

More about the Current Condition:

The manuscript was dismembered sometime between 1939 and 1952 by Otto Ege or Philip Duschnes. Leaves from this manuscript became no. 30 in Ege's "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts" portfolio. 

Book Decoration

Description:

According to Parke-Bernet Galleries (23 Feb. 1939, lot 116), included seven miniatures, none of which has been located: "The Annunciation; The Visitation; The Announcement to the Shepherds [one of whom plays bagpipes]; The Adoration of the Magi; The Presentation in the Temple; King David Praying to the Almighty who appears in the Heavens; and the Descent of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost."

History

Provenance:

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 216; Dismembered by Otto Ege or Philip Duschnes between 1939 and 1952; some leaves used as No. 30 in Ege’s “Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts” portfolios.

Bibliography

  • Bernard Quaritch cat. 240 (1905), no. 230 and cat. 290 (1910), no. 253;

    de Ricci, Seymour. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada I:634, no. 116.

    Gwara, Scott. Otto Ege's Manuscripts: A Study of Ege's Manuscript Collections, Portfolios, and Retail Trade : with a Comprehensive Handlist of Manuscripts Collected or Sold (2013), p. 128.

    Parke-Bernet Galleries, 23 February 1939, lot 216.

    https://sdbm.library.upenn.edu/manuscripts/8853