Book of Hours (Use of Châlons-sur-Marne)

Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis


Canberra, The Australian National University Library, Shelfmark Pending

Maggs Bros., European Miniatures and Illumination & Calligraphy also early writing from Egypt. Bulletin No. 11. London (November 1982) , 27

Remarks by the Editor:

no 85 in catalogue, plate XX. Marked as sold prior to the printing of the catalogue.

General Information

Title: Illuminated vellum leaf from a Book of Hours (Litany).

Persons (scribes, annotators): Franco-Flemish Illuminator: c. 1490

Script, Hands:

Written in a brown ink.

Original Condition

Number of Lines: at least 20

Ruling: Ruled in pink.

Current Condition

More about the Current Condition:

In fine condition with wide margins.

Book Decoration


In both pages a floral side-border on burnished gold ground. Initial 'S' at commencement of the lines in matt gold on red and blue background alternately; 'ragged-branch' line-fillers in shaded gold. The floral side-border is different on the two pages: recto, red roses, blue and white acanthus, and blue bell-like flower; verso, white daisies, blue disc-like flower.


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    • Text Language: Latin



From the Otto F. Ege collection, no. 48.