Book of Hours


Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht, Ms. fr. 3.40

General Information

Title Book of hours
Shelfmarks Ms. fr. 3.40
Material Parchment
Place of Origin Netherlands
Date of Origin 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Script, Hands

Gothic Hybrida Libraria

Original Condition

Page Height 120 mm
Page Width 85 mm
Height of Written Area 80 mm
Width of Written Area 52 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 22 mm
Number of Lines 24
Line Height 4 mm

Folio A is foliated 64 and folio B is foliated 72 in modern script

More about the Condition

did not serve as binding waste

Current Condition

Dimensions 120 x 85 mm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


For the penwork from Delft, compare K. H. Broekhuijsen, 'Delft', in: A. Korteweg (ed.), Kriezels, aubergines en takenbossen: randversiering in Noordnederlandse handschriften uit de vijftiende eeuw, Zutphen 1992, p. 64 no. 29 (The Hague, Royal Library, 74 H 28).


  • Content Item
    • Text Language Dutch
    • Content Description

      Front pastedown/Front start: 1ar: “te dyns lichaems Here ontferme di onser Xriste”. Rear pastedown/Rear end: 1bv: “O maria dyn herte gruet ic dat alre eerste onder der sonnen wairdich was t onstaen den enigen gebo[]”.



Made in Delft, in the second or third quarter of the 15th century


Purchased at the auction at Beijers, Utrecht (Books, prints and manuscripts), 23-11-2011, lot 316, from an unknown Dutch collector