Book of Hours (Use of Metz)
Office of the Virgin
New Haven, CT, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 3), no. 28
Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, Massachusetts), LIS 464 Fall 2019 observations (Not Printed)
Title: Book of Hours (Use of Metz)
Shelfmarks: Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 3), no. 28
Place of Origin: France (Northern)
Date of Origin: ca. 1420
Page Height: 150 – 160 mm
Page Width: 103 – 115 mm
Height of Written Area: at least 87 mm
Width of Written Area: at least 62 mm
Number of Columns: 1
Number of Lines: at least 15
Dimensions: 150 x 105 mm
More about the Current Condition:
Some leaves with white hinge tape typical of that used by Otto F. Ege.
Full-length double-bar in gold and colors along left margin, with rinceaux halfway across upper and lower margin. One- to -two-line initials in gold on red or blue backgrounds. Rectangular line-llers in gold and colors.
- Text Language: Latin
- Title: Book of Hours (Use of Metz)
Use of Metz indicated by the antiphon and chapter reading of None for the Hours of the Virgin, and supported by the contents of the calendar page. Some features of the text are atypical, including Psalm choices and lessons.
Made in Northern France for the Use of Metz.
Purchased by Otto F. Ege in the 1930s; dismembered shortly thereafter. Leaves of this manuscripts are used as no. 28 in his "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts" portfolios.