Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

Office of the Dead: 1st Nocturne of Matins


Boulder, CO, University of Colorado, Boulder, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 32), no. 29

Simmons School of Library and Information Science LIS 464 (Fall 2018) observations

General Information

Title: Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

Former Shelfmarks: Ege 29

Material: Parchment

Place of Origin: France

Date of Origin: 1425-1450

Script, Hands:

Gothic bookhand

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 186 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 134 mm

Height of Written Area: 90 mm

Width of Written Area: 60 mm

Number of Lines: at least 14

Number of Columns: 1

Ruling: red ruling

More about the Condition:

Fairly clean. Some yellowing and spotting, slightly darker along the inner and outer edges. Thread holes visible in what would have been the gutter.

Current Condition

Dimensions: 186 x 134 (90 x 60) mm

Book Decoration


Left-hand border on recto of rinceaux with scattered leaves, a flower at bottom and single blueberry at top. Illuminated capitals.

Verso has illuminated capitals but no decoration.



Written and decorated in northern France in the second quarter of the fifteenth century.


Leaf came from manuscript broken by Otto F. Ege in the second quarter of the twentieth century.

Sold in boxed set in Sotheby's auction 11/26/1985, part of lot 74.