Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

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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

Description:

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.

History

Origin:

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

Provenance:

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.