Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

Office of the Dead-Matins, Second Nocturne

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Bloomington, IN, Lilly Library, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 24), 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: Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 24), no.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: 14

Number of Columns: 1

More about the Condition:

The leaf presents some signs of wear, such as fading ink as well as the loss of some gold in the vine leaves. The edges of the leaf are darker, most likely do to handling and age.

Book Decoration

Description:

Left-hand border on most pages of rinceux with scattered flowers and fruit.

History

Origin:

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

Provenance:

Broken by Otto F. Ege in the second quarter of the twentieth century.