Gothic Hybrida, similar to G. I. Lieftinck en J. P. Gumbert, Manuscrits datés conservés dans les Pays-Bas, volume 2 (Leiden etc., 1988) nr. 724 (Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Hs. 1023) en planche 762, written by a Dutch clerk in 1470. It has the characteristics of a Dutch Hybrida.
A watermark is partially visible; a crown of lilies with a flower on top, above a shield, of which only the double fleur-de-lis is visible. It is most similar to two watermarks from Trier, see: G. Piccard, Wasserzeichen Lilie. Findbuch XIII (Stuttgart 1983) 277, nrs 1712 en 1713. Both watermarks were made in 1516.
The bifolium has not been bound in a booklet, although the fold in the paper implied that. Folio 1v and 2r don't align textually.
Slightly torn at the edges.
Book Decoration and Musical Notation
Three red initials, one Lombard. Rubrication of capital letters.
- Persons Author unknown
- Text Language Dutch
Prayer book. Coloured initials at the beginning of each prayer. Fol. 1 verso contains a Maria prayer, about the passion of Christ and the annunciation. From the sentence 'ic onwerdige sun[de]rsche vlec', meaning, 'I, unworthy sinner', it can be deduced that the text was aimed at a female audience, considering sundersche or 'sinner' is female. Fol. 2 verso starts with a rubricated text that contains instructions for prayer. After that follows a prayer for the salvation of the soul and a prayer emphasizing the torment of Christ.
Netherlands; presumably the border region with Germany, considering the language. The german 'euch' is written as 'uch'.
unknown; no traces of utilisation as binding material.