Book of Hours (Use of Paris)

Office of the Dead, Vespers. Psalm 129 and Psalm 137


Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 27), no. 30

Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, Massachusetts) LIS 464 (Fall 2017) observations

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 180 – 185 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 125 – 130 mm

Height of Written Area: 90 mm

Width of Written Area: 60 mm

Number of Lines: 14

Number of Columns: 1

Book Decoration


Decoration: Rinceaux surrounding the border on three sides. Flowers in red, blue and gold, some gold leaves, gold bar running vertical next to text. some rinceaux coming off the illuminated C on the bottom of the recto. 1 penwork linefiller on each side of the page. 


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Offered by Bernard Quaritch cat. 240 (1905), no. 230 and cat. 290 (1910), no. 253;

Sold by Quaritch to C. L. Ricketts in 1922;

C. L. Ricketts, in S. de Ricci, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada I:634, no. 116;

Sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries, 23 February 1939, lot 217;

Dismembered by Otto Ege or an associate; Leaves used as No. 30 in Ege's "Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts" portfolio;

Acquired by University of South Carolina at unknown date.