Book of Hours (Use of Paris)

Hours of the Cross at Sext and None.

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Saskatoon, SK, University of Saskatchewan, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 25), no. 30

Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, Massachusetts) LIS 464 (Fall 2017) observations (Not Printed)

Original Condition

Page Height: 180 – 185 mm

Page Width: 125 – 130 mm

Height of Written Area: 90 mm

Width of Written Area: 60 mm

Number of Columns: 1

Number of Lines: 14

Book Decoration

Description:

Rinceaux and small leaves fill the upper, lower, and lefthand margins. Some of the flowers and all of the leaves are illuminated. Recto has an illuminated initial "D" at the start of line 5 that has rinceaux sprouting off of it. Verso has several illuminated initials. Four smaller initials start the first four lines followed by two larger slightly illustrated illuminated initials starting lines 5 and 12.

History

Provenance:

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;
Aquired by University of Saskatchewan at an unknown date.

Bibliography

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

  • Parke-Bernet Galleries, 23 February 1939, lot 216;

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