Book of Hours [Use of Rome]

Office of the Virgin, Psalm 8 [Fragment]


Buffalo, NY, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, RBR MSS. F54 1100 (Otto Ege, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, set 11, 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: RBR MSS. F54 1100

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

Current Condition

Dimensions: 186 x 134 mm

More about the Current Condition:

Two pieces of tape to corners

Book Decoration


Inner border on both recto and verso featuring rinceaux, flowers, and fruit



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


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