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Book of Hours (Use of Paris) – Fragment

Parchment · 1 leaf · 1425 – 1450 CE · France (N.) · 182 x 128 mm
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Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 13), no. 30
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  • Parke-Bernet
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  • Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, Massachusetts) LIS 464 (Fall 2017) observations
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  • Quaritch 1905 Catalogue (lot 230)
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  • de Ricci, Seymour. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: American Council of Learned Societies, 1935-1937.
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incipit/explicit: ...et cantent in viis Domini quoniam magna est gloria Domini.../...Et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies timentibus eum... illumination/decoration : The margin decoration goes around the text on 3 sides. The rinceaux is predominantly blue and red with some gold, with 9 illuminated initials and 5 line fillers of varying sizes. The plants include the ivy leaf and the holly, as well as the more difficult to identify daisy, thistle, cornbottle, and wild stock, growing from a single stem. The flowers, stems, and leaves of the border were carefully superimposed on the reverse side in order to avoid a blurred effect. notes of wear : Tape, edges of the folios are darkened from contact with the matting, some darker staining/marks around the edges, pencil mark of “141” in upper right-hand corner of the verso and smaller in the left-hand corner of the same side, some lines still visible from marking of margins/ruling for text/decoration
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