Book of Hours (Use of Paris) – Fragment
Parchment · 1 leaf · 1425 – 1450 CE · France (N.) · 182 x 128 mm
Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 13), no. 30
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Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, Massachusetts) LIS 464 (Fall 2017) observations
Quaritch 1905 Catalogue (lot 230)
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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Seller: Ege, Otto F.
Previous Owner: Ricketts, Coella Lindsay, 1859-1941
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