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TitleBook of hours : use of Utrecht
AuthorCatholic Church
Place of Publication[Haarlem, Netherlands]
DescriptionDecorated manuscript on vellum -- Layout: written in 19 lines between two verticals and 20 horizontals ruled in grey -- Script: written in gothic bookhand in black ink -- Decoration: rubrics in red, text capitals touched red, one-and two-line initials alternately in red or blue, three-line initials alternately in red and blue with flourishing in purple or red to side margin. Six large puzzle initials (p. 26, 98, 140, 182, 228 and 276) in red and blue with extensive flourishing in red and purple to upper and side margins (slightly cropped into flourishing on some leaves, slight cockling to some leaves). -- Binding: Contemporary brown calf stamped in blind with a panel of the Lamb of God in a roundel within a mandorla framed by Siet dat lam Goedes dat boert die sonnen d[er] verl, the symbols of the four Evangelists in the corners, within a triple fillet, two metal clasps and catches (rebacked, the Lamb rubbed on both covers). -- Origin: The Calendar includes saints especially revered in the County of Holland, part of the diocese of Utrecht, with St Bavo, patron of Haarlem parish church in red (2 October). It agrees with the calendars in other manuscripts written by this scribe, identified by Margriet Hülsmann as active in Haarlem c.1455 - c.1465. Bindings with this panel stamp have been attributed to Haarlem c.1450-75, classified by Hülsmann as her type III.a.1 (see 'Met Prosper Verheyden op pad: Noord-Hollandse boekbanden opnieuw belicht). Lam Gods-paneelstempels versus penwerkdecoratie' in E Codicibus Impressisque III, Leuven, 2004, pp.97-137). Several religious houses in Haarlem earned money from book production, among them the Augustinian canons of the Visitation, just outside the town, who belonged to the Windesheim Congregation, the monastic exponents of the Devotio moderna. -- Provenance: Major J.R. Abbey (1894-1969): his gilt stamped armorial leather book plate inside upper cover, his name and addresses and date of purchase, January 1943, f.1, 'J.A. 2225 5: i: 43', f.179; his sale Sotheby's, 1 December 1970, lot 2880, page from catalogue pasted to lower cover.
ContentsRuled blanks, first former pastedown -- Calendar, for the diocese of Utrecht: Cyriacus (8 August), Hippolytus (17 August) and Jeroen in red (17 August) -- Ruled blank with rubric for the hours of the Virgin on verso -- Office of the Virgin, use of Utrecht: Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, Compline -- Hours of Eternal Wisdom: Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, Compline -- Hours of the Cross: Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, Compline -- Hours of the Holy Spirit: Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, Compline -- Penitential Psalms -- Litany, with Jeroen, Adalbert, patron of the Abbey at Egmond -- Prayers before and after receiving the sacrament -- Office of the Dead, use of Utrecht -- Ruled blanks -- Former pastedown.
SubjectBooks of hours--Netherlands--Utrecht
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Manuscripts, Medieval
Physical Description[355] p. (1 column, 19 lines) : vellum ; 165 x 117 (written space 83 x 59) mm.
NoteDescription, in part, from Christie's catalogue, Sale 7882, November 23, 2010;
Time Period15th century
Local Call NumberBX 2080 1455 Vault
Resource TypeManuscript
Record NumberRBMAN-004
CollectionMemorial University QE II Library - Rare Books and Manuscripts
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Manuscripts Division
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