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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome
Flanders, s. XVmed
1. ff. 1-12v: Calendar in French in red and black, including the feasts of Vedast (6 February, in red, and its octave, 13 February), Vindicianus (11 March), “le relacion de saint vaast” (15 July, in red), Transfiguration (6 August), and, added in a later hand, Veneranda (14 November). 2. ff. 13-41v: Long hours of the Holy Spirit; hymn, Veni creator spiritus…[RH 21204]; f. 42r-v, ruled, but blank. 3. ff. 43-51: Pericope from John [1, 1-14], and the prayer, Protector in te sperantium…[Perdrizet, 25]; Oraison tres devote a la benoiste vierge marie, Obsecro te…[masculine forms; Leroquais, LH 2:346]; Les sept oraison sainct gregoire, O Domine ihesu christe adoro te in cruce pendentem…[Leroquais, LH 2:346]. 4. ff. 51-58v: Offisse de la conception nostre dame; hymn at matins, Fletus longevi rex regum…[RH 6367]; in short hours form. 5. ff. 59-115v: Hours of the Virgin, use of Rome; suffrage of All Saints and prayer for peace from lauds to compline. 6. ff. 116-120: Short hours of the Cross; ff. 120v-121v, ruled, but blank. 7. ff. 122-141v: Penitential psalms and litany including Gertrude, Juliana, Genevieve. 8. ff. 142-187v: Office of the Dead, use of Rome. 9. ff. 188-198: Suffrages of Barbara and of Christopher […famulo tuo N. …]; Dominus iohannes papa concessit…, Salve virgo virginum mater salvatoris…; Sa[l]ve splendi[di]ssima virgo maris stella…; Oracio post celebracionem misse, Deprecor te domina sanctissima virgo maria…; Dominus papa gregorius dedit hanc oracionem…, Stabat mater dolorosa…[RH 19416]; Interveniat pro nobis quesumus domine nunc et in hora mortis…; Alia oracio, Domine deus pater omnipotens qui cum eterni filii tui mortem morti superas…; Angeli archangeli, throni et dominaciones…; Oracio, Omnipotens sempiterne deus qui nos omnium sanctorum merita…; Salve sancta facies…[RH 18189] and the prayer, Deus qui nobis signati lumine vultus tui…; f. 198v, ruled, but blank. 10. ff. 199-206: Passio domini nostri ihesu christi secundum iohannem, In illo tempore apprehendit ihesum pylatus…[catena mainly from John 19; see de la Mare, Lyell Cat., 65-66] and the prayer, Deus qui manus tuas et pedes tuos…; Ave dextra manus christi perforata plaga tristi…[RH 1771] and the subsequent parts, Ave plaga ihesu leva…, Ave vulnus dextri pedis…[RH 35868], Ave plaga leve plante…, Ave latus lanceatum…[RH 1859]; Oracio post elevacionem corpus christi, Deprecor te piissime domine ihesu christe per illam nimiam caritatem…; Dominus iohannis papa quartus composuit hanc oracionem…, Anima christi sanctifica me…[Leroquais, LH 2:340]; Dominus iohannes papa dedit omnibus dicentibus…, Salve sancta caro dei…[Leroquais, LH 2:348]; Ad peticionem philippi regis francie papa bonefacius sextus concessit…, Deus qui hanc sacratissimam carnem…; Quicumque infra scriptam oracionem perlegerit…a domino papa bonefacio concessarum, Ave verbum incarnatum in altari consecratum…[Wilmart, 379, n.]; f. 206v, ruled, but blank. 11. ff. 207-224v: Oraison a dieu le pere, Pater de celis deus miserere nobis, oratio, Domine sancte pater omnipotens eterne deus qui coequalem consubstantialem…; Au filz, Fili redemptor mundi deus Miserere nobis, Oremus, Domine iesu christe fili dei vivi qui es verus…; Du sainct esprit, Spiritus sancte deus Miserere nobis, Oremus, Domine spiritus sancte deus qui coequalis…[HE, 124-25]; suffrages of Michael, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Nicholas, Claude, Anthony abbot, Roch, Anne, Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret, Barbara, Mary Magdalene, Genevieve; Salutation a la benoiste vierge marie mere de dieu, Ave cuius conceptio solenni plena gaudio celestia…[RH 1744] with versicle, response and prayer; Devote oroison, Ave maria alta stirps lilii castitatis…; Le pape boniface a donne…, Avete omnes anime fideles…[Leroquais, LH 2:341] with its prayer, Domine ihesu christe salus et liberatio… Parchment, ff. i (modern parchment)+ iii (contemporary parchment) + 224 + ii (contemporary parchment) + i (modern parchment); 122 × 90 (72 × 44) mm. 1-26 3-58 66(through f. 42) 7-98 106 1110 128 13-166 176(+ a leaf in the second half) 188 1910 2012 216(through f. 157) 22-248 256(through f. 187) 2610 274 284(+5, f. 206) 29-308 312. Catchwords only on those quires where the second scribe was at work (7-8, 22-23, 29-31) written vertically along the inner bounding line. 15 long lines ruled in pale red ink, or, in the areas written by the second scribe, in a clear red ink. Written by 2 scribes: i, ff. 1-41v [f. 42r-v, ruled but blank], 59-157v and 174-206 [f. 206v, blank] in a liturgical gothic book hand; ii, ff. 43-58v, 158-174 and 207-224v in a more widely spaced gothic book hand. The 2 scribes divide at quire breaks except on the middle of f. 174, the first leaf of the 24th quire. Twenty large miniatures, simply done in camaïeu gris above 4 lines of text; full border, except where the arch of the miniature reaches to the top of the leaf, of black ink spray with grey, gold and white acanthus leaves, flowers, grotesques and gold dots. The miniatures are: f. 13 (Hours of the Holy Spirit), Pentecost; f. 22 (Lauds of the Holy Spirit), Ascension, with Christ’s feet and the hem of his dress disappearing through the clouds; f. 26 (Prime of the Holy Spirit), Gnadenstuhl; f. 28v (Terce of the Holy Spirit), Christ teaching the Creed to the Apostles; f. 31 (Sext of the Holy Spirit), beheading of Paul; f. 33 (None of the Holy Spirit), Peter being tied to a cross made of logs; f. 35v (Vespers of the Holy Spirit), stoning of Stephen; f. 39 (Compline of the Holy Spirit), flaying of Bartholomew; f. 59 (Hours of the Virgin), Judas kissing Christ as he heals Malchus’ ear; f. 70v (Lauds), Christ held before Pilate by 2 men wearing animal-like hats; f. 82 (Prime), Scourging at the pillar; f. 87v (Terce), Mocking of Christ by bestial-looking men; f. 92v (Sext), Road to Calvary; f. 97v (None), Crucifixion; f. 102 (Vespers), Deposition from the Cross; f. 113v (Compline), Entombment; f. 116 (Hours of the Cross), Crucifixion with Mary and John on either side; f. 122 (Penitential psalms), David in prayer; f. 142 (Office of the Dead), Last Judgment with Christ sitting on a rainbow, his feet on the globe, the sword and olive branch on either side of his head and the dead rising from their graves; f. 188, Barbara, seated, reading in front of the tower. Major initials, 5- or 4-line, in pink or blue, on gold grounds with trilobe leaf infilling; 2-line initials in the same style call for band border of varying size (small L around the corner of the text; the length of the text; bracketing the text) of ink spray with gold dots, colored acanthus leaves and flowers; 1-line initials in blue with pink, or in gold with black flourishing; some 1-line cadelled initials on the top line with flourishing into the upper margins, sometimes washed in yellow or forming grotesque faces; initials within the text washed in yellow. Ribbon line fillers in pink, blue and gold segments; rubrics in bright orange-red. In the sections written by the second scribe: 3-line initials in red or blue with void white design, and possibly with simple penwork infilling of the other color; plain 2- and 1-line initials alternating red and blue; initials in the text washed in yellow; some decorative flourishes on the ascenders of the top line, occasionally touched with color; line fillers in either red or blue penwork; rubrics in red. Bound by Lortic in red morocco with black inlay and gold tooling, including a satyrface; marble under the gilt edges; dark brown morocco slipcase. Written in the middle of the fifteenth century in northern France or Flanders, to judge by the prominence given to Vedast in the calendar; note the spellings mikiel, berthelemieu, franche, franchois. Belonged to Brayton Ives (1840-1914); his sale, American Art Association, New York, 5 March 1891, n. 632. Belonged to Robert Hoe: Cat. (1909) pp. 37-38; his sale, Anderson, New York, 1911, pt. I, n. 2133 to G. D. Smith; G. D. Smith Cat. 1 [1911] n. 105 and Cat. [2? 1912?] p. 2 to Henry E. Huntington in April 1912. Bibliography: De Ricci, 95.
Abbreviations
Hoe: Cat. (1909)
[C. Shipman], A Catalogue of Manuscripts Forming a Portion of the Library of Robert Hoe (New York 1909)
de la Mare, Lyell Cat.
A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Collection of Medieval Manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (Oxford 1971)
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)
HE
C. Wordsworth, ed., Horae Eboracenses. Surtees Society 132 (1920)
Leroquais, LH
V. Leroquais, Les Livres d’heures manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris 1927-43)
Perdrizet
P. Perdrizet, Le Calendrier parisien à la fin du moyen âge. Publications de la faculté de lettres de l’Université de Strasbourg 63 (Paris 1933)
RH
U. Chevalier, Repertorium hymnologicum (Louvain 1892-1912, Brussels 1920-21)
Wilmart
A. Wilmart, Auteurs spirituels et textes dévots du moyen âge latin (Paris 1932; repr. 1971)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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