Digital Scriptorium
New York, General Theological Seminary, Special Collections,  11 Western
Description: ff. 198 - Bound in red velvet (s. XIX, as reported by De Ricci); edges of the book block have been dusted with red. - Written in the third quarter of the fifteenth century in France for use in England. Apparently in the hands of English Protestants at some point in the s. XVI#^2# (see notes on calendar). Obtained by General Theological Seminary from P.M. Barnard, as reported by De Ricci. - De Ricci p. 1286, number 13. Gania Barlow, "Protestant Martyrs added to a Book of Hours in English Ownership," Notes and Queries 256 (=n.s. 58) n. 2 (June 2011) 208-210.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Gania Barlow for her description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin; English Country: France Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-198v
Description: - Parchment - 98 x 70 mm
Country: FranceCardinal point:
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Assigned Date: s. XV3/4Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1475
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
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Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: Five full page miniatures on the versos of what appear to be inserted singletons, blank on the recto. 21 historiated initials. Passion cycle images throughout the Hours.
Other Decoration: Major initials, 5-line, in white-patterned blue against gold ground with infilling of blue, green and red flowers on a vine. 2-line initials in gold on pink ground with blue infilling, or vice versa, ground and infilling both white-patterned. 1-line initials, blue with red penwork, or gold with black. Line fillers in the litany in blue and gold jigsaw pattern. Rubrics in very pale red.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-195v; ff. 196-198v, notes
Title: Book of Hours, Sarum use
Language(s): Latin; English
Notes: ff. 2-13v: Calendar, including partially cropped entires in later hand (s. XVI#^2#) for the deaths of Protestant martyrs Thomas Cranmer (21 March), and Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley (16 October); ff. 14v-22v: Fifteen Oes of St. Brigit; ff. 23-68v: Hours of the Virgin; ff. 68v-87: Prayers to the Virgin, including Obsecro te and O intemerata (masculine forms); ff. 87-95v: Prayers to Christ; ff. 96-115: Penitential psalms, gradual psalms and litany; ff. 116v-144: Office of the Dead; ff. 145v-161v: Commendations of souls; ff. 162-164: Psalms of the Passion; ff. 164-182v: Psalter of St. Jerome; ff. 183-195: a second set of suffrages. Addded: ff. 196-197, prayers for the dead; ff. 197v-198, prayers in English for the days of the week.