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New York, General Theological Seminary, Special Collections,  12 Western
Description: ff. 213 - Bound in leather by Gerhard Gerlach (stamp on inner back cover); edges of book block dusted with gold. - Written in Flanders in the third quarter of the fifteenth century for use in England. Early ownership by the family whose coat of arms appears on f. 23v, possibly the Barons Lovell as reported by the HMC and De Ricci; owned later by the Bowntyene family, possibly specifically Johane Bowntyene in the early sixteenth century, as reported by De Ricci; owned later (at least 1540-1568) by Anthony Bustard of Adderbury, near Oxford; the HMC report of 1885 records it among the manuscripts of Captain Josceline F. Bagot of Levens Hall; source and date of acquisition by General Theological Seminary unknown. - Historical Manuscripts Commission, 10th Report, Appendix, Part IV: The manuscripts of the Earl of Westmorland, Captain Stewart, Lord Stafford, Lord Muncaster, and others, (1885), pp. 346-347; De Ricci, p. 1286, number 12 where it is said to be bound in the original wooden boards and stamped calf.
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 Country: Flanders Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-213v
Description: - Parchment - 225 x 160 mm - 1-26, 38(through f. 22), 48(+1,2,3,4, ff. 23-26), 58(+2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14: ff. 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 47; and -13 between ff. 46 and 47), 68(+1, 3, 5, 7, 9: ff. 49, 51, 53, 55, 57; through f. 61) 7-118(through f. 101), 128(-7), 1312(through f. 120), 148(+1), 156(through f. 135), 162, 178(+1), 188^8#(through f. 154), 198(through f. 154), 198(+1), 208 (-1 and +1, f. 164, the first leaf, appears to have been replaced), 214(through f. 175,) 222^2#, 238(+1), 248(+5; through f. 195), 258(+3), 266^6#(+7,8,9, ff. 211-213, flyleaves); ff. 1-2 and 211-213 are flyleaves.
Country: FlandersCardinal 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: Twenty full-page miniatures (not counting the full page coat of arms on f. 23v), on the versos of inserted singletons, blank on the rectos (except for f. 178, where the final lines of the text from the preceding inserted bifolium appear). Ten large miniatures. Fourteen historiated initials.
Other Decoration: Major initials, 6-, 7-, or 8-line, in white-patterned blue or red on a gold ground with infilling of blue, green and red flowers on a red or blue vine of opposite color to the initial. 4-line initials of the same style as the larger major initials appear below large miniatures in the Hours of the Virgin. 3-line initials in gold on white-patterned blue and pink grounds with blue and pink infilling. 1-line initials, blue with red penwork, or gold with black penwork. Line fillers in the litany in blue and gold jigsaw pattern. Rubrics in bright red.
Notes: A supplement (BX 2080 A2 1450b Suppl.) contains a letter from Niels H. Sonne to the Reverend David Green at General Theological Seminary, dated 3 January 1986, including a photocopy of the Historical Manuscripts Commission report. The letter also describes a past query about GTS’s acquisition of the manuscript, the reproduction of several of its illuminations for Christmas cards and for a library booklet, and Mr. Sonne’s possession of slides of many of the illuminations. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-210v; ff. 211-213, added; f. 213v blank
Title: Book of Hours, Sarum use
Language(s): Latin
Notes: ff. 1-2 are blank flyleaves; ff. 3-14v: Calendar: the qualifier “pape” has been erased throughout, as have the entries for the octave, feast and translation of Thomas of Canterbury (5 January, 7 July, 29 December); ff. 15-22 : Prayers and suffrages; f. 23 blank; f. 23v: Full page coat of arms, possibly of the Barons Lovell; f. 24: Added prayer; ff. 24v-56v: Suffrages and prayers, including apparently inserted suffrage of Walter of Bierbeek; f. 57 blank; ff. 57v-98v: Hours of the Virgin; ff. 98v-109v: Prayers to the Virgin, including the O intemerata and the Obsecro te (masculine forms); ff. 110-120: Prayers to Christ; f. 121 blank; ff. 121v-135v: Changed Hours of the Virgin: Incipit officium beate marie virginis quod dicitur per totum adventum ff. 136-137v: Psalms 109-111; f. 138 blank; ff.138v-154v: Penitential psalms, gradual psalms (cues only for the first 12) and litany; f. 155 blank; ff. 155v-175v: Office of the Dead, Sarum use; ff. 176-178: The Athanasian Creed; ff. 178v-190v: Commendations of Souls; f. 191 blank; ff. 191v-196: Psalms of the Passion; ff. 196v-210: Psalter of Saint Jerome. Added, on ff. 211-213: Birth and death announcements of the Bustarde family of Adderbury village, near Oxford, beginning with the notice: here folowyth the day of the ages of all the chyldren of Anthony Bustarde and Jane Bustarde hys wife wich were married the 18 day of January Anno Domini 1540 in the yere of the reign of King Henry the eight the 31; followed by twelve birth notices and the death notice of Jane Bustarde.