Digital Scriptorium
New York, General Theological Seminary, Special Collections,  13 Western
Description: ff. 260 - Bound s. XVII in dark brown leather stamped with patterns of leaves in gold, clasps missing; edges of book block dusted with gold. - Written in France in the fourth quarter of the fifteenth century. The ownership portrait on f. 29 and the feminine forms in several prayers indicate that the book was made for a woman.
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: France Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-260v
Description: - Parchment - 155 x 110 mm
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XV4/4Searchable Date Range: 1475 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Gothic
Artist(s): Maître François, style of
Figurative Decoration: Decoration in the general style of Maître François; the faces and backgrounds in many images are damaged or flaking. Twenty-three large miniatures in arched compartments, some with serrated tops, above three or four lines of script; the outer borders vary, many consist of multicolored acanthus, flowers and leaves and gold and black dots, either plain or divided by geometric or curvilinear painted gold grounds with multicolored flowers; some outer borders entirely divided into geometric sections of multicolored flowers or patterns on red, pink, blue or gold grounds. Twenty-nine small miniatures with borders on upper, lower and outer margins of black ink spray foliage with multicolored acanthus and flowers, sometimes divided by geometric or curvilinear painted gold grounds with multicolored flowers. One historiated initial. Small miniatures in Calendar of occupations and zodiac symbols.
Other Decoration: Major initials, 3- or 4-line, in white-patterened blue on a gold ground with infilling of blue and red leaves on a vine. One 3-line initial at f. 26, white patterned blue on a gold-patterned red ground. 2-line initials in gold with gold-patterned red and blue grounds and infilling; several of these initials contain pictures instead of abstract patterns. 1-line initials in gold with white-patterned red and blue ground and infilling. Some initials in text highlighted with yellow. Pages without miniatures have a border on the outer margin the length of the text block, like those of the small miniatures, but also with various fruits, vegetables and birds. Line-fillers in bars or curvilinear shapes of white-patterned red and blue, sometimes with gold dots or abstract shapes at the center. Rubrics in red.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-260v
Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Language(s): Latin
Notes: f. i: Added in a later hand (s.. XVI): Je petit livre apartien a madame [erasure]; ff. 1-12v: Calendar in French; ff. 13-13v blank; ff. 14-21v: Pericopes of the Gospels; ff. 22-40v: Prayers to the Virgin, including Obsecro te and O intemerata with masculine forms; ff. 41-52v: Passion according to John; ff. 54-125: Hours of the Virgin; ff. 125v-126 blank; ff. 127-145v: Penitential Psalms and litany; ff. 146-149v: Short Hours of the Cross; ff. 150-153v: Short Hours of the Holy Spirit; ff. 154-203v: Office of the Dead, use of Paris; ff. 204-260: Prayers and sufferages