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New York, Grolier Club, ,  MS 07
Description: ff. ii + 154 + ii - Bound in modern black morocco with gilt arabesque designs by Riviere and Son, 1889; spine gilt in 6 panels; edges gilt. - Traces of a library stamp on f. 1. Acquired from Robson and Kerslake (according to de Ricci) by Daniel B. Fearing of Newport, Rhode Island who gave it to the Grolier Club in 1908. - De Ricci, p. 1290.
Acknowledgments: - This description is based on the extensive work of Prof. James Marrow.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 16
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/MS07_24
Language: Latin; French Country: France Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-154v
Description: - Parchment - 185 x 127 mm - 19 gatherings mainly of 8 leaves; 16 long lines (17 long lines in the calendar)
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City: Paris
Assigned Date: s. XVmedSearchable Date Range: 1440 - 1460
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Gothic
Artist(s): Master of the Brotherhood of Ste. Catherine
Figurative Decoration: 13 half-page miniatures in arched frames
Notes: Artist of the Annunciation with some similarties to the Master of Thomas Hoo; secondary artist provisionally named as above from The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, MS 76 E 18; both artists in the tradition of the Boucicaut Master and the Bedford Master. Latin
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. James Marrow for naming the artist, and for his collaboration with Francois Avril in identifying parallel manuscripts.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-154v
Title: Book of hours, use of Paris
Language(s): Latin; French
Notes: Full calendar in French; gospel pericopes; Obsecro te & O intemerata (masc. forms); Hours of the BVM; Penitential psalms & litany; Short hours of the Cross and of the Holy Spirit; Office of the dead; prayers in French (Sonet 458, 504, 1876). 
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f. 1   Calendar for the beginning of January; erased library stamp in the lower margin.
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f. 23   Annunciation.
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f. 44   Visitation.
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f. 54v   Nativity with Joseph and another sainted woman (the midwife?).
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f. 60   Annunciation to the shepherds.
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f. 64   Adoration of the Magi, as Joseph huddles at the Virgin's feet.
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f. 68   Presentation in the temple.
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f. 72   Flight into Egypt under a large golden sun.
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f. 78v   Coronation of the Virgin in a brilliant green pavilion.
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f. 83   King David kneeling in prayer in a landscape, his lyre on the ground beside him.
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f. 96   Litany, showing the section with the confessors.
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f. 99   Crucifixion with Mary and John the Evangelist.
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f. 102   Pentecost with flames descending from the Dove.
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f. 105   Burial in a cemetery with clerics and black-robed mourners.
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f. 147   Seated Virgin and Child, to whom an angel offers a basket of cherries (?).
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Binding   Front cover (stamped Riviere and Son on front pastedown).
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