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Bloomington, Indiana University, Bloomington, Lilly Library at Indiana University,  Adomeit 9
Description: ff. 117 - Miniature. - Bound in old (perhaps even original) red velvet over pasteboards, very worn; in a black and red fitted morocco case. - Sold at Sotheby’s, 8 July 1974, lot 93; Eric Sexton (1902-1980), with his bookplate; his sale, Christie’s, New York, 22 May 1981, lot 9; Laurence Witten cat. 18 (1983), no. 48; Ruth E. Adomeit (1910-1996), bequeathed by her to the Lilly Library.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 1
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Language: Latin Country: France Century: 16th

Part 1: ff. 1-117
Description: - Parchment - 44 x 34 mm - Collation: i–xi8, xi^6 xiii–xiv8, xv7 [of 8, lacking viii and any subsequent leaves, probably including a Litany]; ruled in pale brown, apparently in ink, 13 lines, written space 30 mm. by 17 mm., written in brown ink.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City: Paris?
Assigned Date: s. XVI2/4Searchable Date Range: 1525 - 1550
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Semi-Batard
Figurative Decoration: 9 full-page miniatures (or effectively full-page, enclosing panels of text) within full architectural borders, showing the Annunciation (fol. 4v, Matins), the Visitation (fol. 24v, Lauds), the Nativity (fol. 49r, Prime), the Annunciation to the Shepherds (fol. 56v, Terce), the Magi (fol. 67r, Sext), the Presentation in the Temple (fol. 68r, None), the Flight into Egypt (fol. 73v, Vespers), the Coronation of the Virgin (fol. 86v, Compline), and David in prayer outside his palace (fol. 94r, Penitential Psalms).
Other Decoration: Large and small initials throughout in liquid gold on coloured panels.
Notes: Very worn and thumbed; the present Book of Hours is probably by the same artist as a very similar miniature Book of Hours sold at Sotheby’s, 18 June 1991, lot 155, which measures only 37 mm. by 23 mm. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-117
Title: Book of Hours; Miniature
Language(s): Latin
Notes: The text here is abbreviated. There is no Calendar or text beyond the Litany, unless such sections are missing. The book comprises: the Gospel Sequence for Saint John only (fol. 1r); the Hours of the Virgin, Use of Rome (fol. 5r); and the Penitential Psalms (fol. 94r), breaking off at the opening of the Litany. 
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f. 4v-5r   Annunciation. Mineature.
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