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New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 036
Description: ff. iv + 233 + iv - Full green morocco, decorated with red morocco onlays, elaborately tooled in gilt, in the style of Derome le Jeune. - Initials WM and M and the motto "Fors vous" in the borders. Philip Augustus Hanrott; collection of Henry D. Seymour and Alfred Seymour. Courtland Bishop; his sale, American Art Assoc. - Anderson Galleries, (New York, 1938), Pt. II, no. 1426 for Spencer. - De Ricci, Supplement, 331-2. K. Kup, "The Christmas Story in Medieval and Renaissance Mss. from the Spencer Coll.," Bulletin of the NYPL23 (1969). - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 66.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Roger S. Wieck for his extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 7
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLSpencer036_42
Language: Latin Country: Flanders Century: 16th

Part 1: ff. 1-233v
Description: - Parchment - 178 x 132 mm - 13 long lines per page, ruled in red ink. Some catchwords visible, written in same script as text, or in cursive. Quaternions the norm.
Country: FlandersCardinal point:
Region: City: Bruges
Assigned Date: s. XVIinSearchable Date Range: 1500 - 1515
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Gothic script of northern type with imitative southern features
Artist(s): Simon Bening and workshop
Figurative Decoration: 24 calendar miniatures, 3 leaves with historiated margins, 6 small Passion miniatures
Other Decoration: 1- and 2-line white initials on red and gold background. Larger gold initials on fields colored green, purple, etc.
Notes: As many as 21 full-page miniatures, formerly present on inserted singletons, now missing. Style of calendar miniatures suggests date ca. 1515-1520. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-231
Title: De sancta facie nostri salvatoris Book of hours, use of Rome
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Salva sancta facies nostri redemptoris
Explicit: salvus esse non poterit. Gloria patri. Sicut erat.
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f. 1   Calendar for the month of January, with a man walking in the snow, as others remain indoors, near the fire.
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f. 13   Border design of pendant jewels, beads, and a pearl-encrusted jewel with the symbols of the Passion.
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f. 16   Betrayal at Gethsemane at nighttime, with Judas pointing to the praying Christ, and then kissing him, as Peter sheathes his sword, having cut off Malchus' ear.
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f. 22   Flagellation of Christ; border with strewn flowers, strawberries and insects.
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f. 55v   Page of text with catchword placed in the lower margin towards the gutter, partially cropped.
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f. 126   Border with motto "Fors vous" and initials WM and M of first owner; rubrics in blue.
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f. 231   Ruling in pale red ink; explicit of text, minor initials.
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