Digital Scriptorium
New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 006
Description: ff. iii + 195 + iii - Was in red velvet. Rebound (1920) in red morocco, by the French Binders (Garden City, New York). - Sold by Lilly to Henry Huth (1815-1878); Alfred H. Huth (1850-1910) sale at Sotheby's, 1913 to Leighton. L.C. Harper. Acquired for Spencer from Harper, 1919. - De Ricci, 1336. Dictionary Catalog, Spencer Collection, 902. - 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. 62.
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: 0
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Language: Latin; French Country: France Century: 16th

Part 1: ff. 1-195v
Description: - Parchment - 198 x 130 mm - 21 long lines per page, ruled in red ink. A few quire signatures and catchwords visible. Quaternions seem to be the norm.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City: Bourges
Assigned Date: s. XVIinSearchable Date Range: 1500 - 1515
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Script: Ba^tarde
Artist(s): Master of Spencer 6
Figurative Decoration: 2 double-page miniatures and 34 single-page miniatures; animals appear in some border designs.
Other Decoration: Initials and rubrics; border designs with floreate scrolls, flowers, fruits; Roman capitals.
Notes: The artist was named from this manuscript by Franc$ois Avril, and first published under this name by John Plummer. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1v-195
Title: Book of hours, use of Rome
Language(s): Latin; French
Incipit: In principio erat verbum et verbum erat apud deum et deus erat verbum
Explicit: cum maria magdalena perfecte te diligam et cum dextro latrone eternaliter te videam. Amen. Pater noster. Ave Maria.