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Book of hours: MS.1986.093

Title:
Book of hours: MS.1986.093
Persistent Record Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/2345/6524
Creator:
Catholic Church
Donor:
O'Brien, Richard Green
Dedicatee:
Connolly, Myles
Former owner:
Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein, 1853-1938
Repository:
Boston College John J. Burns Library.
Format:
Books
Genre:
book
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Alum tawed bindings (Binding)
Leather bindings (Binding)
Brass clasps (Binding)
Collection:
Book of hours
Subject:
Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions
Books of hours -- Texts -- Early works to 1800
Books of hours -- Texts -- Specimens
Illumination of books and manuscripts, French -- Specimens
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill
Manuscripts, Dutch -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill
Place:
Massachusetts
Chestnut Hill
Note:
Ms. codex; for use of the Diocese of Utrecht.
In Middle Dutch; calendar in Middle Dutch and Latin.
Gothic script on vellum, ruled in brown, one column of 20 lines per page (calendar, 16 lines), writing text block of 90 x 55 mm.; calendar of 74 x 65 mm.
Decoration: illuminated, with 4 full-page minatures. Capitals stroked with red; 1-line initials alternate red and blue; 2-line initials alternate red and blue on blue pen-flourish fields; 4-to-5-line initials alternate red openwork on blue and purple pen-flourish fields infilled with purple, green and yellow wash; 5-to-11-line initials are in red and blue openwork on blue and red pen-flourish fields infilled with green, purple and yellow wash.The miniatures are on singletons inserted thusly: [leaf 13v] the Annunciation (Hours of the Virgin); [leaf 68v] the Last Judgment (Seven Penitential Psalms); [leaf 91v] the Ascension (Hours of eternal wisdom); [leaf 185v] the Entombment of Christ (Office of the Dead).
Burns Library copy: armorial bookplate of the Prince of Liechtenstein on front pastedown.
Physical Description:
227 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 19 cm.
Language:
Latin
Dutch, Middle (ca.1050-1350)
Identifier:
MS.1986.093
Use Restrictions:
These materials are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed. Acknowledgement of the Boston College University Libraries as a source for borrowed images is requested.

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