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Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. Hours, Book of hours and missal, [circa 1390-1420].
1 vol. (236 l.) ; 18 cm. x 12 cm.
The manuscript contains a book of hours, use of Sarum (ff. 1-138v), and a Missal (ff.
139r-236v). It was produced in England, in liturgical Gothic bookhand on vellum, in
two phases. The first section, consisting of quires 1 and 3-18 (ff. 1-6, 17-83, and
86-137), was produced around 1390, perhaps in London. Around 1420 the manuscript was
augmented with a second section, consisting of quires 2 and 19-31 (ff. 7-16, 84-85,
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn
Decoration includes thirty-two historiated initials and three half-page miniatures
(f.11v, the martyrdom of St. Elmo (St. Erasmus); 109v, Christ at the Tomb, surrounded
by the instruments of His passion; f. 118r, the Crucifixion, with the Virgin and St.
Binding: early nineteenth-century English calf over carved wooden boards, blind-stamped
and gilt, rebacked with spine laid on; gilt edges with traces of painted landscape.
Peyton coat of arms gilt on covers.
Seventeenth-century coat of arms on flyleaf and on f. 139r (quarterly, 1 and 4, azure
a castle or, 2 and 3, gules 2 foxes or).
Book of Hours and Missal. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Catholic Church -- Liturgy and ritual -- Hours.
Catholic Church -- Liturgy and ritual -- Missal.
Books of hours.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.