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New York, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division,  NYPL MA 031
Description: ff. ii + 183 + ii - Diced russia leather by Lefebvre, ca. 1810. - De Ricci mentions arms ca. 1500. Robert Leighton Stuart (1806-1882), no. 13842; bequeathed by his widow in 1892. - De Ricci, 1320. - 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. 69.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. James H. Marrow for his extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 9
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLMA031_41
Language: Latin; Dutch Country: Netherlands Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-183v
Description: - Parchment - 191 x 136 mm - 16 long lines per page (18 lines in calendar), ruled in light red pencil, prickings visible.
Country: NetherlandsCardinal point:
Region: City: Delft?
Assigned Date: s. XV4/4Searchable Date Range: 1475 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1, plus noting hands on last 2 folios
Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: Needlework attached to verso of f. ii; six historiated initials. Animal figure in border, f. 13.
Other Decoration: 6-line and 3-line gold, blue or pink initials on gold, blue and pink fields. 2-line and 1-line alternating blue and gold initials with red and purple penwork.
Notes: Although production styles are consonant with the northern Netherlands, the contents of the book (except for its Utrecht-focused calendar) are typical of books of hours of the southern Netherlands. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-181v
Title: Incipiunt horae beate marie virginis secundum usum romanum. Book of hours, use of Rome
Language(s): Latin; Dutch
Incipit: Domine labia mea aperies. Et os meum annuntiabit laudem tuam
Explicit: dat ewighe licht ghestadelic. Wil setten mit hem ewelic. Amen.
Notes: Calendar (ff. 1-12v) in Latin and Dutch; ff. 13-150v in Latin; ff. 152-181v in Dutch, prayers for communion and to the Virgin. 
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f. ii verso   Embroidery, s. XVII?, of a bishop and two clerics holding up a shroud with the impression of Christ's body (suggested to be the Shroud of Besanc$on).

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f. 1   Opening page of calendar for the month of January, written in Latin and Dutch.

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f. 13   Virgin and Child, standing on a crescent moon as the Woman of the Apocalypse; lion in the border design; rubric stating that the hours are for the use of Rome.

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f. 14v   2-line gold initial with elaborate penwork flourishing in purple.

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f. 22v   6-line gold initial to open lauds; border decoration including open pea pods with golden peas.

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f. 99   7-line historiated initial of a frontally viewed hell mouth, open to show two naked souls praying against red flames.

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f. 152   Opening of prayer in Dutch to the Holy Sacrament.

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f. 181v   Explicit.

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ff. 182v-183   Notes in two early modern hands, in French but in both cases with problematic spelling; the one, testament-like, leaving goods to a son and daughter and wishing them the grace of God; the other on destiny as controlled not by the stars but by oneself.

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