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New York, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division,  NYPL MA 041
Description: ff. ii + 172 + ii - Modern red velvet with 18th century silver inlaid plaques. Doublure of old red morocco with French royal arms surrounded by the collar of the Order of St. Michael; edges gilt and gauffered. - Robert L. Stuart (1806-1882), bequeathed 1892. - De Ricci, 1321. - 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. 57.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Roger S. Wieck for his extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 8
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLMA041_41
Language: Latin; French Latin Country: Flanders Century: 16th 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-172v
Description: - Parchment - 226 x 158 mm - 15 long lines per page (17 in calendar) ruled in red pencil. Prickings and some catchwords visible.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City: Besançon
Assigned Date: s. XV3/4Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1475
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: 13 miniatures. Animal and human figures in some borders.
Other Decoration: 1-line and 2-line gold initials on red and blue fields. 3-line blue initials on gold fields. Border decorations. Red and blue linefillers.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-172v
Title: Book of hours, use of Besançon
Language(s): Latin; French
Incipit: In principio erat verbum et verbum erat apud deum et deus erat verbum
Explicit: orare pro nobis et eos clementer exaudire digneris. Per christum dominum nostrum. Amen.
Notes: French in calendar and ff. 151-158. 
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Front cover   Front cover of binding with silver plaque of Moses striking the rock.

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f. 2   Page of calendar for the month of February, in French, with entries for each day; border decoration includes a winged grotesque.

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f. 14   John the Evangelist on Patmos, writing on a scroll with his quill pen, as his symbol, the eagle, watches.

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f. 20   Annunciation set in an elaborate church; grotesques include an armored merman aiming an arrow at an angel that grows from a flower, with trellises of grapes and flowers in the background.

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f. 150v   Page of text.

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f. 151   Opening of French text of the Fifteen Joys of the Virgin; precisely designated border in C-shape triggered by 3-line initial, and on the right in a band corresponding to the height of the text block.

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f. 172v   Suffrage of All Saints with rubrics in French and text in Latin.

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Part 2: f. 13r-v
Description: - Parchment - 226 x 158 mm
Country: FlandersCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVIinSearchable Date Range: 1500 - 1515
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Figurative Decoration: 1 miniature
Notes: Added to its host manuscript, but related only in that both are books of hours. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: f. 13r-v
Title: Book of hours
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Inter natos mulierum non surrexit maior iohannes baptista
Notes: Contains a suffrage of John the Baptist. 
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f. 13v   John the Baptist with the Lamb of God; in the background, the Baptism of Christ. Text in gold majuscules on a black ground.

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