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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: 39
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLSpencer006_42
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.
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ff. 1v-2   Miniature across the opening: Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise.

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f. 2v   Full-page miniature of feasting in January as the Occupation of the Month, facing the calendar page itself.

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f. 3   First page of calendar for the month of January, with miniature in the lower margin depicting Aquarius as two boys pouring water from jugs, in a barren landscape.

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f. 3v   Full-page miniature of falconry, with a large castle in the background, for the month of February.

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f. 4v   Full-page miniature of pruning vines, as the Occupation of the Month for March.

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f. 5v   Full-page miniature of lovers walking in a garden, with castle and river in the background, for the month of April.

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f. 6v   Full-page miniature of gentlemen riding and lovers strolling in a wood, in May.

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f. 7v   Full-page miniature of haymaking, in June.

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f. 8v   Full-page miniature of reaping, in July.

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f. 9v   Full-page miniature of falconry with gentlemen, birds, and dogs in the foreground and with threshers and a distant castle in the background, in August.

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f. 10v   Full-page miniature of gathering grapes, with treading of grapes in background, in September.

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f. 11v   Full-page miniature of plowing and sowing seed; riding to the hounds in the backgroud, in October.

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f. 12v   Full-page miniature of hunting with horse and dogs, with wood-cutting in background, in November.

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f. 13v   Full-page miniature of hunting wild boar, in December.

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f. 14v   Soldiers roughly push St. John the Evangelist ashore as he is exiled to Patmos.

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f. 16v   Turkish armies besieging Antioch (? unusual subject for the pericope from the gospel of Luke).

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f. 18v   St. Matthew writing in a codex with his angel offering the ink well to him; behind the saint, a freize with the Adoration of the Magi.

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f. 20v   Full-page miniature of the Apostles in ships on the Sea of Galilee (illustrating Mark 4:35-40?), as God appears to one figure kneeling in the prow of a boat.

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f. 22   Betrayal of Christ at Gethsemane at nighttime, as Judas kisses Christ.

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f. 22v   Pilate delivering Jesus to the High Priest. Lower border reads: "Egressus est Dominus Ihesus."

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ff. 32v-33   Double-page miniature of the Annunciation set in an elaborate room with a castle visible through the open doorway.

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f. 49v   Visitation with Mary and Elizabeth in the hill country. Lower border reads: "Deus in adiutorium meum intende."

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f. 59v   Christ bearing the Cross; a procession of figures with Mount Cavalry in the far background and Judas hanging on a tree in the middle background.

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f. 61v   Christ and those to whom he appeared after his death: the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, Peter and another man (James or Thomas?); in the background the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.

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f. 63v   Nativity, with the infant Jesus lying on the manger of the ox and the ass; the shepherds look on from the background.

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f. 68v   Annunciation to the Shepherds.

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f. 73v   Adoration of the Magi with one old, one middle-aged and one young.

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f. 78v   Embarkation of an official (Herod?) and his servants onto an anchored ship.

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f. 83v   Massacre of the Innocents.

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f. 90v   Coronation of the Virgin.

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f. 96v   Bathsheba at her bath being spied upon by King David from a window in his palace.

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f. 114v   The Three Living and the Three Dead.

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f. 152v   Christ as Salvator Mundi holding a globe and blessing, as he stands in a landscape.

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f. 156v   The Virgin and the Infant Jesus, who stands as if on a windowsill reaching for the small bird his Mother offers to him.

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f. 160v   The Virgin and Infant Jesus enthroned, watched by adoring angels.

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f. 164v   Crucifixion.

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f. 167v   The Annunciation, with half-length figures, showing Mary at her prie-dieu reading.

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f. 178v   Suffrage of St. Sebastian, with small miniature.

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f. 195   Explicit of text.

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