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San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01136
Description: ff. i + i + 180 + i - Bound, s. XV, in black calf over wooden boards, rebacked; repeated 4 times, both front and back, is a Flemish animal panel (Weale, Netherlands 314, from Bruges, but without the panel of St. Margaret); 2 contemporary worked brass clasps, closing from top to bottom, with inset, glass covered, small miniatures of saints, in the upper clasp, a female saint; in the lower, a male saint with a staff and a string of shells (?) about his neck (James?); A. W. Byvanck, Les Principaux Manuscrits à Peintures de la Bibliothèque Royale des Pays-Bas (Paris 1924) p. 80 notes that such clasps with miniatures seem to occur on books from a Vrelant workshop. On the inside of the clasps are the 2 initials "P" and "I" (or "J" for James?) united with a lovers' knot; gauffered and gilt edges; binding restored, 1974. For a similar binding, see D. Miner, The History of Bookbinding 525-1950 A.D., an exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, November 12, 1957 to January 12, 1958, n. 127 with plate. - Written in the second half of the fifteenth century for use in the diocese of Bruges, to judge from the saints in the calendar. Belonged to William Bateman (1787-1835) and to his son, Thomas Bateman (1821-61); their collection, sold by order of the Court of Chancery, Sotheby's, 25 May 1893, lot 1040 to Quaritch. Belonged to Robert Hoe, Cat. (1909) pp. 23-24; his sale, Anderson, New York, 1912, pt. III, n. 2064 to G. D. Smith. Precise source and date of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, 96.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Country: Flanders Century: 15th
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Part 1: ff. 1-180v
Description: - Parchment - 140 x 200 mm - 1-26 36(+ the miniature, f. 13, and 1 other leaf in the first half) 48(+2, f. 22) 510(+1, f. 30) 66^6#(+5, f. 45) 710 86 910 106 1110 126 1312(+12, f. 107) 146 1510 166^6#(+3, f. 127) 1710 186 1910 206 2110 226(+1 leaf in the second half). Ruled space, 105 x 70 mm; 14 long lines ruled in purple or pale red ink; pricking in the 3 outer margins.
Country: FlandersCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XV2Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
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Script: Gothic
Artist(s): Willem Vrelant, style of
Figurative Decoration: Six full page illustrations in slightly arched compartments, on the verso of inserted singletons which are blank on the recto. Historiated initials, 7- or 6-line, mainly in shades of blue, grey and gold.
Notes: Marks from pilgrim badges on f. 1. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-180; f. 180v, blank
Title: Book of Hours, use of Rome
Language(s): Latin
Notes: ff. 1-12v, Calendar in red and black; ff. 13-21v [f. 13, blank], Short hours of the Cross; ff. 22-29 [f. 22, blank], Short hours of the Holy Spirit; f. 29v, ruled, but blank; ff. 30-37v [f. 30, blank], Mass of the Virgin; ff. 38-44, Pericopes of the Gospels; f. 44v, ruled, but blank; ff. 45-106v [f. 45, blank], Incipiunt hore beate marie virginis secundum usum romanum; ff. 107-126v [f. 107, blank], Penitential psalms and litany; ff. 127-162 [f. 127, blank], Office of the Dead, with 3 lessons; ff. 162-180, Obsecro te and O intemerata, and suffrages of Michael, Peter and Paul, John the Baptist, Sebastian, Nicholas, Anthony abbot, Mary Magdalene, Catherine of Alexandria, Barbara, Agnes, Genevieve.