Digital Scriptorium
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Northampton, MA, Smith College, Special Collections, Mortimer Rare Book Collection,  Ms. 274
Description: i, 89, ii ff. (Calendar unfoliated; ff. 13-86 foliated "1" - "74" by a s. XVII hand, those numbers used here for reference) (17 lines)
Notes:-ff. [1] - [12v]: Calendar [Use of Rouen: Ansbertus (9 Feb.), Honorine (10 Feb.), Martialus (3 July), Turinus (11 August), Ursinus (30 Dec.)]; ff. 1-4v: Selections from the Gospels of John, Matthew and Mark; ff. 5-9: Prayers to the Virgin (Obsecro te -- O intemerata); f. 9v: originally blank, with a s. XVII addition, "O lord in the is al my trust/Gife eare unto my wofulle cry" (Thomas Tallis motet, first published in 1565); ff. 10-10v: blank; ff. 11-33: Hours of the Virgin [liturgy for Nones (f. 28) suggests Use of Rouen] (lacking Prime-Sext (following ff. 26) and part of Vespers (following f. 28): these leaves were removed before the s. XVII foliation was added); ff. 33v: blank; ff. 34-47: Pentiental Psalms and Litany; f. 47v: originally blank, s. XVI liturgical additions; ff. 48049: Hours of the Cross (incomplete and abbreviated, lacking several leaves before f. 48); ff. 49v-51v: Hours of the Holy Spirit (abbreviated); ff. 52-72v: Office of the Dead [Use of Rouen]; ff. 72v-75v: Doulce dame de misericorde; ff. 76-77v: Doulx dieu. Minatures are: Annunication (f. 11) -- David in Prayer (f. 34) -- Funeral Service (f. 52).
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 189
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/Ms.274_48
Language: Country: Rouen (France) Century: 15th

Part 1: 168 x 118 (102 x 54) mm.
Description: - vellum, illuminated in gold and colors
Country: Rouen (France)Cardinal point:
Region: RouenCity:
Assigned Date: Searchable Date Range: 1442 - 1442
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Notes: Ms. In Latin; calendar in French; use of Paris. Three 3/4-page miniatures; five 3/4 floral borders and numerous decorated initials. Textura script in black; red, blue and gold initials (1 and 2 lines); red, blue and gold line endings; rubrics in red. Numerous marginal notes by early English owners, including: Robert Birnie (1647, inside front cover), John Bones of Wellhall and Iddlewood (verso of first flyleaf), Thomas Baillie, Henry Marshall Ney (donor's grandfather). Armorial bookplate of W.F.H. Fletcher inside front cover. Inscription by unknown hand on last leaf: "By tracing of the year with new ink I take it to be 1442 tho by the painting I think it much older." Bound in modern quarter-leather with oak boards, metal clasp (leather strap lacking) and bosses.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1:
Title: [Book of hours (Use of Rouen)].
Title: Book of hours (Smith College Ms. 274)
Subjects: Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions--Latin.; Books of hours--France.; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)--Massachusetts--Northampton.;
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