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Hours, undetermined use, with French Calendar

Hours, undetermined use, with French Calendar

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Date: between 1450 and 1500
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Manuscript on parchment. Written by a single scribe in Gothica Cursiva Formata (Bastarda) in two sizes. The ascenders on the top line often have calligraphic extensions.
Senlis use according to the inscription on the binding, but this use is not documented. The saints in the Calendar and in the Litany point to Northern France and Hainault.
Red headings. Heightening of the majuscules in yellow. All initials (1- or 2-lines) are on a rectangular background and are executed in paint and liquid gold. At the opening of the various Hours there are 4-line initials of the same type, always accompanied by full acanthus borders and an arch-topped miniature. The borders are framed in gold and may also contain leaves, flowers, fruit, birds.
Binding: Modern limp vellum with two pairs of white leather ties. The preceding 19th-century binding is preserved: dark brown leather over cardboard, both covers framed with blind-tooled fillets; spine with four raised bands and gold-tooled title: HEURES DE SENLIS; gilt edges.
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Cite as: Hours, Undetermined Use, with French Calendar. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
128r: Signature of Jannette Brongnart
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ff. iii + 129 + iii : parchment ; 120 x 84 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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Object ID: 9998855
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