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Book of hours and missal, [circa 1390-1420]

Book of hours and missal, [circa 1390-1420]

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Book of Hours
Creator: Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. Hours
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Date: ca. 1390-1420
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Decoration includes thirty-two historiated initials and three half-page miniatures (f.11v, the martyrdom of St. Elmo (St. Erasmus); 109v, Christ at the Tomb, surrounded by the instruments of His passion; f. 118r, the Crucifixion, with the Virgin and St. John).
Binding: early nineteenth-century English calf over carved wooden boards, blind-stamped and gilt, rebacked with spine laid on; gilt edges with traces of painted landscape.
Peyton coat of arms gilt on covers.
Seventeenth-century coat of arms on flyleaf and on f. 139r (quarterly, 1 and 4, azure a castle or, 2 and 3, gules 2 foxes or).
Modern paper binder's blanks (2 l.) at end not digitized.
Abstract:
The manuscript contains a book of hours, use of Sarum (ff. 1-138v), and a Missal (ff. 139r-236v). It was produced in England, in liturgical Gothic bookhand on vellum, in two phases. The first section, consisting of quires 1 and 3-18 (ff. 1-6, 17-83, and 86-137), was produced around 1390, perhaps in London. Around 1420 the manuscript was augmented with a second section, consisting of quires 2 and 19-31 (ff. 7-16, 84-85, and 138-236).
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1 vol. (ii + 236 + iii l.) ; 18 cm. x 12 cm.
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Curatorial Area: James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
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Object ID: 10520306
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