Western Manuscripts at Bridwell Library to 1650
Bridwell MS 18 [Book of Hours]
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[Book of Hours], f. 67v.
Title: [Book of Hours]. Use of Troyes.
Origin: [France: c.1400 ].
Description: Illuminated manuscript on parchment. 112 leaves. 17 x 12 cm. Single column of 16 lines. Textblock: 10.5 x 7.4 cm.
Binding: Nineteenth-century green morocco, tooled in blind and gilt, central eagle crest, with one clasp. In red cloth box
Comments: Written in a gothic batarde script with brown and red ink, frame ruled, with ample margins. Text in Latin and French.  Many leaves missing. Contains prayers for various occasions: for the repose of the dead, the Te Deum, Magnificat, Litany, etc. Misbound fragment of a Book of Hours. 
Decoration: Illuminated initials. Many gold initials on blue and mauve grounds with white filigree.
Provenance: (1) Ernst Detterer, Chicago. (2) Brentano's, Chicago, 1948. (3) Dr. Lyle Sellers, Dallas, 1949-1964. (4) Baylor University Medical Center Library, Dallas, 1964-2001. (4) Long term deposit at Bridwell Library, Dallas, 2001.
 

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[Book of Hours], f. 68r., Detail


[Book of Hours], f. 67v-68r.

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