c 1475 Book of Hours and Calendar - Complete w 12 miniatures


ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HOURS AND CALENDAR ~12 illuminated miniatures ~ Book of Hours, use of Angers, in Latin. France, circa 1475 

(HORAE B.M.V.) Illuminated liturgical manuscript in Latin, written in batarde script in brown ink, 15 lines (except Calendar in 18), recto and verso, ON VELLUM.(117 x 81 mm - 4.7 x 3.2"),  156 leaves (the last blank except for ruling), complete.

TWELVE MINIATURES WITHIN FULL-PAGE BORDERS IN COLORS AND GOLD; SEVEN ADDITIONAL FULL-PAGE BORDERS on text pages; 3-line divisional initials in blue on gold ground with floral decoration in colors; one- and two-line initials and line fills in gold alternately on blue and red ground throughout.

17th-century olive morocco, spine attractively gilt with ornamental tooling; margins trimmed just entering the top of several miniatures, light stain in lower margins at beginning and end, occasional minor soiling and wrinkling of vellum.

France: Tours(?), circa 1475. Use of Angers.

Contents: Calendar, 1r-12v; Hours of the Virgin, 13r-69v; Seven Penitential Psalms and Litany, 70r-104v; Office of the Dead and Suffrages for Saints Christopher and Sebastian, 105r-155v. Miniatures: Annunciation, 13r; Arrest of Christ, 36r; Christ before Caiaphas, 43r; Christ Carrying the Cross, 47v; Christ Nailed to the Cross, 51v; Crucifixion, 55v; Descent from the Cross, 59r; Entombment, 65r; David and Goliath, 70r; Pieta, 79r; Trinity, 90v; and Corpse in Prayer, 105r.

Provenance: Latin ownership inscription of Edward Jerningham, likely the English poet/playwright (1737-1812), a gift from Jacob Robson. 19th century bookseller’s account in French on front free endpaper.

  • Inventory# IM-9869