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Book of Hours, Use of Rome Lehigh Codex 19
Linderman Library
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Abstract

This Book of Hours of the Use of Rome appears to have been produced in Flanders for a member of the Ayala family in Spain, as it contains a coat of arms identifiable with this Spanish family (fol. 3r: Argent, two wolves passant sable in pale, a bordure gules charged with eight saltires or), as well as Spanish rubrics for a series of fifteen unusual prayers that appear to be associated with Giles of Rome (fols. 109r-188v, beginning lacking), and an inquisition verification inscription on fol. 181v, dated to 1573. The manuscript does not have a calendar; it begins with the Hours of the Virgin followed by the Hours of the Virgin for Advent. These sections are followed by the Mass of the Virgin and the Obsecro te and O intemerata prayers. After several blank folios, the manuscript continues with a series of fifteen prayers that can be associated with Giles of Rome, the beginning of which is lacking. The penultimate section consists of the Office of the Dead. Finally, the book ends with a prayer of Saint Augustine, "O Dulcissime domine iesu christe." The book lacks any significant illumination apart from initials at each of the major sections and a strewn-flower border with coat-of-arms on fol. 3r.

Physical Description

Support: Parchment; Extent: iii+181+iii; 120 x 90 mm bound to 123 x 94 mm; Foliation: Modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto; Collation: 1 (2), 2-14 (8), 15 (8, -3 -4), 16 (6, +1 +2), 17-23 (8), 24 (7, +1); Catchwords: One horizontal catchword in lower right corner at fol. 106v

Layout

One column of fourteen lines, ruled in brown ink; written area: 64 x 48 mm

Script

Gothic--rotunda

Decoration

One strewn-flower border with marginal coat-of-arms on fol. 3r

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

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Keywords
16th century
Flemish
Flanders
Book of Hours
Illumination
Christian
Devotion
Private devotional text
Spain
Spanish
Lehigh University, Linderman Library

Place of Origin

Flanders

Date

Early 16th century

Binding

Modern stamped green calf with clamshell and slipcase; "HEURES" stamped on spine

Language

Latin; Castilian, Spanish

Provenance

Produced in Flanders for the Spanish market, presumably for a member of the Ayala family as per coat-of-arms on fol. 3r; in Spain in 1573 as per inquisition inscription on fol. 181v; Alexander Malew Hudnut's blue leather bookplate, inside front cover: "Alex. M. Hudnut" with gryphon, shield, and tiger; his sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, 3 November 1926, lot 388; Robert B. Honeyman, Jr.; his gift to Lehigh University in 1959

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Place of Origin

Flanders

Date

Early 16th century

Language

Latin; Castilian, Spanish

Provenance

Produced in Flanders for the Spanish market, presumably for a member of the Ayala family as per coat-of-arms on fol. 3r; in Spain in 1573 as per inquisition inscription on fol. 181v; Alexander Malew Hudnut's blue leather bookplate, inside front cover: "Alex. M. Hudnut" with gryphon, shield, and tiger; his sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, 3 November 1926, lot 388; Robert B. Honeyman, Jr.; his gift to Lehigh University in 1959

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This Book of Hours of the Use of Rome appears to have been produced in Flanders for a member of the Ayala family in Spain, as it contains a coat of arms identifiable with this Spanish family (fol. 3r: Argent, two wolves passant sable in pale, a bordure gules charged with eight saltires or), as well as Spanish rubrics for a series of fifteen unusual prayers that appear to be associated with Giles of Rome (fols. 109r-188v, beginning lacking), and an inquisition verification inscription on fol. 181v, dated to 1573. The manuscript does not have a calendar; it begins with the Hours of the Virgin followed by the Hours of the Virgin for Advent. These sections are followed by the Mass of the Virgin and the Obsecro te and O intemerata prayers. After several blank folios, the manuscript continues with a series of fifteen prayers that can be associated with Giles of Rome, the beginning of which is lacking. The penultimate section consists of the Office of the Dead. Finally, the book ends with a prayer of Saint Augustine, "O Dulcissime domine iesu christe." The book lacks any significant illumination apart from initials at each of the major sections and a strewn-flower border with coat-of-arms on fol. 3r.

Script note

Gothic--rotunda

Decoration Note

One strewn-flower border with marginal coat-of-arms on fol. 3r

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

References
Binding Images

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Spine

Fore edge

Top edge

Bottom edge

Keywords
16th century
Flemish
Flanders
Book of Hours
Christian
Devotion
Private devotional text
Spain
Spanish
Lehigh University, Linderman Library
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