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Book of hours Ms. Codex 688
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Manuscript Overview
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Abstract

Book of Hours of the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

Support: parchment; Extent: 144 leaves : 111 x 79 (55 x 38) mm. bound to 115 x 91 mm; Foliation: Parchment, ii (paper) + 144 + i (paper); [1-144]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.

Layout

Written in 14 long lines in brown and red ink.

Script

Written in a humanist hand with later additions to liturgical calendar in a different hand.

Decoration

Gold and blue used for initials; spaces left for initials that were never completed; illuminated vine and flower (f. 13r).

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.

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger; title in Zacour-Hirsch "Horae."

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.

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Keywords
15th century
Book of Hours
Italian
Devotional
Illumination
Italy
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Place of Origin

Italy

Date

Written in Italy in the 16th century (Zacour-Hirsch).

Binding

Contemporary calf, rebacked, split along front hinge, upper cover detached.

Language

Latin, with weekday devotions in Italian (f. 129-133)

Provenance

Formerly owned by John C. Jackson, 1849 (autograph, f. 1r).

Formerly owned by Rev. William Ely of Philadelphia, purchased in Florence 1875 (note, front endleaf).

Formerly owned by Jacob Riegel, 1934 (note, front endleaf).

Gift of Edwin H. Fetterolf, 1942 (bookplate, front endleaf).

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Place of Origin

Italy

Date

Written in Italy in the 16th century (Zacour-Hirsch).

Language

Latin, with weekday devotions in Italian (f. 129-133)

Provenance

Formerly owned by John C. Jackson, 1849

Formerly owned by Rev. William Ely of Philadelphia, purchased in Florence 1875

Formerly owned by Jacob Riegel, 1934

Gift of Edwin H. Fetterolf, 1942

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

Book of Hours of the Virgin Mary.

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger; title in Zacour-Hirsch "Horae."

Script note

Written in a humanist hand with later additions to liturgical calendar in a different hand.

Decoration Note

Gold and blue used for initials; spaces left for initials that were never completed; illuminated vine and flower (f. 13r).

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

Keywords
15th century
Book of Hours
Italian

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Devotional
Italy
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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