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Hours. Book of Hours (Use of Utrecht)

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Hours. Book of Hours (Use of Utrecht)
Third quarter of 15th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Vellum; ff. iv + 134. Small octavo. Leather, brown, blind-tooled, two clasps now missing; in a blue box. Lot 255 in an unidentified sale-catalogue (cutting, fol. ii).
Scope and content
Book of Hours (Use of Utrecht), with calendar; third quarter of 15th century. Dutch. Contents:- (1) Calendar, in black and red, with many Netherlandish saints. fols. 1-12v;- (2) Little Hours of the BVM. fols. 13-49;- (3) Prayers on the five wounds of Christ. fols. 50-2;- (4) Prayers to the Trinity, Christ on the Cross, prayers before and after mass. fols. 52-62;- (5) Seven points of Holy Mass. fols. 62-3;- (6) Prayers to the BVM and saints, with memoriae of St Erasmus, St Sebastian, etc. fols. 63-70;- (7) Thirteen salutations (Aves) and prayers to the BVM. fols. 70-6v;- (8) Little Hours of the Cross. fols. 77-83v;- (9) 'Dat lange gebet van den sielen' and other prayers for the dead. fols. 83v-100v;- (10) Seven penitential psalms, litany, prayers. fols. 101-34v. Fine penwork decoration in Delft 'scallop' style, with small initials. Many partial borders in red and blue; full borders in red, blue, with gold studs, etc., and touches of green, and larger penwork initials, fols. 13, 53, 77, 101v. Peacock in border, fol. 13; five wounds of Christ, fol. 53 (margin); a monstrance, fol. 53v (margin); hind in border, fol. 77; pelican in its piety, fol. 101v.
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