Book of Hours : Use of Rome.

Catholic Church [Browse]
Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[Ghent?, Flanders] : [producer not identified], [between 1400 and 1600]
1 volume (i, 104, i leaves) : parchment, illustrations ; 18 cm


Former owner
  • Script: Textualis semi-quadrata.
  • Decoration: Princeton MS. 70 is the product of a workshop in or near Ghent, to judge from the inclusion of saints Pharsildis, Amalberga, and Bavo in the calendar. A Flemish origin is also suggested by the spelling “aechte” for Agnes (5 Feb.), and the inclusion of other Flemish saints in the calendar. Flemish Gothic border decoration with six post-medieval illuminations, four of which were presumably painted on blank leaves taken from a pocket breviary or missal ruled in two columns of 35 lines. Apart from these inserted leaves (fols. 13, 19, 73, 86) and the two miniatures added to authentic borders of unexecuted miniatures (fols. 24v, 38v), decoration is late medieval Flemish work.
Binding note
United States, 20th century (?). Black morocco over cushioned wooden boards; simple blind tooling along sewing stations and on front and back covers
Princeton Ms. 70 is of unknown early and intermediate provenance. The manuscript was no. 4 in the collection of Elmer Adler (1884-1962). Adler established and directed the Department of Graphic Arts in the Princeton University Library from 1940 to 1952. The Adler collection was acquired by Princeton University Library between 1945 and 1955.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 2, pages 276-278.
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Princeton MS. 70, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
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