Origin: Written in Northern France, possibly Amiens, in the 16th century.
Information derived from the collection.
Book of hours, probably for the Use of Noyon.
Title from dealer’s description.
Collation: Parchment, fol. iii + 127 + ii (paper) ; 1-2² 3-4(superscript 6) 5-19(superscript 8) 20² ; some quiremarks.
Description: 130 leaves ; parchment, ill. ; 175 x 120 (95 x 60) mm. bound to 180 x 125 mm.
Layout: Written in 20 long lines; ruled in red ink with double upper horizontal bounding lines; prickings in outer margins; some vertical catchwords.
Decoration: 10 large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs: fol. 14r, St. John the Evangelist writing; fol. 19r, Agony in the Garden; 33r, Annunciation; 40r, Visitation; 47r, Nativity; 50v, Annunciation to the Shepherds; 53r, Adoration of the Magi; 58v, Flight into Egypt; 66v, David in prayer; 83r, Raising of Lazarus. 6 9-16-line historiated initials with illumination, depicting the Passion; 11 3-7-line historiated initials with illumination; 1-2-, 5-, and 9-line illuminated initials. Illumination executed by two artists.
Script: Written in brown ink in two sizes of a well formed lettre bâtarde.
Binding: 19th century leather binding by Hans Asper with working metal clasp and fitted case.
Shelfmark: University of Delaware, MSS 095.031.
Contents: 1. fol. 1r: Calendar. 2. fol. 14r: Gospel sequences. 3. fol. 19r: Passion sequence. 4. fol. 27v: Obsecro te for male use. 5. fol. 30r: O intemerata. 6. fol. 33r: Hours of the Virgin. 7. fol. 66v: Penitential Psalms and Litany. 8. fol. 83r: Office of the Dead. 9. fol. 116r: Prayers to Christ. 10. fol. 117r: Prayers of Pope Leo with rubric in French. 11. fol. 119r: Prayer to the five feasts of the Virgin with rubric in French. 12. fol. 122r: Contemplations of the Virgin on the subject of the cross, with rubric in French.