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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.

Book of Hours, use of Amiens]

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1400 - 1450
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MA 98
Content : Listed in De Ricci, Seymour, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York. N.Y.: H.W. Wilson, 1935; and Supplement, New York, N.Y.: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962.

Content : De Ricci, 1330. Anonymous note in library dossier. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.

Content : 4-line and 2-line gold, red or blue initials on gold, red and blue fields. Larger initials sprout vines and leaves into border. 1-line blue and gold initials with penwork. Some multi-colored full border designs. Rubrics. Line-fillers in blue, gold, red.

Content : De Ricci places the ms. in Flanders, during the 15th century. A note in the dossier places it in northern Italy, first half of 15th century. Dr. Guest's chart places it in France, and specifies use of Amiens.

Content : 14 long lines; 16 in calendar. Ruled in dark red pencil. Prickings and catchwords visible.

Content : Parchment

Content: Some border designs contain animal and human figures.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12455533
UUID: 1113c2b0-c5cc-012f-bec0-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1400: Created (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1400 - 1450. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e6a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e6a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1400 - 1450). Explicit Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e6a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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