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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Book of Hours, use of Amiens]

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1450 - 1475
Place: Paris or Tours?
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 36
Ownership: First owners: Pierre Gaude de St. Ellier and his wife Isabelle Clabault (arms in border, f. 42v). J.A.J. Lignieres de Bommy collection (stamp f. 60). R.L. Stuart collection (no. 13888), bequeathed 1892.
Content: 1 scribe.
Content: 17 long lines ruled in very light red pencil.
Content: 2-line gold initials on red and blue fields. 1-line blue and gold initials with opposing color penwork. Larger white/blue initials on gold fields. Gold and blue linefillers. Rubrics and yellow daubs as placemarkers. Border designs.
Content: 6 miniatures and 14 historiated initials.
Content: De Ricci, 1320-1. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.
Content: Dr. Guest places it tentatively in Paris or Tours? De Ricci dates it to the late 15th century, Dr. Guest to 1450-1475. Notes in modern hand, f. 1.
Content: Notes on provenance in modern hand, f.1.
Content: Parchment
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4d7e1800-c5cb-012f-1f29-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1450: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1450 - 1475. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e47c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 22, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e47c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1450 - 1475). Explicit. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e47c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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