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MS. Broxb. 85.4

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Former shelfmark: Broxbourne ledger R 1786


Book of Hours, Dominican Use
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 74 + i fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 123 × 105 mm.


1 col., 16 lines, written space 63–8 × 60 mm.


Illuminated miniatures



Coloured initials



Blind-stamped (originally gilt?) leather, over boards, 16th-century.


Origin: 1486 ; Austrian, Kramsach (Voldöpp), Dominican house of Mariathal

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 74v: ‘Dausennt Vnnd Viehundert Sex und achtzig. Setz ich bruder Johannes Peckslacher Die geschrifft Jar Tes dritten tag alt wardt. das Monat december. Ich detz selbet. auf aiggem mutt. weder umb gelt noch umb gut. Der edlen Vnnd gaistlichenn Junckfrauen . frauen Barbara Intalerin Schonch ich das Clainath zu ainen gutten Jar. Si was des selben Jars Priorin wirdiglich Auch dar uor wol xvij Jar hethe geregirt. Vnnd mein aller lieste Apolonia Terchingerin Suppriorin. B. C. M. A. I.’ A miniature on fol. 13 shows a Dominican friar with an open book bearing the initials 'P.J.' kneeling opposite a Dominican nun with an open book showing 'B.I.'.

The calendar is basically Dominican plus Apollonia (9 Feb.) in the original hand and three feasts added later - the translation of St Barbara totum duplex (2 Sept.) and St Barbara with octave (4 and 11 Dec.).

‘Hic liber est G. phi. Com.’, ‘Georgius Philippus Comes de Lirdentam(?)’, 16th century, inside front cover.

C. W. Dyson Perrins

Sotheby's, 29 Nov. 1960, lot 141.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2019) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 130 [contents, physical description, provenance]
Peter Kidd, Checklist of Medieval Western Manuscripts Acquired 1916- (typescript, c. 1996–2000) [origin, provenance]

Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-07: Revised to include additional information from Watson