Dep. f. 70
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Book of Hours, Use of Le Mans; northern France, first half 15th century
Full calendar in French, in gold and alternating blue and red.
Gospel sequences, lacking John.
Obsecro te … Masculine forms.
Hours of B.V.M. of the use of (Le Mans).
Penitential psalms, beginning imperfectly in Ps. 6: 7 ‘stratum meum’, and (f. 77) Litany.
Ten confessors: … (6–10) abline fortunase anthoni maudete ludouice; fourteen virgins: … (11) radegund.
Office of the dead.
Fol. 82 is a supply leaf.
⟨D⟩eus propicius esto michi peccatori
[O intemerata], beginning imperfectly ‘euuangelista factus est’.
Fifteen Joys of B.V.M. Sonet, no. 458.
Seven Requests. Sonet, no. 504.
Sonet, no. 1876. Bottom 4 lines blank.
Indulgenced prayer (added)
Ends imperfectly in last word
15 long lines. Ruled in deep pink ink.
Fine miniatures. Decorated initials and borders.
Two original 11-line pictures remain (ff. 32 Annunciation, 122 B.V.M. on throne suckling Child flanked by 2 kneeling angels with 2 above holding crown) + two added (ff. 17 Pentecost, 82 burial). Initials: (i) 3-line, in blue patterned with white on gold grounds decorated in colours; (ii, iii) 2- and 1-line, in gold, on pink and blue grounds patterned with white. Line-fillers in pink and blue patterned with white and a blob of gold. Borders: (i) full on original picture-pages, in colours with flowers, birds, etc.; (ii) on pages with type (i) initials, in top, bottom and left margins.
Binding, s. xix, of red velvet.
Provenance and Acquisition
Perhaps in England by s. xvi: the strip used to stick f. 82 to f. 83 is cut from a document of English origin, s. xvi, concerning property in the suburbs of […] lately occupied by William Hilton skinner.
‘oct. 4. Whitechaple (?)’, in pencil, f. 135.
deposited by the National Trust, 1981
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.