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San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 28175
Description: ff. ii + 80 + ii - Bound, s. XIX, by J. Leighton, Brewer St. in brown pebble morocco, with gold-starred blue endpapers; gilt edges. - Written possibly in northern France for export to England. Ownership notes of the sixteenth century on f. 5v, George brakye ba__?___, John bra__?___, Tomas conyers, Robert cony__?___; on f. 12v,…george Conyers; on f. 49v, George Conyers ave this bouke and so ffourthe, Finis. Sale by G. A. Leavitt, New York, 6 February 1888, n. 164. Acquired by Samuel Bowne Duryea, with his bookplate on the front pastedown; bequeathed with other material to the Long Island Historical Society in 1895; listed by C. A. Nelson, The Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Bequeathed to the Long Island Historical Society by S. B. Duryea (Brooklyn 1895) p. 15. Sold by the Society at Sotheby's, 5 July 1965, n. 234, with a plate of ff. 7v and 73v; acquired by the Huntington Library at that time. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Chronica, 6.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/HM28175_43
Language: Latin; English Country: France Century: 15th
Gallery of Images for this Manuscript: http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/dsheh/heh_brf?CallNumber=HM+28175

Part 1: ff. 1-80v
Description: - Parchment - 135 x 192 mm - The book now consists entirely of singletons sewn together in groups of 4 and bearing on the first recto in pencil in a modern hand the signatures a-u; no catchwords. Ruled space, 122 x 80 mm; 24 long lines, ruled in pale red ink.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVinSearchable Date Range: 1400 - 1415
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: Seven full page miniatures, blank on the recto; several are misbound. Very simple sketches of human figures on ff. 10, 49v, 66v, 67v, 70 (more capable, representing Jesus), 73v and 74.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-80v
Title: Book of Hours, Sarum use
Language(s): Latin; English
Notes: ff. 1-3v, misbound leaves, now with suffrage of Christopher, illegible erased notes, miniature of Christopher, blank leaf, and a miniature of the Annunciation; ff. 4-6v, Calendar, beginning defectively at July; ff. 7-8v, misbound leaves, now a blank leaf, miniature of Veronica, suffrage of John the Baptist, and a blank leaf; ff. 9-27v, Hours of the Virgin, apparently Sarum use, with the hours of the Cross worked in and with suffrages after lauds of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, the Cross, Michael, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Peter and Paul, Andrew, Stephen, Lawrence, Thomas of Canterbury, Nicholas, Mary Magdalene, Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret, All Saints, for peace, and other prayers; ff. 28-35v, Prayers to the Virgin; ff. 36-40, Prayers to Christ; f. 40v, blank except for the added note, "O cupid I graunt thy might is much for sure thou loveth thy dart to shent at such"; ff. 41-49, Penitential psalms, gradual psalms and litany; f. 49v, blank except for an ownership note; f. 50, blank; ff. 50v-61v, Office of the Dead, Sarum use; f. 62, blank; ff. 62v-69v, Commendation of souls; added on f. 69v, "blessed is he that keppethe godes commandemente and so is he that" (ending here), and an invocation to Christopher; ff. 70-72v, Psalter of the Holy Cross; f. 73, blank; ff. 73v-80v, Psalter of St. Jerome; f. 80v, added in a cursive hand, prayer against the plague.