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LUL MS.F.2.24: Book of Hours (use of Evreux). In Latin. Normandy. 15th/16th century.

Detail of MS.F.2.24: Book of Hours (use of Evreux) - opens full view of pagePhysical description: On parchment. iii + 115 l+ ii leaves, Ruled in red. 172 x 108 mm.

Contents: Calendar in French. Leaves disordered after f.52v.

Decoration: Twelve 14-line pictures (eight in Hours of the B.V.M., one before Sequentiae of Gospels, Hours of the Holy Spirit, penitential Psalms and Office of the Dead; three 3 smaller pictures in final section of prayers; pictures have borders of beasts, birds and grotesques on floral and gold grounds; other pages have floral border in outer margin. Initials 5-line historiated on f.18, 3-line and 2-line white and colour on gold, with flowers, 1-line gold on dark red. Line fillers dark red patterned in gold or broken branches in red and gold.

Binding: 17th(?) century gilt-tooled light brown morocco.

Provenance 1900-1947: The gift of Sir Charles Sydney Jones to the University of Liverpool.


Published descriptions

1983: N. R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983).


Medieval Manuscripts on Merseyside,1993. University Art Gallery, Liverpool and Courtauld Institute Galleries, London. Item 13.


Microfilm copy available for consultation.