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LUL MS F.2.6: Book of Hours, in Latin (use of Rome). France. Early 16th century.

Detail of MS F.2.6: Book of Hours, in LatinPhysical description: On parchment. ii + 98 ii leaves, 200 x 140 mm. Imperfect.

Contents: Wanting about 12 leaves. Humanistic script.

Decoration: Calendar in gold, red, blue, and black; historiated initial on f.12: blue and purple on gold, with continuous border; initials in gold on blue or red with gold decoration; gold on blue, red, or green; line fillers in blue, red, or green patterned in gold. Other decoration either not completed or missing.

Binding: Conservation work by Ian Maver (2002 citation below); 'rebacked in December 1875' note on flyleaf (Maver says rebound by Woolstencroft of Warrington, with previous 18th century red gilt morocco covers laid on; Ker's description: 17th century binding, rebacked.

Provenance 1845-1900: bookplate of W. Harry Rylands (1847-1922).

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands (1838-1900); bequest (1900): Rylands catalogue, page 10.

Published citations and unpublished notes:

1978: University of Liverpool MS file: transcribed comment by Dr A.C. de la Mare, May 1978, "early 16th century, ?Rome. The lesser initials are similar to those in Arrighi and Palatine MSS of the first quarter of the 16th century."

2002: Lien Gyles & Ian Maver (2002), 'Conserving eleven late mediæval manuscripts for Liverpool University', Studies in Conservation, 47:sup5, 88-91. doi: 10.1179/sic.2002.47.s3.018. https://doi.org/10.1179/sic.2002.47.s3.018

Published descriptions

  • 1900: John Sampson, A catalogue of the books ... bequeathed by the late Thomas Glazebrook Rylands ... to the Library of University College Liverpool (Liverpool: University Press, 1900).
  • 1983: N. R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983).

Availability

Microfilm copy available for consultation.

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