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LUL MS.F.3.14: Book of Hours (use of Sarum). England. c.1360 and late 15th century.

Detail of MS.F.3.14: Book of Hours (use of Sarum)Physical description: On parchment. ii + 192 + iv leaves, ruled in red ink, paginated. 172 x 125 mm.

Contents: Calendar (each month on a double opening) and Office of the Dead, c.1350-1360; remainder second half of 15th century. Calendar includes Saint Frideswide and St Chad. Written in England.

Decoration: Framed picture p.180 before the Office of the Dead shows a woman as chief mourner at a burial service. Initials (Office of the Dead): 2-line blue or pink pattterned in white on gold; 1-line gold on pink and blue, patterned in white. Line fillers blue red and gold; Hours of the B.V.M., Devotions, penitential Psalms, Psalms of the Passion, Fifteen Oes of St Bridget and Psalter of St. Jerome have: 3-line blue and red on gold decorated in colours including green; 2-line gold on blue or red patterned in white with green and gold sprays into margin; 1-line blue with red or gold with grey. Line fillers blue or gold.

Binding: 19th century gilt morocco by Waters, Newcastle. British Book Trade Index lists Thomas Waterton Waters trading 1847-1901.

Provenance 1530s?-1600: 16th century owner has erased feasts of Thomas Becket (St Thomas of Canterbury) and the word 'pape'.

Provenance 1900-1969: no. 564 in unidentified booksellers' catalogue (Quaritch?); entry pasted into former MSS handlist. Purchased by R.G. Morton?

Provenance 1969-1969: Gift of Robert George Morton (1880-1973), of Beacon Tor, West Kirby to the University of Liverpool,1969.

Published descriptions

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

Exhibitions

  • Medieval and Early Renaissance Treasures in the North West, 1976. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Item 23.
  • Medieval Manuscripts on Merseyside,1993. University Art Gallery, Liverpool and Courtauld Institute Galleries, London. Item 15.
  • The Tudors : Passion, Power and Politics. Charlotte Bolland, editor. (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2022). ISBN13: 9781855145986Published to accompany the exhibition: The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics ; Holburne Museum, Bath, 28 January to 8 May 2022 ; Walker Art Gallery, National Museums, Liverpool 21 May to 29 August 2022. Currently on display at National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery until August 29th 2022

Availability

Microfilm copy available for consultation.

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