M.452, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Book of Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/76930


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1530-1535

Language(s): Latin

Use: Paris

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Tours?

Illumination contents: Arms of Henry III as Duke of Anjou, Warming before the fire, Aquarius, Gathering firewood, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Falconing, Taurus, Lovers in a garden, Gemini, Shearing sheep, Cancer, Mowing, Leo, Reaping, Virgo, Threshing, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Herding pigs, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Annunciation, Virgin Mary reading and Joseph, Annunciation to Joseph, St. Joseph returning to the Virgin, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Crucifixion, Pentecost, King David praying, Job on a dung heap, Trinity, St. Michale, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. James major, All Apostles, St. Stephen, St. Dionysius, St. Lawrence, St. Sebastian, St. Christopher. All Martyrs, Mass of St. Gregory, St. Jerome, St. Augustine, St. Ambrose, St. Martin, St. Nicholas, St. Claude, St. Anthony, St. Roch, St. Francis, All Confessors, St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Margaret, St. Barbara, St. Apollonia, St. Genevieve, St. Ursula and eleven thousand virgins, All Virgins, All Saints, Annunciation

Text contents: Ex Libris of Henry III as Duke of Anjou, Calendar, Pro corde et ore confiteor, Gospel Sequences, Prayer to Christ, Hours of the Passion, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Prayer of St. Augustine, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Suffrages, Prayers to say during Mass, Prayers to the Virgin, Prayer to Christ: “Conditor caeli et terrae”

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Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Previously French 17th-century black Shagreen, with gold clasps, formed by monogram JCO (De Ricci thought the monogram might be that of Jean Louis Charles d’Orleans, Duc de Longueville, d. 1694), surmounted by a princely crown, in red morocco case; rebound in alum tawed calf by Deborah Evetts, 1997.

Folio height (in centimeters): 13.8

Folio width (in centimeters): 9

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