M.947, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Prayer book, Life of St. Margaret

Holding institution classification: Prayer book

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/145549


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1365 – 1415

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Unknown

Illumination contents: Nativity with virgo lactans, Adoration of the Magi, Franciscan monk praying before vision of God, Virgo lactans in initial S, Virgo lactans in initial D, Trinity in initial D, Sts. George and Margaret in initial A, Instruction in initial C, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial A

Text contents: Prayer in French verse: “Quatre croses couvient au vrai religieus”, Seven Verses of St. Bernard in Latin, Prayer in French verse: “Sai[n]te marie dame glorieu[se] de puciele fo[u]taine de doucour”, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin in French, Seven Requests to Our Lord in French, Life of St. Margaret in French verse, Prayer in French: “Cetons son fil ense[i]gne et dist”, Prayer on the Lord’s Prayer in Latin and French, Prayer in French: “Ave dame saincte Marie ton gloire”

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Binding original?: No

Binding description: Previously in 19th-century red velvet over boards with gilt clasp; rebound in full red morocco, no clasp, by Deborah Evetts in 1971; the present order of gatherings was introduced at this time and the manuscript was refoliated.

Folio height (in centimeters): 13.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 9.5

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