Script: Written in Gothic bookhand. Sixteen miniatures from the workshops of the Lucon Master and the Master of the Duke of Bedford, in blue, pink, and gold arched frames, some with cusping. Each miniature with a lavish acanthus border incorporating arms on ff. 77r and 93r. Text pages with a 3/4 bar border, pink, blue and gold, with interlace knots at corners and terminals and delicate rinceaux, in two sizes on different folios. 3-line initials at text opening, two historiated: f. 77r and f. 93r; f. 51r with a blue and gold diapered ground; the remainder, blue with white highlights or in pink and blue acanthus filled with ivy, with blue and orange leaves, on gold, against pink, blue and/or gold grounds with white filigree; framed in gold, often with small ivy or acanthus serifs. 4- to 2-line initials in text and KL monograms, pink or blue with white highlights, filled with ivy, as above. 1-line initials blue, pink and gold with white filigree. Line endings, blue, pink and gold, three (ff. 57r, 102r, 102v) signed by Petrus Gilberti, known to have signed line-endings in at least four other manuscripts. Rubrics throughout. Binding: 18th-19th centuries. Gilt edges. Red velvet with a silver fastening and a silver medallion, with unidentified male figure preaching, in center of upper board.
Manuscript on parchment (trimmed) of a Book of Hours, use of Paris. Includes a Full calendar, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Seven Requests, and a sonnet, all in French.
Books of hours Devotional literature, French Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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Beinecke MS 400
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 400. De Levis Hours. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 386
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