Autograph inscription on front free endpaper verso: Duchesse de Berry No. 17. Binding: [19--]. Tortoise shell sides with two gold-plated [?] clasps. Pale blue watered silk doublures.
The letters E, F, and G, surrounded by the cordeliere borders on each text page probably refer to the original owner, who remains unidentified; the prominent use of the knotted cordeliere borders suggests that MS 375 was produced for a member of the sisterhood Chevalieres de la Cordeliere, founded in 1498 by Anne of Brittany for widows of the nobility. Manuscript on parchment (fine) of a Book of Hours with full calendar including the major Franciscan and Dominican feasts.
Books of hours Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Monasticism and religious orders
Berry, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de, 1798-1870 Rothschild, Edmond, baron de, 1845-1934
Calendars Hand coloring Illuminated manuscripts Illustrations Miniatures (Illuminations) Prayers Rubrics
Archives or Manuscripts
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
Beinecke MS 375
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 375. Hours, Use of Paris. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 104
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