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Detailed record for King's 9

Part 1 ff. 2v-255v 
Title Book of Hours, Use of Sarum
Origin Netherlands, S. (Bruges)
Date c. 1500
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 24 scatter borders in the calendar, historiated with the occupations of the months and zodiac signs in the lower part, in colours and gold (ff. 2v-14). 33 full-page miniatures surrounded by scatter borders, accompanied on the opposite side by large initials and full scatter borders, in colours and gold, for major text divisions (ff. 15v, 27v, 30v, 32v, 34v, 36v, 38v, 41v, 43v, 45v, 47v, 49v, 51v, 53v, 55v, 58v, 60v, 62v, 64v, 66v, 76v, 93v, 99v, 103v, 107v, 111v, 115v, 153v, 158v, 182v, 212v, 231v, 240v); 2 miniatures missing before ff. 25 and 124. 18 small miniatures with three-sided scatter borders, in colours and gold, for minor text divisions (ff. 83v, 84v, 85, 86, 86v, 87, 87v, 88v, 90v, 138, 141v, 142, 142v, 143, 143v, 144, 144v, 145). Small initials and line-fillers in gold on red grounds.
Dimensions in mm 195 x 135 (65 x 100)
 
Part 2 ff. 256-302v 
Title Devotional miscellany
Origin England
Date second quarter of the 16th century
Language Latin, with two English rubrics
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 5 small miniatures, in colours and gold (ff. 266v, 289v, 293, 297, 300v); 1 excised (f. 268). Large and small illusionistic initials in gold on red or blue grounds.
Dimensions in mm 135 x 195 (105 x 65)
 
Official foliation ff. 303 (+ 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Red leather, gold- tooled with the arms of George I or II, and the added initials 'GR III'; gilt edges; pink silk endpapers.
Provenance Henry Reppes (d. 1558), of Mendham, Suffolk: inscribed by him 'Henry Reppes / Elizabeth Reppes' (his first wife) (f. 1); the inclusion of a miniature of Eltheldreda (f. 64v) is consistent with an East Anglian patron.
? Anne Boleyn: inscribed by Anne Boleyn in English 'Be daly prove you shall me fynde To be to yu bothe lovynge and kynde' (f. 66v), and King Henry VIII 'Si silon mon affection la sufvenance sera en voz prieres ne seray yers oblie car vostre suis Henry R. a jammays'. (If you remember my love in your prayers as strongly as I adore you, I shall hardly be forgotten, for I am yours. Henry R. forever] (f. 231v).
King George I (b. 1660, d. 1727), and/or King George II (b. 1683, d. 1760): arms on binding.
King George III (b. 1738, d. 1820).
Given to the British Museum by King George IV in 1823 as part of the library of King George III.
Notes For another Tudor Book of Hours with royal autographs see Additional 17012, which contains the autographs of Henry VII, Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII, and Catherine of Aragon.
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), III: Description of the King’s Manuscripts and Indexes to both Collections, pp. 4-6.

Janet Backhouse, Books of Hours (London, British Library, 1985), fig. 67, pp. 73, 77, 79.

John N. King, Tudor Royal Iconography: Literature and Art in an Age of Religious Crisis (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989), pp. 6-7.

Sophie Page, Astrology in Medieval Manuscript (London: British Library, 2002), p. 39.

Pamela Porter, Courtly Love in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2003), p. 39.

Janet Backhouse, Illuminations from Books of Hours (London: British Library, 2004), pl. 44.

James P. Carley, The Books of King Henry VIII and His Wives, preface by David Starkey (London: British Library, 2004), pls 93, 94.

Henry VIII: Man and Monarch, ed. by Susan Doran (London: British Library, 2009), no. 108 [exhibition catalogue].


Images

Part  1   ff. 2v-255v
Book of Hours, Use of Sarum
* * *
 
January

ff. 2v-3
January
February

ff. 3v-4
February
March

ff. 4v-5
March
 
April

ff. 5v-6
April
May

ff. 6v-7
May
June

ff. 7v-8
June
 
July

ff. 8v-9
July
August

ff. 9v-10
August
September

ff. 10v-11
September
 
October

ff. 11v-12
October
November

ff. 12v-13
November
December

ff. 13v-14
December
 
Leaves

ff. 14v-15
Leaves
Crucifixion

ff. 15v-16
Crucifixion
Decorated initial

f. 25
Decorated initial
 
John the Baptist

ff. 27v-28
John the Baptist
John the Baptist

f. 27v
John the Baptist
John

ff. 30v-31
John
 
Peter

ff. 32v-33
Peter
Paul

ff. 34v-35
Paul
Andrew

ff. 36v-37
Andrew
 
Thomas Becket

ff. 38v-39
Thomas Becket
George

f. 41
George
Decorated initial

f. 42
Decorated initial
 
Christopher

ff. 43v-44
Christopher
Christopher

f. 43v
Christopher
Decorated initial

f. 46
Decorated initial
 
Blaise

ff. 47v-48
Blaise
Martin

ff. 49v-50
Martin
Hugo

f. 51v
Hugo
 
Decorated initial

f. 52
Decorated initial
Anne

ff. 53v-54
Anne
Anne

f. 53v
Anne
 
Mary Magdalene

ff. 55v-56
Mary Magdalene
Katherine

ff. 58v-59
Katherine
Barbara

ff. 60v-61
Barbara
 
Margaret

f. 62v
Margaret
Decorated initial

f. 63
Decorated initial
Elthedreda

ff. 64v-65
Elthedreda
 
Annunciation

f. 66v
Annunciation
Decorated initial

f. 67
Decorated initial
Visitation

ff. 76v-77
Visitation
 
The Visitation

f. 76v
The Visitation
Holy Spirit

f. 83v
Holy Spirit
Michael

ff. 84v-85
Michael
 
Cross

f. 84v
Cross
Peter and Paul

f. 86
Peter and Paul
Andrew and Stephen

ff. 86v-87
Andrew and Stephen
 
Lawrence

f. 87v
Lawrence
Decorated initials

f. 88
Decorated initials
Nicholas

f. 88v
Nicholas
 
All Saints

f. 90v
All Saints
Adoration

f. 93v
Adoration
Decorated initial

f. 94
Decorated initial
 
Annunciation to the Shepherds

ff. 99v-100
Annunciation to the Shepherds
Annunciation to the Shepherds

f. 99v
Annunciation to the Shepherds
Adoration of the Magi

ff. 103v-104
Adoration of the Magi
 
Adoration of the Magi

f. 103v
Adoration of the Magi
Presentation

ff. 107v-108
Presentation
Presentation

f. 107v
Presentation
 
Slaughter of the Innocents

ff. 111v-112
Slaughter of the Innocents
Slaughter of the Innocents

f. 111v
Slaughter of the Innocents
Flight into Eqypt

ff. 115v-116
Flight into Eqypt
 
Flight into Egypt

f. 115v
Flight into Egypt
Decorated initial

f. 124
Decorated initial
Virgin Mary

f. 138
Virgin Mary
 
Temptation

ff. 141v-142
Temptation
Crown of Thorns

ff. 142v-143
Crown of Thorns
Wounds of Christ

ff. 143v-144
Wounds of Christ
 
Wounds of Christ

ff. 144v-145
Wounds of Christ
Pieta

ff. 153v-154
Pieta
Pieta

f. 153v
Pieta
 
David

ff. 158v-159
David
Christ blessing

ff. 182v-183
Christ blessing
Battle for a soul

ff. 212v-213
Battle for a soul
 
Christ and Instruments of the Passion

ff. 231v-232
Christ and Instruments of the Passion
Scourging

f. 231v
Scourging
Jerome

ff. 240v-241
Jerome
 

Part  2   ff. 256-302v
Devotional miscellany
* * *
 
Man of Sorrows

f. 266v
Man of Sorrows
Holy Spirit

f. 276
Holy Spirit
Christ and Mary

f. 289v
Christ and Mary
 
Christ carrying the cross

f. 293
Christ carrying the cross
Anne

f. 297
Anne
Seven Sorrows of the Virgin

f. 300
Seven Sorrows of the Virgin
 

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