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Detailed record for King's 6

Title Book of Hours, Use of Paris
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date c. 1500
Language Latin, with the calendar and some rubrics in French
Script Gothic
Decoration 24 marginal calendar miniatures, occupations of the months and signs of the zodiac, in colours and gold (ff. 1-12v). 12 large miniatures in full architectural borders, most of which are historiated, in colours and gold with some grisaille, at major divisions (ff. 13, 27, 47v, 57v, 62v, 66v, 70, 73v, 79v, 86, 90, 106v); a miniature for the Hours of the Cross missing after f. 83. 13 small miniatures, with partial borders, in colours and gold, at minor divisions and suffrages (some of the suffrage miniatures are marginal) (ff. 14v, 15, 17v, 18v, 22, 143, 143v, 144, 144v, 145, 145v, 146 x 2). Large decorated foliate initials, in colours and gold. Small initials in gold on brown, blue or red grounds. Line-fillers in colours and gold.
Dimensions in mm 175 x 120 (95 x 65)
Official foliation ff. 147 (+ 3 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Collation i8 (ff. 1-8), ii4 (ff. 9-12), iii-x8 (ff. 13-76), xi8-1 (ff. 77-83; 8th leaf excised after f. 83), xii6 (84-89), xiii-xix (ff. 90-145), xx2 (ff. 146-147).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Brown leather, gold-tooled and historiated (Crucifixion with sun, moon and stars on upper and lower boards); gilt edges; re-backed.
Provenance Unidentified owner(s): erased inscriptions (f. 147r-v).
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 The bifolium ff. 16-17 should be bound outside ff. 15 and 18.
Includes: calendar (ff. 1-12v); Gospel extracts, 'Obsecro te' and 'O intemerata' (ff. 13-26); Hours of the Virgin (ff. 27-83v); Hours of the Cross, begining imperfect (ff. 84-85v); Hours of the Holy Spirit (ff. 86-88v); Penitential Psalms and Litany, with Geneviève first among the virgins (ff. 90-106); Office of the Dead (ff. 106v-142v); Suffrages (ff. 143-147)
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, p. 3.


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Annunciation, Presentation, and the marriage of Joseph and Mary

f. 27
Annunciation, Presentation, and the marriage of Joseph and Mary
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f. 27
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f. 27
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f. 27
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Presentation of Christ in the temple

f. 70
Presentation of Christ in the temple
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f. 70
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f. 70
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Requiem Mass

f. 106v
Requiem Mass
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f. 106v
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f. 106v
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