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Detailed record for Burney 332

Title Book of Hours, Use of Clermont
Origin France, Central (probably diocese of Clermont)
Date last quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin, with prayers in French
Script Gothic
Decoration 17 miniatures, with full foliate borders, some with geometric panels or inhabited with animals, and large floriate initials in colours on gold grounds (ff. 1 [damaged], 22v, 34, 39, 42, 45, 49, 53, 61, 69, 90, 97, 117, 121, 124v, 134v, 154v). Numerous partial borders, most with geometric foliate panels and blue and gold acanthus leaf scrolls. Additional large red initial with flowers on a gold ground for the Te Deum with a partial border (f. 20v). Small gold initials on red and blue grounds. Line fillers in red, blue and gold.
Dimensions in mm 200 x 135 (95 x 65)
Official foliation ff. ii + 157 (ff. i, ii, 156, and 157 are modern paper flyleaves)
Collation i-iv8 (ff. 1-32), v6 (ff. 33-38), vi8 (ff. 39-46), vii2 (missing leaves between ff. 47-48; ff. 47-48); viii4 (ff. 49-52), ix-xi8 (ff. 53-76), xii3 (missing leaves between ff. 76-77 and 77-78; ff. 77-79); xiii-xiv8 (ff. 80-95), xv4 (ff. 96-99), xvi-xxii8 (ff. 100-155).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. 1795 red morocco; gilt edges; marbled endpapers.
Provenance Inscriptions, some erased or crossed out (ff. i verso, ii, 1, 84, 155v, and 157): the inscription on f. ii in ink, top right, crossed out: 'Jolibie 1792' ?; the inscription on f. ii in pencil, erased: 'Couvert et lie/ Oct 19 1795' ?; the inscription on f. 1, lower margin, erased: 'Celestinorum . . .'?; the inscription on f. 155v, faded: '[…] Paris'?; the 18th century inscription on f. 157, top left, in pen: 'xli. Br/ 17 la/16 Init./ 151 bord./some dam'.
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney’s library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Notes The manuscript includes the Hours of the Virgin, imperfect, lacking most of Vespers (ff.1-52v); the Advent Office (ff. 53-60v); the Office of the Nativity of the Virgin (ff. 61-68); the Office of the Dead, imperfect (ff. 69-96v); the Penitential Psalms, starting imperfect at Psalm 31 (ff. 97-106); the Litany (ff. 106-116v); the Hours of the Cross (ff. 117-120v); the Hours of the Holy Spirit (ff. 121-124); prayers in French (ff. 124v-136v); Gospel extracts (ff. 137-147v); Suffrages (ff. 147v-151v); an abbreviated Hours of the Virgin?, starting imperfect (ff. 151v-154); an abbreviated Office of the Dead?, starting at Matins and ending imperfect in Prime (ff. 154v-155v).
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), p. 90.

Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 17.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Visitation

f. 22v
Visitation
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f. 22v
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Annunciation

f. 53
Annunciation
 
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f. 53
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Burial of the Dead

f. 69
Burial of the Dead
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f. 69
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