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Detailed record for Additional 62106

Title A leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Sarum ('The Hungerford Hours'), with a prayer and rubrics in Anglo-Norman French
Origin England, E. (?Lincoln or Ely)
Date Between 1330 and 1340
Language Latin and French (Anglo-Norman)
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 large initial of the Resurrection with foliate border in colours with gold (f. 1). 2 initials with pen-flourishing in colours with gold (ff. 1, 1v). Line fillers in colours with gold.
Dimensions in mm 165 x 100 (125 x 75)
Official foliation f. 1
Form 1 parchment folio
Binding A loose parchment leaf mounted in a board
Provenance The diocese of Lincoln or Ely: entries in the calendar (Additional 61887) for St Guthlac on 11 April, marked 'festive in holandia' (Holland near Croyland, in the Lincoln diocese) (f. 2v) and Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln (b. 1135, d. 1200) (f. 6).
?Sir John Pattishall (b. c. 1293, d. 1349): the Pattishall (?) coat of arms and a miniature with kneeling figures identified as the early owners on 2 leaves from the same manuscript now held in a private collection (see Michael, 'Destruction, Reconstruction and Invention' (1990), p. 39 plate 5, and p. 101 n. 10).
?Alice Pattishall (b. c. 1330, d. 1398), wife of Sir Thomas Wake of Blisworth (b. c. 1319, d. 1383): perhaps inherited from her father, Sir John Pattishall.
?Sir Philip Courtenay (b. c. 1400, d. 1463), great-grandson of Alice Pattishall and Sir Thomas Wake: perhaps inherited by him, and his wife Elizabeth Hungerford (b. c. 1400, d. 1476), sister of Robert Hungerford (b. c. 1400, d. 1459).
Robert Hungerford, 2nd Baron Hungerford (b. c. 1400, d. 1459) and his wife Margaret Botreaux (d. 1478): obits added to the calendar in the 15th century (Additional 61887, ff. 1v, 3).
?Charles Richard Montague Ede (b. 1921, d. 2002), publisher, dealer in art and antiquities, and founder of Folio Fine Art: see Michael, 'Destruction, Reconstruction and Invention' (1990), p. 107 n. 75.
Folio Fine Art Ltd, London, booksellers: its catalogue no. 72, May 1970, no. 251; a former tag with the words: ‘Folio Fine Art, Stock no. 4355, price £180’ (see Michael, 'Destruction, Reconstruction and Invention' (1990), p. 107 n. 75).
The Hon. Christopher Alan Lennox-Boyd (b. 1941, d. 2012), collector: his sale, Christie’s, London, 9 December 1981, lot 230; purchased by the British Library.
Notes This is a leaf from one of a small number of English Books of Hours to have survived from the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries.
The present folio is from the hour of None in the Hours of the Virgin, preceded by the end of a prayer in Anglo-Norman French, incipit '-corde et a ta grace et a les mortz repos et pardoun', explicit, 'a nous peccheours ta glorie benure qui estel dieus et regnez pardurableme[n]t amen' (recto).
The British Library holds additional leaves from the original Book of Hours: Additional 61887 (six folios from the calendar) and Additional 72707 (a single leaf from the Litany).
For further identified leaves from the Hungerford Hours, see Appendix 1 in Michael, 'Destruction, Reconstruction and Invention' (1990), pp. 94-96. More recent sales catalogues featuring leaves from the manuscript include: Sotheby’s Catalogue of Western Manuscripts and Miniatures, 7 December 1992, lot 8 (five leaves), and 5 December 1994, lot 5 (see Zeileis, Piu ridon le carte: Buchmalerei aus Mittelalter und Renaissance (2004), no. 144); Maggs, European Bulletin, 19 (1994), no. 48; Reiss & Sohn, Königstein im Taunus, 27 October 2009, lots 834 and 835; Quaritch Catalogue 1396: Medieval Manuscripts (2010), no. 12 (Stanford, Stanford University Library M1769), and Sotheby's, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books, 23 May 2017, lot 17, with an Anglo-Norman prayer. In addition, there is a leaf held by the Lilly Library, Indiana University (see de Hamel, Gilding the Lilly (2010), no. 44).
Select bibliography Janet Backhouse, ‘An English Calendar circa 1330’, in Fine Books and Book Collecting: Books and Manuscripts Acquired from Alan G. Thomas and Described by his Customers on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday , ed. by Christopher de Hamel and Richard A. Linenthal (Leamington Spa: James Hall, 1981), pp. 8-10.

M. A. Michael, ‘Destruction, Reconstruction and Invention: The Hungerford Hours and English Manuscript Illumination of the Early Fourteenth Century’, English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, Volume 2, ed. by P. Beal and J. Griffiths (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990), pp. 33-108.

The British Library Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts, New Series 1981-1985, 2 vols (London: The British Library, 1995), I, p. 45.

Ruth Dean and Maureen Bolton, Anglo-Norman Literature, A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts (London: Anglo-Norman Text Society, 1999), no. 986.

Christopher de Hamel, Gilding the Lilly: A Hundred Medieval and Illuminated Manuscripts in the Lilly Library (Bloomington, IN: Lilly Library 2010), p. 97.


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