Ms. Codex 738 - Catholic Church - [Book of hours]
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[Book of hours] [manuscript].
158 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 158 x 107 (95 x 61) mm. bound to 164 x 106 mm.
Flemish hours of the Virgin Mary, with calendar of Utrecht, translation of Geert Groote.
Foliation: Parchment, iii (paper) + 158 + i (parchment); [1-159]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 20 long lines.
Script: Written in a Gothic book hand with notes in a later hand on the last folio and the back endleaf.
Decoration: Rubrics in red, alternating red and blue capitals, illuminated historiated initials with illuminated borders of Madonna and Child (f. 13r), Gregorian Man of Sorrows (f. 47r), Christ in the attitude of Benediction (f. 75r), Pentecost (f. 95r), The Last Judgment (f. 111r), and Hell's Mouth (f. 127r); one initial appears to be unfinished (f. 69r). Water damage to a number of illuminations and borders.
Binding: Contemporary blind stamped goatskin over wooden boards, lower cover detached, upper cover nearly detached.
Origin: Written in the northeast Netherlands (dialect), 15th century (Webber).
Incipit: Hier begint onser wrouwen ghetide (f. 13r).
Notes in a later hand (to 1684) on final 2 leaves comprise a family history of the Brantzum family of Friesland. A transcription of this chronicle of the Brantzum family and corrections to the description of the ms. by Philip E. Webber have been made by Lydia Wierda and shelved with the manuscript.
UPenn Ms. Codex 738.
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 738