University of Delaware Library

Catholic Church.

Book of hours : Use of Noyon

circa 1500s


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 095, Item 031


Creator: Catholic Church.


Title: Book of hours : Use of Noyon


Inclusive Dates: circa 1500s


Extent: 1 v. (130 leaves) ; 175 x 120 (95 x 60) mm. bound to 180 x 125 mm.


Abstract: Book of hours, probably for the Use of Noyon.


Language: Materials in Latin and French.



Citation

MSS 095, Item 031, Catholic Church, Book of hours : Use of Noyon, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 095: Shelved in SPEC VAULT MSS

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, 2008.

Processing

Cataloged by Jennifer MacDonald, 2008. Encoded by Jaime Margalotti, March 2014.

Materials Available in Alternative Format

Portions of the manuscript to be digitized and made available through the University of Delaware Library's Digital Collections website at ARTstor Commons. The listing of digitized leaves appears below.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Historical Note

Origin: Written in Northern France, possibly Amiens, in the 16th century.

Sources:

Information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

Book of hours, probably for the Use of Noyon.

Ms. codex.

Title from dealer’s description.

Collation: Parchment, fol. iii + 127 + ii (paper) ; 1-2² 3-4(superscript 6) 5-19(superscript 8) 20² ; some quiremarks.

Description: 130 leaves ; parchment, ill. ; 175 x 120 (95 x 60) mm. bound to 180 x 125 mm.

Layout: Written in 20 long lines; ruled in red ink with double upper horizontal bounding lines; prickings in outer margins; some vertical catchwords.

Decoration: 10 large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs: fol. 14r, St. John the Evangelist writing; fol. 19r, Agony in the Garden; 33r, Annunciation; 40r, Visitation; 47r, Nativity; 50v, Annunciation to the Shepherds; 53r, Adoration of the Magi; 58v, Flight into Egypt; 66v, David in prayer; 83r, Raising of Lazarus. 6 9-16-line historiated initials with illumination, depicting the Passion; 11 3-7-line historiated initials with illumination; 1-2-, 5-, and 9-line illuminated initials. Illumination executed by two artists.

Script: Written in brown ink in two sizes of a well formed lettre bâtarde.

Binding: 19th century leather binding by Hans Asper with working metal clasp and fitted case.

Shelfmark: University of Delaware, MSS 095.031.

Contents: 1. fol. 1r: Calendar. 2. fol. 14r: Gospel sequences. 3. fol. 19r: Passion sequence. 4. fol. 27v: Obsecro te for male use. 5. fol. 30r: O intemerata. 6. fol. 33r: Hours of the Virgin. 7. fol. 66v: Penitential Psalms and Litany. 8. fol. 83r: Office of the Dead. 9. fol. 116r: Prayers to Christ. 10. fol. 117r: Prayers of Pope Leo with rubric in French. 11. fol. 119r: Prayer to the five feasts of the Virgin with rubric in French. 12. fol. 122r: Contemplations of the Virgin on the subject of the cross, with rubric in French.


Selected Search Terms

Alternate Title
Book of hours (Ms. University of Delaware 095.031)
Corporate Names
Catholic Church--Liturgy--Texts.
Topical Terms
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)--Specimens.
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)--Delaware--Newark.
Manuscripts, French--Specimens.
Manuscripts, French--Delaware--Newark.
Books of hours--France--Specimens.
Books of hours--Manuscripts--Specimens.
Form/Genre Terms
Book of hours.
Corporate Contributors
University of Delaware. Library. Manuscript. 095.031.
Scientific and Humanities Manuscript Collection (University of Delaware Library)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 095 Scientific and Humanities Manuscript collection.


Detailed Contents List

St. John the Evangelist writing   [leaf 14r]

One of ten large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs.

Nine line illuminated initial   [leaf 15v]

Agony in the Garden   [leaf 19r]

Miniature of scene from the Passion   [leaf 20r]

Seven line illuminated initial   [leaf 30r]

Annunciation   [leaf 33r]

One of ten large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs.

Visitation   [leaf 40r]

One of ten large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs.

Nativity   [leaf 47r]

One of ten large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs.

Annunciation to the Shepherds   [leaf 50v]

One of ten large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs.

Adoration of the Magi   [leaf 53r]

One of ten large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs.

Eight line illuminated initial with quarter border   [leaf 55v]

Flight into Egypt   [leaf 58v]

One of ten large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs.

Seven line illuminated initial with quarter border   [leaf 63v]

David in prayer   [leaf 66v]

One of ten large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs.

List of saints with decoration   [leaf 74v]

Prayers illustrated with three line illuminated initial and single line illuminated initials   [leaf 119v, 120r]

Raising of Lazarus   [leaf 83r]

One of ten large miniatures with full borders on brown or liquid gold grounds with foliage, bird and animal motifs.