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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.


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


Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL:


Purchase, 2008.


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

Materials Available in Alternative Format

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The collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

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


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.

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. 14v, 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.

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

Book of hours : Use of Noyon , circa 1500s   [Item 031]

1 v.