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Prayer Book

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Item Description

Title / Supplied: Prayer Book


  • Catholic Church

Source Document

Extent: 141 leaves : parchment ; 152 x 97 (120 x 66) mm.

Date Created: 1561 [inferred]

Physical Description

Collation: Parchment, fol. ii (modern parchment) + i + 138 + ii + ii (modern parchment). Layout: 21 long lines; ruled with hard point with a double border in purple ink. Decoration: Small scenes (c. 35 x 70 mm.) representing the activities and astrological sign for the corresponding season decorate the versos of fol. 1-12 of the calendar section. A full page illuminated representation of the Trinity with a border of flowers on a background of gold precedes the prayers on fol. 14v. Fol. 20r is decorated with an illuminated illustration of Jesus rising from the tomb with a gold border of red, blue, and pink flowers. Fol. 27r contains an illuminated depiction of Jesus carrying the cross and is bordered as fol. 20r. Dentelle initials of various sizes with pink and turquoise backgrounds are throughout fol. 1-108, following which there are blank spaces for initials and plain red initials. Verso of original front flyleaf contains a crude red painted cross and the number Mcccxxvii painted in red.


Bound by Gerlach in 1973.


Written in Cursiva Formata (Bastarda), but with vertical or near vertical "f" and straight "s".

Genre(s): codices

Language(s): Flemish

Note [Digital Version]

2010-04-28, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Note [Provenance]

From the library of Lucius E. Chittenden.

Note [Bibliography]

De Ricci, p. 2170, no. 8

Type of Resource: text

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Preferred citation

Prayer Book, TR Catholic Church. Liturgy and rituals. Hours. Prayers in Flemish., Special Collections, University of Vermont Library, (accessed February 25, 2018)

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