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Book of Hours (Possibly for Use of Péronne)

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Book of Hours with 180 folios (ff.) and 11 leaves. ff. 1 - 12: Calendar ff. 13 - 19v: Gospel readings ff. 19v - 23v: Obsecro te (masculine usage) ff. 23v - 28: O intemerata f. 28v: [blank] ff. 29 - 92: Hours of the Virgin (use unidentified, possibly Péronne) (ff. 29 - 41v: Matins) (ff. 42 -...

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Until 1874, Gardner Brewer (b. 1806 - d. 1874), Boston [see note 1]; by descent to his daughter, Caroline Abigail Brewer (Mrs. Arthur) Croft (d. 1898), Boston; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 1, 1901) NOTES: [1] An armorial bookplate of Gardner Brewer, with the motto "Memor et Fidelis," is on the inner front.

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Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

French (Loire Valley, possibly Tours), Medieval (Gothic), about 1450–75

Place of Manufacture

Loire Valley, possible Tours, France


Overall (page dimensions): 18.2 x 13.5 cm (7 3/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink with gold on parchment; bindings of dark olive russian diced leather over boards with gilding




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