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Book of Hours (Use of Lisieux, for female patron)

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Book of Hours with 136 folios (ff.) and 3 leaves. ff. 1 - 12v: Calendar ff. 13 - 26: Hours of the Virgin (Use of Lisieux) (ff. 13 - 24v: Matins) (ff. 25 - 36: Lauds) ff. 37 - 38v: Hours of the Cross (intercalated and abbreviated) f. 39 - 39v: Hours of the Holy Spirit (intercalated and...

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Faded fifteenth-century notes or inscription on f. 136v, possibly in French. Nineteenth-century descriptive notes in French on f.1 verso.


Paper front flyleaf with watermark "C. Baudrouet/ C. Dalancon".


By 1841, Adolphe Audenet (1800-1872), [see note 1]; March 11 - April 3, 1841, sold by Adolphe Audenet at Hotel Drouot, Paris, no. 21 [see note 2]. By 1921, with Joseph H. Clark; 1921, gift of Joseph H. Clark. (Accession date: June 6, 1912) NOTES: [1] See bookplate on f. i verso. [2] Hotel Drouot, "Catalogue d'une collection de très beaux livres tant anciens que modernes" (Paris, March 11 - April 3, 1841), p. 4, no. 21.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph H. Clark

French (Loire Valley), Medieval (Gothic), mid-15th century

Place of Manufacture

Loire Valley, France


Overall (page dimensions): 17.8 x 13.3 cm (7 x 5 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink with gold leaf on parchment; bindings of calfskin over pasteboards with marbleized pastedowns and endpapers, gilded spine




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