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Diurnal (Dominican Use)

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Diurnal (a book containing the daytime offices for the canonical hours of prayer), with 309 folios (ff.) and 1 leaf. ff. 1 - 4v: Calendar (beginning with May) ff. 5 - 5v: [blank] ff. 6 - 126: Temporale ff. 126 - 213: Sanctorale ff. 213 - 222: Commons ff. 232 - 297: Ferial diurnale ff. 297v -...

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In the 19th century, with English dealer [dealer's description laid in]. By 1909, with Dr. Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1909, gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: August 26, 1909)

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

German, Medieval (Gothic), about 1300–50

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Overall (page dimensions): 18 x 12.8 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink on parchment; bindings of vellum over pasteboards with ink and gilding




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts