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Book of Hours


1500 - 1525


Contents: Contains a long prayer to the Virgin, addressing moments of salvation history, each prefaced by an invocation, "Vera virgo et mater quae filium dei genuisti verum deum et verum hominem," and each followed by a doxology, "Dominus tecum."
Provenance: John Bagford (1650s-1716) to St. Martin-in-the-Fields; sale 1861 to Sir Thomas Phillipps, n.15758; his sale 22 May, 1913, lot 742; Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962) sale Sotheby's 3 April, 1957; William Salloch (Ossining NY) Cat. 258 (1968) to U. Missouri.
Script: Humanistic
Condition: Show signs of damage from the flooding of London drains, 1846, in house of John Boykott Jarman. MS broken by Maggs, 1920; trimmed close to border decoration including an ogival shape around the knot in the lower margin
Notes: See also Frag. Man. 213 and RARE RES BX2080.A1 1500 for 7 other leaves from this manuscript. All are cropped in the same manner; Frag 212r Modern pencil foliation in lower left corner, "16" (?).


M. McC. Gatch, "Fragmenta Manuscripta and Varia at Missouri and Cambridge," Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society9 (1990) 434-75.


Fragmenta Manuscripta 212



Parchment - 179 x 66 mm - One column with 33 lines, no discernable bounding lines or ruling marks, with decorative border around text




manuscript fragment


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