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Fragmenta manuscripta: Book of Hours

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Book of Hours


1500 - 1525


Contents: End of the prayer to the Virgin, following straight on after Fragmenta Manuscripta 212v; with concluding prayer to the Virgin, for her intercession at the Last Judgment.
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. 212 and RARE RES BX2080.A1 1500 for 7 other leaves from this manuscript. All are cropped in the same manner; modern pencil foliation in lower left corner, "17" (?).


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


Fragmenta Manuscripta 213



Parchment - 179 x 66 mm - One column with 15 lines (remaining 18 of 33 lines are blank), no bounding lines or ruling marks visible




manuscript fragment

Production Place(s)

Tours?, France