Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76993
Accession number: 
MS G.50
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
England, possibly York, 1316-1331.
Binding: 
White half-pigskin over old boards.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
164 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 169 x 111 mm
Provenance: 
Member of the de Lisle family; their arms (or, a fesse sable between two chevrons sable) on fol. 19; dedication on fol. 122 written by Robert de Lisle giving the book to his daughter Audere and after her death to his daughter Alborou; Roger de Bettesthorne, 1331; John and Eleanor de Mere, fourteenth century (?); Emme Drew, fourteenth or fifteenth century (?); James Spoor, before 1787 or 1789; George Shepherd, 1787 or 1789; Margett Colefer; London, Sotheby's, May 19, 1958, lot 96; purchased there by Arthur Rau, Paris for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Sarum (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in England, possibly York, 1316-1331.
The De Lisle Hours dates between 1316 and 1331 because of the Short Office of the Cross, ascribed to Pope John XXII (1316-1334), on fols. 2v-4v, and the added note on the birth of Roger de Bettesthorne's son, John, 1331, on pastedown on inside front cover.
Decoration: 18 large miniatures, 10 historiated initials, 1 historiated margin, numerous decorated initials; this manuscript contains a rare cycle of the Ages of Man, picturing a woman and man conversing, the latter aging steadily.

Script: 
textura.
Language: 
Latin and French, Anglo-Norman
Century: 
Classification: