Book of Hours

Record ID: 
182318
Accession number: 
MS W.30
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
France, probably Paris, ca. 1500-1510.
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
171 leaves (1 column, 17 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 103 x 64 mm.
Provenance: 
Wakefield Book Shop; purchased from Wakefield Book Shop in 1954 as gift to Julia Parker Wightman from her father (Christmas tag in box inscribed "Julie from Pop"); JPW 2469; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours, use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in France, probably Paris, ca. 1500-1510.
Decoration: 12 half-page miniatures with full borders, 6 small miniatures, 5 with full borders, 1 with three-sided border.
Textiles: box case lined with velvet.
Binding: Brown calf, blind tooled, one brass clasp; in brown morocco box with marbled paper sides, lined in purple velvet, by JPW.

Script: 
bastarda.
Language: 
Latin and French
Century: 
Classification: