Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77005
Accession number: 
MS M.90
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
France, perhaps Verdun and Paris, ca. 1375.
Binding: 
French 16th-century brown morocco with semis of flames and tears and monograms in corners: P.B.D.M.; inlaid on brown calf, in red morocco case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
229 leaves (1 column, 12 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 130 x 100 mm
Provenance: 
George J.R. Gordon Collection (ca. 1870); Quaritch, general catalogue 1875-1877, no. 5234; general catalogue 1880, no. 50; catalogue 332 (1880), no. 39; general catalogue, VIII (1884), no. 17381; catalogue 369 (1886), no. 35712; catalogue 93 (1888), no. 206; catalogue 118 (1890), no. 528; catalogue 138 (Dec. 1893), no. 93; bought (Apr. 22, 1895) by William Morris; Richard Bennett (purchased from Morris's estate, 1897); Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 68; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Verdun (Hours of the Virgin?) with a prayer to Christ in French beginning on folio 205; written and illuminated in France, perhaps Verdun and Paris, ca. 1375.
Decoration: 17 miniatures painted on thin pieces of vellum and pasted onto the manuscript leaves.
Artist: Master of the Jean de Sy Bible.
Revised: 2015

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and French
Century: 
Classification: