Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77085
Accession number: 
MS M.198
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Amiens, France, ca. 1480.
Binding: 
French or Belgian 18th century morocco with gold tooling and 2 clasps.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
126 leaves (1 column, 24 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 110 x 80 mm
Provenance: 
First owner: Ailly de Sains (?), or desairs, or desalds, or desaids (arms: quarterly, 1-4, gules, bearing an inescutcheon gules a cross or a chief checky of argent and azure; 2-3, gules a bend dexter vaire of azure and argent; crest a demi-hound (?), collared and langued gules, muzzled vert winged or; motto: changier ne veulx); purchased May 18, 1895 by Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 32; 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 Amiens (Hours of the Virgin) and Rome (Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in France, probably Amiens, ca. 1480.
Decoration: 1 full-page illumination of arms on fol. 1v; 37 miniatures.

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