Book of hours
Belgium, ca. 1475.
17th-century rose velvet in blue morocco case lettered: Canterbury Hours.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
213 + 2 leaves (13 lines)
Given (Mar. 13, 1561) by Cornelius Herlenus (Herlin) of Rosenthal, rector of the University of Dillingen to Martha Kleindinstin (dedication with border decoration on verso of second flyleaf); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Sarum; written and illuminated in Belgium, ca. 1475.
Decoration: 25 full-page miniatures, 9 historiated initials.
Title on case: Canterbury hours