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Name: Horae

Repository: State Library of South Australia

Settlement: Adelaide

Associated Manuscript Items:

Library ref: 096/Sp. - c.1500

Acquisition: acquired in 1963 from Alan G. Thomas

Binding: 19c. calf over boards carrying a stamped floral pattern in blind. The spine has been repaired with red brocade on which is white ink lettering O96/Sp. - c.1500.


Collation: (12)1 (2)2 (7)3-5 (8)6 (5)7 (8)8 (6)9-10 (5)11 (7)12 (6)13 (7)14 (8)15-16 (7)17 (8)18-21 (5)22 (9)23 (8)24-28 (10)29 One sheet is missing from each of quires 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 17, and two are wanting in quires 9 and 10. Fols 69r.-71v. should be read after 79v. and before 80r. Fols 62v., Br.-Bv. are blank.


Condition: Edges trimmed and gilded. No miniatures remain.

Deco desc: black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; small initials in blue and gold, black and gold, blue and red; large initials in gold, blue and red, with white tracery. No miniatures remain.

Dimensions: 100 x 70 mm

Extent: ii + 212


Hand desc: French littera gothica textualis formata


Layout: one col. of 14 lines (Calendar 16)

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Orig date: s. xv2

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Origin: The Horae appear to have originated in French Flanders near the German border based on the names included in the Litany and Calendar.

Provenance: Ar. by modern pencil Ô5000Õ; lv. by modern pencil ÔHD/-/-Õ; Av. by modern pencil ÔJ and stamp indicating shelf-mark and year of acquisition ÔP.L. of S.A. Reference Collection. O96/Sp. 23 Jun. 1963Õ

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 159



Support: vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern brown paper


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