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Name: Horae (Use of Rome)

Repository: Ballarat Art Gallery

Settlement: Ballarat

Associated Manuscript Items:
Horae (Use of Rome)

Library ref: Ms Crouch 8

Acquisition: R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944

Binding: old crimson velvet over boards; two clasps in the form of scallops.


Collation: (9)1 (8)2-16 i r.-ii v., iii r.-iv v. are blank


Condition: Edges cut and goffered. Water stains in the margins of 123-9 and affecting text.

Deco desc: Decoration is French in style: blue and black entries in the Calendar; blue or red rubrics; caps and fill-ins blue, and gold, or red, and gold. Initials white on gold with green and blue twigs. Twenty small miniatures (25 x 25mm.) in gold, green, blue, red, white, black depicting Luke (11v.), Matthew (12r.), Mark (13r.), Virgin and Child (20v., 23r.), Pietˆ (24r.), John Baptist (122v.), Peter and Paul (122v.), Stephen (123r.), Lawrence (123v.), Claudius (124r.), Anthony (124v.), Anianus (125r.), Martin (125v.), Francis (126r.), Clara (126r.), Agnes (126v.), Mary Magdalene (127r.), Genevieve (127v.), Paula (128r.). Fourteen large miniatures (100 x 55mm.) with the same colouring portraying John the Evangelist with Virgin and Child in the sky (10r.), Betrayal (14r.), Annunciation (26r.), Visitation (32v.), Crucifixion (41v.), Pentecost (43r.), Nativity (44r.), Shepherds (48v.), Magi (53r.), Presentation (57r.), Flight (61r.), Coronation of Virgin (67r.), David and Bathsheba (82r.), Job (95v.).

Dimensions: 110 x 68 mm

Extent: iv + 129


Hand desc: French stylized littera gothica textualis


Layout: one col. of 24 lines

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Orig date: s. xvi1

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Origin: Perhaps Angers is the provenance based on the names in the Litany

Provenance: inside front cover is ÔEx libris R. A. CrouchÕ

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 173



Support: vellum


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