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Name: Horae

Repository: Ballarat Art Gallery

Settlement: Ballarat

Associated Manuscript Items:

Library ref: Ms Crouch 13

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

Binding: 15c. calf over oak boards; covers bear daisies interwoven with floral sprays and lozenges with quatrefoil clovers, all in blind; spine partly re-backed and has gilt lettering FLEMISH (sic) MS. / SAEC. XV. Modern brass clasps without straps.


Collation: (10)1-6 (8)7 (12)8 (8)9 (11)10 (10)11-16 (11)17 (10)18-24 Quire 17 probably lacks its tenth sheet. Fols 235v.-240v., Ar.-Av. are blank.


Condition: Edges trimmed

Deco desc: red rubrics; caps alternately red and blue sixty-one small illuminated initials (25 x 18mm.); seven large ones (32 x 30, 30 x 28mm.) in gold, red, or sepia, or green, or grey, or blue on 1r., 28r., 32v., 37r., 41v., 129r., 156v

Dimensions: 115 x 80 mm

Extent: i + 240


Hand desc: German littera hybrida


Layout: one col. of 14 lines

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Orig date: s. xv2

Orig place:

Origin: the mixture of Low and High German in the devotional pieces suggests the region of Cologne

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

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 178


Signatures: a few quire signatures remain

Support: vellum


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