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Name: IV Horae (fragment)

Repository: State Library of Victoria

Settlement: Melbourne

Associated Manuscript Items:
IV Horae (fragment)

Library ref: *096/R66, stock no.434116

Acquisition: acquired from W. H. Robinson with the assistance of the Felton Bequest 1.2.1936

Binding: 16c. calf over boards, gilt-tooled in Lyonese style, re-backed without lettering. The volume is enclosed in a case, also calf, by Gruel


Collation: (8)36-37


Condition: Edges trimmed and gilded. The four manuscripts have been bound together since the 16c

Deco desc: red rubrics; caps and initials in gold, red, blue

Dimensions: 170 x 122 mm

Extent: part of a four MS codex

Foliation: 255-70; codex foliated in modern arabic 1-269, omitting a folio between 58 and 59

Hand desc: French littera gothica textualis formata


Layout: one col. of 21 lines

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List bibl: J. W. Doyle SJ, ÔAue porta paradisiÕ, Australasian Catholic Record, Vol.XVII (1940), pp.232-40, 321-32 the text of this edition being subsequently translated into English and published by Martin Haley, Ave Porta Paradisi (Hail Gate of Paradise) 150 Marian Stanzas from a 13th Century Latin Manuscript in the possession of the Melbourne Public Library, Burragong, N.S.W. 1950; K. V. Sinclair, ÔUn Psautier de Lambert le Bgue ˆ MelbourneÕ, Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol.1(1964), pp.5-10, and ÔLes Manuscrits du Psautier de Lambert le Bgue, Romania, Vol.LXXXVI (1965), pp.24-5; Exhibition, p.23, no.50 and frontispiece.

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Provenance: Br.-Bv. 15c. French hand is an account by Simon le Gloux of the capture of Hugues Henry in 1443 and of his death in 1444, and of the death of his wife Marguerite de Loyesme, in 1482 ; inside front cover in 16c. hands ÔRemond. ex legato domini Ioannis Remondi. Lambert . . . ex legato domini nicolai lambert patris mei . . . maire et baillyÕ ; Bv.-Cv. carry notes in French about members of the BŽgat family in the years 1537-48; the MS. was purchased at SothebyÕs London on 31 July 1934 by Gabriel Wells, then later by W. H. Robinson; it was acquired from them in 1936 by the State Library with the assistance of the Felton Bequest see Ar. ÔPresented to the Public Library of Victoria by Felton Bequest 1.2.1936Õ; inside back cover ÔDon Felton Bequest [pound sign]390. 1.2.36Õ and shelf-mark *096/R66; inside front cover is the libraryÕs stock no.434116.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 216 IV



Support: vellum


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