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Name: Horae

Repository: Mitchell Library

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Horae (Use of Rome)

Library ref: 1/7b

Acquisition: acquired by the library in 1918

Binding: binding of old rose velvet on silver ground over boards. Spine is damaged.

Catchwords: Some catchwords

Collation: 1)1 (4)2-6 (5)7 (4)8 (3)9 (2)10-11 (4)12 (5)13 (2)14 (3)15 (4)16-18 (1)19 (2)20 (3)21 (2)22 (3)23 (2)24 (3)25 (2)26 (8)27 (5)28 (3)29 (5)30 (4)31-35 (3)36-37 (8)38 (6)39 (3)40 (8)41-42 (6)43 (7)44 (4)45 (8)46 (5)47. Quire 1 lacks its first, third and fourth beets, quire 9 its first, 13 its first, 15 its last, 19 its second, 21 its first, 23 its first, 25 its first, 26 its first and fourth, 28 its first, 36 its fourth, 37 its first, 44 its fourth, and 47 its last three; Ar.ÑAv., l0v., 11r., 13v., 14r., 22v., 23r., 3 41v., 64v., 66v., 76v., 94v., 103v., 104r., Br.ÑBv. are blank. Fols 52Ñ64 have been misbound.


Condition: Edges cut and tinted red

Deco desc: northern Italian: black, and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; caps blue-grey on red, and gold; illuminated initials (20 x 20mm.) with full borders of fruit, flowers, birds, and insects on gold grounds on 12r., 15r., 24r., 37r., 42r., 67r., 72r., 82r 95r., 105r., 171r. One historiated initial depicting the Pietˆ on 164r. The full borders are also found on the folios with miniatures. The latter measure 58 x 38mm. and are in blue, grey, white, red, gold, and portray Christ with orb (11v.), Virgin and Child (14v.), Annunciation ( Pentecost (36v.), David in prayer (104v.).

Dimensions: 86 x 60 mm

Extent: ii + 191


Hand desc: French littera gothica textualis


Layout: one col. of 16 lines (Calendar 17)

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Catalogue of J. T. HackettÕs Art Collection sold by auction by J. R. Lawson, Sydney 1918, p.49; Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales for the year 1918, Sydney 1919, p. 2; K. V. Sinclair, ÔManuscrits mŽdiŽvaux dÕorigine franciscaine en AustralieÕ, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum, Vol.LVI1 (1964), p. 376.

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Orig date: s. xviin

Orig place:


Provenance: inside front cover and almost effaced is ÔN.9Õ and Ô7Õ; the volume was owned by James Thompson Hackett (no.494)

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 53



Support: vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper


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