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Name: Horae

Repository: Mitchell Library, Special Collections

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:

Library ref: it s awaiting the allocation of a shelf-mark

Acquisition: purchased from Mr Strong in 1956

Binding: 18c. (?) morocco over boards, covers with central design and fleurons gilt-tooled.

Catchwords: quire signatures nearly all trimmed

Collation: (3)1 (4)2-9 (2)10 Fols 1r.Ñ3r., 36r.Ñ37v., Av.ÑBv. are blank


Condition: Edges trimmed and gilded quire signatures nearly all trimmed

Deco desc: red rubrics; caps gold and red, or gold, and blue, or gold, and green; a gold and red girdle frames each folio with text. There are six miniatures (71 x 48 or 72 x 46mm.) in blue, red, green, sepia, gold, white, vermilion, depicting John the Evangelist (3v.), Christ at prayer in the Garden of Gethse mane (9v.), Crucifixion (20r.), Pentecost (24r.), Trinity (28r.), Virgin and Child (32r.).

Dimensions: 88 x 64 mm

Extent: ii + 37

Foliation: foliation modern pencil by arabic numerals 1Ñ33 on fols 3Ñ35

Hand desc: French littera hybrida


Layout: one col. of 18 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Exhibition, p.25 no.55.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xvex

Orig place:


Provenance: inside front cover in 19c. hands are Ô534Õ and Ô156/5Õ; inside back cover are illegible scribbles and Ô12 [see sign] Ar. carries Ô82Õ; 35v. has Ô86Õ; 1r. has Ôp.x.x.Õ; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate (motto BE JUST AND FEAR NOT) of Edward Arnold which includes the name and address ÔAndrew W. Arnold, The Grove, Dorking, SurreyÕ; the MS. passed from this family to a relative of P. Strong Esq., of Mosman, N.S.W.;

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 63



Support: vellum, fly leaves i-ii 18 c. laid paper


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