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Name: Horae (use of Rome)

Repository: National Library of Australia

Settlement: Canberra

Associated Manuscript Items:
Horae (use of Rome)

Library ref: MS.1097/6

Acquisition: acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964

Binding: 18c. (?) mottled calf, spine gilt with blindÑtooled lettering UFIZIO / DELLA / MADONA.

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (8)1-3 (6)4 (8)5-7 (10)8 (7)9 (8)10-14 (6)15 (8)16-18. Ar. 141r., Br.ÑBv. are blank


Condition: Edges trimmed and gilded

Deco desc: Florentine style: red rubrics; caps alternately red and blue; coloured initials, unfinished on 8v., 21r., 24v., 27v., 31r., 37w, 53r., 96r., while between 112r. and 140v. the initials are blue with red penwork, or red, with penwork; one historiated initial on 1r. depicting the Virgin and Child and coloured lilac, dark blue, green, mauve, and gold; 1r. carries also a full border of intertwined leaves and flowers (gold, brown, lilac, red, blue) and in the lower margin are two angelini, a laurel wreath around a shield azur (now pale blue) with a camel now brown and grey (through oxidization).

Dimensions: 154x 110 mm

Extent: ii + 141


Hand desc: Italian littera gothica textualis


Layout: one col. of 14 or 15 lines

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Orig date: s. xiv2

Orig place: [Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon


Provenance: 141v. a late 15c. hand has transcribed an Oratio post diuinum officium (text almost washed out); erasures on 9r., 17r., 22v., 55r. and an illegible signature on l4lv.; inside back cover in 19c. ink is ÔNo. 30Õ; inside front cover the note ÔMary E. Kavanagh left this book to her nephew Lord Clifford 1898Õ

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 8


Signatures: a few quire signatures

Support: vellum


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