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[Book of hours: MS.1986.093]

Collection MS-1986-093: [Book of hours: MS.1986.093]


  • Creation: between 1450-1475


Manuscript codex; written in the Netherlands. [leaves 1r-12v] Calendar of Utrecht -- [leaves 14r-59v] Hours of the Virgin -- [leaves 60r-67v] Prayers and suffrages -- [leaves 69r-90v] Seven penitential Psalms and litany -- [leaves 92r-117v] Hours of eternal wisdom -- [leaves 118-146v] Hours of the Holy Spirit -- [leaves 146v-147v] In praise of Mary -- [leaves 148r-183r] Long hours of the cross -- [leaves 186r-227v] Office of the dead.

Language of Materials

In Middle Dutch; calendar in Middle Dutch and Latin.

Restrictions on Access

Available digitally. Access restricted to digital version.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.


0.75 Linear Feet (1 container) : 227 leaves ; 19 cm


Gift of Richard O'Brien (1964).

Existence of digital copies

Available digitally.

Materials Specific Details

Parchment, color illustrations. Gothic script on vellum, ruled in brown, one column of 20 lines per page (calendar, 16 lines), writing text block of 90 x 55 mm.; calendar of 74 x 65 mm. Decoration: illuminated, with 4 full-page minatures. Capitals stroked with red; 1-line initials alternate red and blue; 2-line initials alternate red and blue on blue pen-flourish fields; 4-to-5-line initials alternate red openwork on blue and purple pen-flourish fields infilled with purple, green and yellow wash; 5-to-11-line initials are in red and blue openwork on blue and red pen-flourish fields infilled with green, purple and yellow wash. The miniatures are on singletons inserted thusly: [leaf 13] the Annunciation (Hours of the Virgin); [leaf 68v] the Last Judgment (Seven Penitential Psalms; [leaf 91v] the Ascension (Hours of eternal wisdom); [leaf 185v] the Entombment of Christ (Office of the Dead). Armorial bookplate of the Prince of Liechtenstein on front pastedown.

[Book of hours: MS.1986.093]
between 1450-1475
Marc Only
2018 March
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States