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[Connolly book of hours: MS.1986.097]

Collection MS-1986-097: [Connolly book of hours: MS.1986.097]


  • Creation: 15th century

Scope and Contents

Illuminated fifteenth century French manuscript. A complete Book of Hours, in Latin and French.

Language of Materials

In Latin; calendar in French.

Restrictions on Access

Fragile original; available digitally. Access restricted to the 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.


1 Linear Feet (1 v. Slipcase) : 159 leaves ; 15 cm


Manuscript codex; written in France.


Gift of Terence L. Connolly (before 1986).

Existence of Digital Copies

Available digitally. A link is included in the inventory.

Materials Specific Details

In vellum. Color illustrations. Gothic script on vellum, 18 lines per page (calendar, 17 lines), writing block of 95 x 58 mm. Decoration: 29 illuminations; 14 measure 36 x 36 mm and 15 measure 110 x 63 mm. Calendar is not illuminated. The Gospel readings begin with a large-scale illumination of St. John; the other three evangelists and illuminated in the smaller scale, as are the prayers. The eight offices of the Virgin have large-scale illuminations, as do the beginning of the Penitential Psalms, the Short Hours of the Cross, the Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, the Office of the Dead, the Joys of the Virgin, and the Requests to Our Lord. The Suffrages of the Saints have nine small-scale illuminations. Borders of flowers, fruit, animals (some mythic) and foliage in reds, browns, blues, greens and gold leaf, with pen and ink scrolls and dots. Bound in 19th(?) century gold-tooled calf; silver clasp and post; four enamels of the Virgin on front cover; 19th century French marbled endpapers; gold foredges; in a solander box with spine title: French Book of Hours Ms. 86-97.

[Connolly book of hours: MS.1986.097]
15th century
Marc Only
2018 March
Language of description
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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