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Beinecke MS 576
Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. Hours. Horae, with calendar in French.
Latin manuscript. France, 15th century (3rd quarter). Vellum 1 + 162 ff. (168
x 116 mm.) 1 column, 14 lines Gothic script. Seventeen miniatures with full
borders; illuminated initials in gold, blue, and rose; borders with
arabesques, flowers, birds, and grotesques. Bound in brown morocco, gilt, with
yellow silk lining, gilt; silver clasp.
I-II^^6, III^^10 (3 cut out), IV^^10, V^^8 (1 missing), VI-IX^^8, X^^6,
XI^^8, XII^^10, XIII-XIV^^8, XV^^10, XVI-XX^^8, XXI^^4.
Autograph of Edmond Augustus Charbonnet Du Plaine, United States Navy 1865.
Bookplate of John A. Spoor, 1921. Bequest of Charles J. Rosenbloom, 1 October
Comments: Mr. Walter Cahn says that the mention of the Translation of Terence
and two feasts of St. Clement in the calendar point to Metz as the place where
the manuscript was written.
Bibliography: S. Rutter and D. Gallup, "A Check-List of the Bequest [of
Charles J. Rosenbloom]," Yale University Library Gazette 49 (1975) p. 341, no.
171; "Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at Yale: A Selection," Yale
University Library Gazette 52 (1978) pp. 248-249, no. 71, pl. 25 [the date of
the Rosenbloom bequest was 1 Oct. 1974].