BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 631
Catholic Church. Liturgy and Ritual. Hours. Portion of calendar for
French. France, late 15th century.
Parchment. 180 x 112 (106 x 64, with an illuminated marginal strip on the
outside of the leaf 26 mm. wide) mm. One column, 16 lines. Single vertical
bounding lines. Ruled in red ink.
Initials in red, blue, and gold. Illuminated marginal miniatures, one with
a man threshing wheat in a town and the other with a mythological
goat/serpent hybrid. Text in red, brown, and blue inks.
Gothic bastarda script.
Provenance: Donated by Walter Pforzheimer, 21 Dec 1981.