Book of hours
Raised bands--Specimens--France--15th century
Wooden boards--Specimens--France--15th century
Religious calendars--Specimens--France--15th century
Catholic Church FranceCatholic Church Prayers and devotions Early works to 1800Manuscripts, LatinBooks of hours--Manuscripts--TextsBooks of hours--France--ArrasManuscripts, Medieval
Leaves [1-3] and  verso- in a later hand.
Bound in contemporary oak boards with plain brown leather covering; sewn on four exposed raised bands.
Gothic minuscule script; 1 column of 14 lines (80 x 60 mm.).
Written by several hands in Latin with some rubrics in French; in black ink with ornamental initials in gold, red, and blue; eight pages contain illuminated borders and initials.
The liturgical calendar follows the Arras usage, with special attention given to the feasts of saints peculiar to that region (e.g. St Legier, St Aubert, St Bertin, St Geri, St Vindicien and St Winnoc). The multiple celebrations of the feast of the Merovinigian bishop, St Vaast throughout the year (6 Feb., 13 Feb., 15 Jul., 1 Oct.) suggest that this book was probably created for the monastic church of St Vaast in Arras.
Leaf  verso and  recto slightly damaged; leaves - ruled, but without text added.
With catchwords and some evidence of pricking.
Title from: Bond & Faye, Supplement, p. 534, no. 18.
Acquired from the ROM, 28 Jan. 1975.