Bound in dark brown leather over paper or parchment pasted to beveled wooden boards; boards detached. Remains of brass corner pieces on lower board. Line image of a figure with raised right hand tooled in blind on upper board; a cross with the word 'Orae' tooled in blind on lower board.
Imitative of a late Italian Gothica textualis script.
Leaves - and - blank.
Written in Latin in black ink with flourished two-line initials in blue and red ink, marking text divisions. Single-line capitals in alternating red and blue occur approximately every other line. All initials, capitals, and fillers unrealized after leaf [12v].
No pricking, ruling, quire signatures or catchwords evident.
Date of creation inferred from the presence of two hymns 'Rex Christe virtus fortium' and 'O quot undis lachrimarum', both composed in the 18th century.
Title from contents. Principally, though not exclusively, a collection of Marian antiphons used at different Divine Offices.
Previously housed in MS Coll 00045, item 62-90 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/5280735
Purchase; Charles F. Worel; 1952; MS.15.096.