- Catholic Church.
Includes prayers to Christ and the Virgin, prayers for use at Mass, prayers to the Holy Sacrament and to St Anne, prayers to Christ on the Cross, the Verses of St Bernard, a prayer with an offer of indulgence ascribed to Urban V (pope 1363-1370), prayers to the Eternal Wisdom etc.
Archived by the National Library of New Zealand.
Title supplied from: Manion, M.M. Medieval and renaissance manuscripts in New Zealand collections.
Orignal manuscript created in Northern Netherlands in the final quarter of the 15th century.
Collation of original manuscript: i8 [of 8, lacking i] ii-ix8, x7 [iv is a single sheet], xi-xviii8, xix7 [ii is a single sheet], xx-xxiii8; lacking a leaf at the beginning but gatherings 10 and 19 seem to be complete. Single column, 19-21 lines (mostly 20 lines), ruled in fine black ink, written space 90 x 63 mm, text written in Dutch on vellum in black ink in a calligraphic gothic bookhand, rubrics in red; capitals touched in red.
Binding of original: brown mottled sheepskin, probably 18th century, blind tooled.
Decoration of original: Approximately 36 initials (2-5 line, mostly 3-line) in blue with red penwork usually extending up and down the margins; six larger decorated initials (one 6-line, others 5-line) in divided red and blue with penwork in both colours; three decorated initials: an 8-line initial 'O' (f.19) in red and blue with tracery in white and liquid gold on a cusped burnished gold ground with a border of soft coloured acanthus leaves and gold bezants infilled with tiny brown dots; a 7-line initial 'O' (f.50v) in burnished gold on a red-brown ground with white tracery and with a 2-sided border of red penwork infilled with green dots; and a 5-line initial 'O' (f.54v) in burnished gold on a red-brown ground with white tracery and with a 2-sided border in red and blue with green dots.
Provenance of original: 19th century armorial bookplate of Charles Robert des Ruffieres; sold from the estate of Ruffieres at Sotheby's, 4 March 1899, lot 1755, to Dobell. 20th century pictorial bookplate of E.C. Simpson; remained in family following Simpson's death; sold at Dunbar Sloane Wellington auction 22 April 2009, lot 147, purchased by the Alexander Turnbull Library. Acc. 401379.
Manion, M.M. Medieval and renaissance manuscripts in New Zealand collections, no.173
Electronic reproduction. : Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand, 2012. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Reproduction of Alexander Turnbull Library Rare Book copy.
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- Original version: [Prayerbook, Dutch]] [manuscript]
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- Digital Collection 81268192800002836 Alma Collection
- [between1475 and 1500]
- 1 electronic document ( leaves (19-21 lines)) ;digital, TIFF files.
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