[Manuscript Leaf 15th Century, Northern Netherlands]

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15th-century Book of Hours originating from the Nothern Netherlands [Utrecht], ca. 1430s. Dutch text from the Long Hours of the Cross displayed in single column, 19 lines, gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, capitals struck with red, eight one-line initials in red or blue, verso with one three-line initial in burnished gold embellished with red penwork and extensions' full border composed of a vertical bar border of burnished gold and blue with white tracery, the bars with hairline stems emanating from each end and spreading across the top and bottom and along the fore-edge margin, these vines bearing burnished gold … continued below

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1 leaf ([1] p.) ; 15 x 11 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. [1430..1439].

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15th-century Book of Hours originating from the Nothern Netherlands [Utrecht], ca. 1430s. Dutch text from the Long Hours of the Cross displayed in single column, 19 lines, gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, capitals struck with red, eight one-line initials in red or blue, verso with one three-line initial in burnished gold embellished with red penwork and extensions' full border composed of a vertical bar border of burnished gold and blue with white tracery, the bars with hairline stems emanating from each end and spreading across the top and bottom and along the fore-edge margin, these vines bearing burnished gold trefoils, delicate daisies, and pink and green buds, with the text opened by a 10-line initial "H" in highly burnished gold on a pink and blue ground with white tracery, in the center of the initial a draped flowering vine.

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1 leaf ([1] p.) ; 15 x 11 cm.

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A teaching collection, purchased in 2018, of 37 leaves from illuminated manuscripts, 36 of which are on vellum/parchment, and one on paper. Disbound, each leaf in mylar enclosure, the whole housed in custom clam-shell with off-white cloth covering.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: UNTA_b6027195-010
  • Call Number: 10) Book of Hours - 1430s - N.Netherlands/Utrecht
  • UNT Catalog No.: b6027195 | View in Discover
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1836064

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[Manuscript Leaf 15th Century, Northern Netherlands], text, [1430..1439]; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1836064/: accessed April 24, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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