B107 Book of Hours – Dutch Manuscript

Photograph of the binding of the Book of Hours.Book of hours : with calender and rubrics in Dutch.

Holland : Place unknown, 15??

Illuminated manuscript.
Written in gothica textualis on vellum.

Written in gold; Calendar in Flemish, in red and black; feast and translation of St Romuald of Mailines are in red; blue gold and green ornamentation, illuminated initials and borders.

Contents: Calendar – Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Penitential Psalms and Litany – Office for the Dead – Single leaf containing the end of the Te Deum

Red morocco binding with gold design on cover and spine, pink marbled endpapers: French binding of the 19th century.



Photograph of a double page from the Book of Hours.

The signature “Anna Portebois” occurs on f.17v. in a 16th or 17th century hand.

This one is everyone’s favourite, to the extent that we recently had to have the binding conserved.  Sadly the second half of December is missing.

Photograph of a double page from the Book of Hours (Dutch manuscript).