Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 188 (T.8.20)
Title: Horae
Date of Creation: Between 1599 and 1699
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Horae. (L'Office de la Vierge Marie.)
Book of Hours of the B.V. Mary (text, Latin; rubrics, French):
Begins (1, 1 [f. 1] recto lines 1-8): L'OFFICE [red] | DE LA [blue] VIERGE [gilt] | MARIE [blue] | A MATINES [red] | Aue Maria. | D [gilt initial] Omine labia mea ape- | ries
Ends (18, 2 [f. 68] recto line 15): mino [space left for initial R] esp [space left for initial D] eo gratias
Remarks: On i, 1 verso is affixed the heraldic book-plate of "Joseph Smith, British Consul at Venice." See U.2.13 (Description) for a description of this book-plate.
On ii, 2 verso in pencil: In all probability | written by Jarry | Nicolas Jarry.
This note refers to the French calligrapher of that name who lived 1620-1674.
For Joseph Smith (1682-1770), whose library was sold in 1773, and whose collection of coins was bought from his widow by Dr. Wm. Hunter, 29th Dec., 1777, for £507 12s., see Dict. Nat. Biog. liii. 33, and Dr. George Macdonald's Catalogue of Greek Coins in the Hunterian Collection, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1899, vol. i. pp. xxvi, lvi.
[Formerly P.4.18]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum (fine), 5 x 2 3/4, ff. 70, exquisitely written in single cols. of 15 lines, each 4 x 2, no signatures, catchwords or pagination, gilt-lined borders (first and last quires), gilt and coloured (red and blue) initials, many left unfinished, clean and well preserved. Late Cent. XVII.
Binding: Original, millboards, covered blue morocco, gilt-tooled (lines), sides and edges (floral design), inside margins, panelled back, gilt edges, title (gilt): OFFICE | DE LA | VIERGE | MSS. | SVR VEL. Late Cent. XVII.-XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 134.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Hours
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 134.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Catholic Apostolic Church
provenance: Joseph Smith 1682-1770
British Consul, Venice.
scribe: Nicolas Jarry 1620-1674
Calligrapher
subject: Mary Saint
Blessed Virgin.
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