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Bod-Inc: (H-191)

Horae ad usum Senonensem (Sens?)


Analysis of Content

In the Office of the Dead, the presence of the responsories ‘Credo quod' in the first lesson, ‘Qui Lazarum' in the second, ‘Heu mihi' in the third, and ‘Memento mei deus' in the sixth lesson suggests the use of Sens; it certainly excludes the use of Sarum, to which this fragment has previously been attributed, probably because of the catch letter ‘S' on G1r; see C. Dondi, ‘Books of Hours: The Development of the Texts in Printed Form', in Incunabula and their Readers. Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century, ed. K. Jensen (London, 2003), 53-70, 212-23, at 212 n. 3.


Imprint: [Paris: Jean Barbier, c.1510]. 8°.

Remarks: Duff and STC ascribe to [Philippe Pigouchet, c.1495]; however, the type is the 82 B of Jean Barbier; see Philippe Renouard, Imprimeurs et libraires parisiens dy xvie siècle (Paris, 1979), vol. III pl. B (II) 14, reproducing his no. 246. Collation unknown.


Line number: 27 lines (G1r).

Type area: 109 × 63 mm, with borders 129 × 82 mm (G1r).

Illustrations: Each text page is within borders decorated with grotesques and floral and figurative designs.


Proctor: Not in Pr;

Others: Duff 189; Hoskins 13; not in Sheppard; STC 15883.

LCN: 14463811


Copy number: (H-191)(1)

Four leaves (G1.8; G4.5) only, containing a portion of Matins and Lauds of the Vigiliae mortuorum.

Leaf G1r: ‘[Ad matutinas . . . Responsorium. Erue] domine animas eorum. Pater noſter. Et | ne nos inducas. (red) Lectio prīa. | (red) P ( black) Arce michi domine . . .'; G4r: ‘[Lectio vi. Antiphona?] (red) P (black) Elli mee cōſūptis carnib9  . . .'; G8r: ‘[In laudibus . . . letabi]tur germinās. Benedices corone . . . (G8r) . . . Psalmus. Benedict9 dn̄s de[us] iſrael . . . Ut ſine timore de manu inimicorū noſtrorum liberati ſeruia'.

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) marbled paper over pasteboards.

Size: 167 × 127 × 5 mm.

Size of leaf: 160 × 98 mm.

Provenance: Philip Bliss (1787-1857); on G1r: ‘From P. Bliss's papers'. Date of acquisition unknown; perhaps acquired in the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries.

SHELFMARK: Inc. f. F1.1495.1.

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