Manus 5: [Book of Hours]. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Item 5
Level of Description


  • c. 1525 (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Language: Latin.

    Date: c. 1525

    Title: Book of Hours (Ms. Brandeis University. MS 5).

    Creator: Unknown.

    Place of creation: Probably written and decorated in Paris.

    Physical description: [100] manuscript leaves, bound : col. ill. ; 155 x100 mm.


    Note: Fragment, signatures a-c2 and p8 missing. Signatures: c³⁻⁸ d-o⁸ p⁷. Written on vellum; rubricated in pale red, with fourteen full-page woodcut illustrations and varied woodcut scenes in the borders. Initial letters colored alternating blue and red, some also with gold. The full-page woodcuts are identical with the Book of hours published in Paris by Thielman Kerver for Gilles Remacle, around 1500. Original calf binding with blind-tooled gilt emblems on both sides. With the original owner's woodcut bookplate. Gift of Philip D. Sang.