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The Fitzwilliam Book of Hours
Bib ID 4982125
Format BookBook
Author
Catholic Church
 
Uniform Title Book of hours (Ms. Fitzwilliam Museum 1058-1975)
Edition [Facsim ed. of original manuscript] 
Description London : Folio Society, 2009 
185 leaves (i.e. [370] p.) : col. ill. ; 21 cm. + 1 commentary (144 p., [1] leaf of plates : 1 col. ill. ; 21 cm.) in a clamshell box. 
Summary

Full-colour facsim. of Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge, U.K.) ms. 1058-1975, produced in Bruges ca. 1510. Its illuminations are attributed to the Master of the Dresden Hours and the Master of James IV of Scotland, among others.

"The content of the Fitzwilliam Hours is characteristic of late medieval Books of Hours. It includes the core texts , mostly derived from the Breviary: a Calendar, the Little Office of the Virgin, the Penitential Pslams and Litany, the Office of the Dead and the suffrages of Saints. The book also contains various less canonical, but equally common elements: the Short Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Spirit, the Gospel Sequences and two of the most popular Marian prayers, known as Obsecro te and O intemerata from their opening words. In addition, the Fitzwilliam Hours accommodates a number of optional texts: the Passion according to St. John, additional Masses and devotions to the Virgin, the Prayers of St. Gregory and the Seven verses of St. Bernard." -- Commentary [p. 33]

Notes

"The Fitzwilliam Book of Hours has been reproduced from the Fitzwilliam Museum MS 1058-1975 with: The Fitzwilliam Book of Hours : commentary by Stella Panayotova. It has been printed by Beacon Press, Sussex, on Furioso paper and bound by Smith Settle, West Yorks, in full silk brocade woven only for this edition by Stephen Walters and Sons, Suffolk. The edition is limited to 1180 numbered copies for sale to members of The Folio Society, and 20 lettered copies which are not for sale"--Colophon of facsim.

Title from spine of container.

Colour illustrated endpapers in Commentary .

Commentary includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-144).

Library copy no. 609 .

Subjects Fitzwilliam Museum. Manuscript. 1058-1975.  |  Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions.  |  Books of hours -- Belgium -- Bruges -- Illustrations.  |  Illumination of books and manuscripts, Flemish -- Belgium -- Bruges -- 16th century -- Facsimiles.  |  Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- England -- Cambridge -- Facsimiles.
Other authors/contributors Master of the Dresden Hours, active 1470-1500  |  Master of James IV of Scotland, active 1488-1530  |  Panayotova, Stella. Fitzwilliam Book of Hours : commentary  |  Folio Society (London, England)  |  Fitzwilliam Museum

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