BRIDGETTINE BREVIARY

MS 039
MS Short Title BRIDGETTINE BREVIARY
Text
  1. BIBLE: PSALMS IN FERIAL ORDER WITH CALENDAR, CANTICLES AND LITANY
  2. OFFICE OF THE DEAD OF BRIDGETTINE USE
  3. HOURS OF THE HOLY GHOST OF BRIDGETTINE USE
  4. BREVIARY OF BRIDGETTINE USE: WEEKDAY OFFICES INCLUDING THE HYMNS OF PETER OLAVSSON AND A MEMORIAL TO ST. BRIDGET
  5. CHRISTINA DE ROOS: PROFESSION OF FAITH (A BRIDGETTINE NUN PROMISING OBEDIENCE, VOLUNTARY POVERTY AND FAITHFUL SUBMISSION TO GOD)
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Brabant, Belgium, 15th c., Text 5: 16th c., 285 ff. (complete), 18x13 cm, single column, (11x18 cm), 18 lines in a regular Gothic book script of high grade and quality, 18 large and very large decorated initials with 3/4 borders, and 2 near full-page initials with full borders in elaborate penwork in colours, one including a sacred heart on the Cross.
Binding Netherlands, 15th c. blind-stamped tanned calf over wooden boards, sewn on 5 double cords, 16th c. rebacking of blindtooled leather, edges of rebacking leather held on boards by brass strips.
Context
Provenance 1. Bridgettine Abbey of Marienwater, Brabant, Belgium (from 15th c.); 2. Christina de Roos, Bridgettine nun, (16th c.); 3. Sotheby's 1.12.1987:38.
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See also MS 049 Breviary, Melk, Austria, ca. 1476
MS 1392, Breviary, Sweden, ca. 1400-1460
Place of origin Belgium
Dates 15c AD

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