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1300

Psalterium

Netherlands - Small Psalters of this period are comparatively rare, since Psalters were used primarily in the church services and not by the layman. Here, the letters and ornament still retain all the rigidity of the previous century and give no indication of the rounder type of letter or any beginning of the interest in nature that characterized the work of the scribes in France. The filig... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts

1450

Missale Lemovicense Castrense

Limoges (France) - The provenance of this manuscript is clearly designated as Limoges because of the inclusion of certain parts of the masses proper to this diocese, and because of the presence of the coat of arms and obituary records of the noted de Rupe family of that city. Frequently, without such data, it would be impossible to determine whether a fragment written in this period and country ... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts

1450

Missale

Germany - The Missal, written for the convenience of the priests, combined the separate books formerly used in different parts of the service; namely, the Oratorium, Lectionarium, Evangeliarium, Canon, and others. Gutenberg, who printed his famous First Bible about the time this manuscript was written, based his type designs on a contemporary book hand similar to this example. The craftsmen who cr... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts

1475

Horae Beate Mariae Virginis

Netherlands - In assigning this lead from a Book of Hours to the Netherlands it must be remembered that some sections of that country were once part of France, while others belonged to what is now Germany. In this leaf French characteristics predominate, but in no other country did the study of nature have a more direct influence on miniatures and ornamentation than in the Netherlands. Carna... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts

1200

Peter Riga, approximately 1140-1209

Aurora

England - This famous paraphrase of the Bible in Latin verse was one of the most popular Latin books of poetry of the late XIIth and XIIIth century. Petrus de Riga, who died in 1209, began it, Aegidius of Paris finished it. This version did not appear in printed form until a very late date, despite its popularity. The format of this page, twice as long as it is wide, demonstrates the En... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts

1250

Psalterium

Germany - The line endings of a fish, elongated or shortened as the space required, and the grinning expression on the fish emblem have in some book circles given these German Psalters the nickname 'Laughing Carp' Psalters. The fish, as is well known, was one of the earliest and most common symbols from Christ. An early acrostic, IESOUS CHRISTOS THEOU HUIOUS SOTER (Jesus Christ, Son of ... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts

1450

Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis

France - It is generally no great task to assign these illuminated Books of Hours to a particular country or period. The treatment of the ivy spray with the single line stem and rather sparse foliage is characteristic of the work of the French monastic scribes about the year 1450. The occasional appearance of the strawberry indicates that the illuminating was done by a Benedictine monk.... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts

1450

Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis

France - The text of a Book of Hours consists of Gospels of the Nativity, prayers for the Canonical Hours, the Penitential Psalms, the Litany, and other prayers. The beauty of the rich borders found in some of these books frequently claims our attention more than the text. In these borders it is easy to recognize the ivy leaf and the holly, but is usually more difficult to identify the daisy, this... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts

1535

Horae Beate Mariae Virginis

France - This beautiful manuscript leaf was written and illuminated about the year 1535 A.D. At this late date Books of Hours were also being printed in great numbers by such famous French printers as Vostre, de Colines, and Tory. These were elaborately illustrated and frequently hand-colored. The cursive gothic script used in this lead, with its boldly accented letters and flourished... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts

1375

Missale

Rouen (France) - The fact that this Missal honors particular saints by its calendar and litany indicates that it was made by friars of the Franciscan order. This was established in 1209 by St. Francis. These wandering friars with their humility, love of nature and men, and their joyous religious fervor, soon became one of the largest orders in Europe. This leaf, with its well written, pointed ... more

Otto F. Ege, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts