Dismembered Manuscripts Book of Hours  Use of Paris, Paris c.148090 (Croiser Hours) Heures à l'usage de Paris c.148090 (Heures Croiser) 
Ordinary text page ruled for 16 lines in pale ink
The final collect at all hours: Ecclesiam tuam CHD Research Collection 

Paris c.1480  Book of Hours, use of Paris, Paris c.148090 [Foyle Lot 49].
Vellum i+188 ff. 176 x 123 mm, 16 lines (102 x 74 mm). Textura.
This manuscript is very similar in many details to a Book of Hours in the James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor [Catalogue 1977, Ms.13, p.265283] and was probably written and decorated via commission to the same librarian (publishing house) in Paris.
Prov: Croiser family c.1600; Ex Wiiliam Foyle Library. Sold Christie's 11 July 2000 lot 49  See Catalogue 2000 below.
Sold again: Western Manuscripts and Miniatures, Sotheby's 2nd December 2003 lot 86 [24,000 GBP with buyer's premium]
(Gatherings from the Office of the Dead sold by Griffon Medieval Manuscripts, most single leaves and some miniatures sold by NW).
Contents (Transcripts are in progress)  
f.112v  Kalendarium 
GOSPEL SEQUENCES  
f.14  *St John on Patmos, writing 
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f.16  St Luke, seated at a desk, reading (small miniature) 
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f.17v  St Matthew, seated reading from a book held by angel (small miniature) 
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f.19  St Mark, seated, writing on a scroll, watched by his mustachioed lion (small miniature) 
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OBSECRO TE & O INTEMERATA  
f.21  *Pietà 
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f.25  *Virgo lactans 
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HOURS OF THE VIRGIN (Use of Paris)  
f.29  *Annunciation [Sold Reiss & Sohn 26 April 2006 lot 693] 
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Laudes  
f.50  *Visitation 
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Primam  
f.61  *Nativity with the Virgin and Joseph adoring the Christ Child 
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Tertiam  
f.67  *Annunciation to the Shepherds 
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Sextam  
f.71  *Adoration of the Magi 
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Nonam  
f.75  *Presentation in the Temple 
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Vesperas  
f.80  *Flight into Egypt, with the idol breaking 
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Completorium  
f.87  *Coronation of the Virgin 
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PENITENTIAL PSALMS  
f.93  *David slaying Goliath 
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HOURS OF THE CROSS  
f.111  *Crucifixion, with the Virgin and John the Evangelist on the left of the cross and Longinus and Stephaton on the right 
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HOURS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT  
f.115  *Pentecost 
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OFFICE OF THE DEAD (Use of Paris)  
f.118  *Job on the Dungheap 
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PRAYERS IN FRENCH  
f.163  *Virgin and Child enthroned beneath a canopy held by angels 
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f.170  Gnadenstuhl Trinity (small miniature) 
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SUFFRAGIA SANCTORUM  
f.170v  St Michael vanquishing Lucifer (small miniature) 
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f.171v  Sts Peter and Paul (small miniature) 
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f.172v  St Christopher (small miniature) 
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f.174  Martyrdom of St Sebastian (small miniature) 
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f.175v  St Denis (small miniature) 
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f.177  Martyr Saints (small miniature) 
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f.177v  St Nicholas reviving the Three Boys (small miniature) 
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f.178v  *St Claude 
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f.180  St Fiacre (small miniature) 
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f.180  Stigmatisation of St Francis (small miniature) 
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f.181v  St Martin dividing his cloak (small miniature) 
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f.182v  St Mary Magdalene (small miniature) 
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f.184v  St Geneviève (small miniature) 
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f.185v  Virgin as the woman clothed in the sun (small miniature) 
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f.186v  Virgin, in threequarter length (small miniature) 
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f.188 