University of Massachusetts, Amherst Leaf 30
This leaf comes from a French Book of Hours made in the middle of the fifteenth century. It measures 38.5 x 28 cm. The text block on both the recto and verso is bordered by a thick hedge of gilded holly and ivy, as well as flowers which Ege identifies as daisy, thistle, cornbottle, and stock. The black ink used for the main text has become less substantial over time, and there is a relative lack of rubrication of response abbreviations.
Text: This leaf contains text from the 15 Joys of the Virgin, French prayers added to Books of Hours in late medieval Flanders. The specific phrasing of these vernacular prayers varies widely in content and dialect among copies.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Leaf 30 Recto
E tresdouce dame pour ycelle grant ioye que vous eustes quant vous loffrites au temple et saint symeon le receut entre ses bras. Douce dame pries luy quil vueil recevoir mame quant elle partira de mon corps. Amen.
E tresdoulce dame pour ycelle grant ioye que vous eustes quant vous fustes semonce aux nopces. S.
A translation of this leaf is currently unavailable.