University of Colorado, Boulder Public Library Leaf 36

This is a leaf from a French Book of Hours made in the middle of the fifteenth century. At 10.5 x 7 cm, this is the smallest of the 50 leaves in the Ege portfolios: each side contains just thirteen lines of text. These leaves were not separated easily; their inner margins are ragged, with scraps of the other half of the bifolium often visible. The rubrication and decoration/illumination remain vivid, sometimes overwhelming the fading text ink. See Denison University Leaf 36 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Based on the leaves we have seen, this Book of Hours accords with the Use of Rome (see Leaf 36 in the Cleveland Public Library portfolio, which contains the "Dum Esset" antiphon). This leaf is one of six containing text from the Hours of the Virgin at Vespers; specifically, it continues the "Pro Sanctis" section following the Magnificat. A scan of the verso is not currently available.

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Boulder Leaf 36 Recto
Boulder Leaf 36 Recto

University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 36 Recto

+ Boulder Leaf 36 Recto Transcription

-sti. R: Et gloriamini omnes recti corde. Oremus. Oratio.

Protege Domine populum tuum: et apostolorum tuorum Petri et Pauli, et aliorum apostolorum patrocinio confidentem, perpetua defensione conserva. Alia oratio.
Omnes sancti tui quaesumus Domine nos ubique adiuvent: ut dum eorum merita recoli-

+ Boulder Leaf 36 Recto Translation

V: ...[ye] just. R: And glory all ye right of heart. Let us pray. Prayer.

Protect O Lord thy people: and conserve the confident in the patronage of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and the other Apostles, with perpetual defence.

Another prayer. O Lord we beseech thee, that all thy saints may everywhere help us: that while we reverently recognise their merits...

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