Cincinnati 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 contains text from the Hours of the Virgin at Matins; specifically, the beginning of the Te Deum on the verso.

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf was followed by what is now Leaf 36 in the Kent State University portfolio.

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Cincinnati Leaf 36 Recto
Cincinnati Leaf 36 Recto

Cincinnati Public Library Leaf 36 Recto

+ Cincinnati Leaf 36 Recto Transcription

mare, et plenitudo eius, orbis terrarum, et qui habitant in eo.
Flumina plaudent manu, simul montes exultabunt a conspectu Domini: quoniam venit iudicare terram.
Iudicabit orbem terrarum in iustitia: et populos in veritate sua. Ant: Post partum virgo inviolata permansisti: Dei genitrix

+ Cincinnati Leaf 36 Recto Translation

[Psalms 97]

...the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof, the round world and they that dwell therein. The rivers shall clap hand, the mountains together shall rejoice at the sight of our Lord: because he cometh to judge the earth. He will judge the round earth in justice and the peoples in truth. Ant: Thou didst remain an inviolate virgin after thy childbearing: O mother of God...

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Cincinnati Leaf 36 Verso
Cincinnati Leaf 36 Verso

Cincinnati Public Library Leaf 36 Verso

+ Cincinnati Leaf 36 Verso Transcription

intercede pro nobis. V: Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis. R: Propterea benedixit te Deus in aeternum. Pater Noster. Et ne nos. Sed libera ut s.
Te Deum laudamus: te Dominum confitemur.
Te aeternum patrem: omnis terra veneratur.
Tibi omnes Angeli: tibi caeli, et universae potestates.

+ Cincinnati Leaf 36 Verso Translation

...pray for us. V: Grace is poured out in thy lips. R: Therefore God hath blessed thee forever. Our Father. Lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil.
We praise thee God: we confess thee our Lord.
Thee the everlasting father: all the earth doth worship.
To thee all angels: to thee the heavens, and universal powers.

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