Lima Public Library Leaf 45

This leaf is from a Book of Hours made in France in the later fifteenth century, and its text conforms very clearly to the Use of Paris. The vellum is very well prepared, and measures 18.5 x 13 cm; the text block is ruled in red, and the main ink is a dark slate color. The formation of the letters, both in shape and in position above the ruling, gives them a slightly insubstantial quality; there are, moreover, a surprising number of grammatical and other scribal errors in these leaves. Simple vines of red, blue, and gold flower buds ascend and descend from at least one large initial on each leaf; the blue ink used for the decoration is especially vivid. See Denison University Leaf 45 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Based on the leaves we have seen, this Book of Hours accords with the Use of Paris: the leaves in the Ohio State University and Cleveland Institute of Art portfolios provide the best clues. This leaf contains text from the Office for the Dead at Vespers, then Matins; it contains parts of Psalms 5 and 6 (verso).

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Lima Leaf 45 Recto
Lima Leaf 45 Recto

Lima Public Library Leaf 45 Recto

+ Lima Leaf 45 Recto Transcription

-larumque tuarum quas de hoc seculo migrare iussisti in pacis ac lucis regione constituas et sanctorum tuorum iubeas esse consortes. Oro.

Deus veniae largitor et humanae salutis amator, quaesumus clementiam tuam: ut nostrae congregationis fratres, propinquos, et benefactores, qui ex hoc saeculo transierunt, beata Maria semper virgine intercedente cum omnibus sanctis, ad perpetuae

+ Lima Leaf 45 Recto Translation

[4 lines untranslated.] Prayer.

O God the giver of pardon, and the lover of human salvation, we beseech thy clemency: that thou grant the brethren of our congregation, kinsfolk, and benefactors, which are departed out of this world, blessed Mary ever virgin making intercession with all the saints...

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Lima Leaf 45 Verso
Lima Leaf 45 Verso

Lima Public Library Leaf 45 Verso

+ Lima Leaf 45 Verso Transcription

beatitudinis consortium pervenire concedas.

Fidelium Deus omnium et c. Ant. Dirige dominum. Psalmus.

Verba mea auribus percipe Domine: intellege clamorem meum. Intende voci orationis meae. Dirige Domine Deus meus in conspectu tuo viam meam. Ant: Convertere Domine.

Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me: neque in ira tua; Convertere Domine, et eripe animam

+ Lima Leaf 45 Verso Translation come to the fellowship of eternal blessedness.

O God the creator, etc. Ant. Direct, O lord... Psalm.

[Psalms 5] Receive O Lord my words with thine ears: understand my cry.
Attend to the voice of my prayer: Direct O Lord God my way in thy sight. Ant: Turn thee O Lord.

[Psalms 6] Lord rebuke me not in thy fury: nor in thy wrath; Turn thee O Lord, and deliver my soul...

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