Latin. In Latin, with annotations in Flemish. Gothic minuscule script in three hands.
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[Ghent, latter half of 15th cent.]
1 v. (109 leaves): vellum; 18 cm.
Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
Reported to: Bibliothèque Nationale pre-1600 manuscript census.
Included are the following parts: Calendar, Officium Sanctae Crucis, Horae de Sancto Spirito, Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis, Horae ... secundum Romanae Ecclesiae, Psalmi Poenitentiari, Vigilie mortuorum, Oratio, and, by a different hand, prayers of Saint Colette. The initials are particularly well executed, as are the borders.
Books of Hours, derived from the Church's liturgy, were used by lay persons as personal prayer books to follow, in their own manner, the Church's program of daily devotion.