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[between 1470 and 1480]. -- Bound manuscript, 163 p. -- Fair copy in unknown hand. -- Title based on content of item. Manuscript is in French and Latin on vellum, possibly composed in the style of the School of Tours. The saints' days selected for inclusion in the opening calendar portion of the manuscript suggest that it was produced for use in the Troyes region of France. The volume was rebound in green velvet with a sterling silver clasp in Birmingham, England, 1905. There are 112 pages with borders, depicting flowers and birds or animals, as well as eight large miniatures surrounded by an ornate border of flowers, birds and fabulous beasts. The miniatures depict the descent of the Holy Ghost upon Mary and the Apostles (f. 28), the Annunciation (f. 34), Presentation of Jesus in the temple (f. 74), David and Goliath (f. 94), and death attacking a young woman (f. 116). Many of the illuminated letters are heightened in gold. It was restored and rebound in 2014.
Bookplates of two previous owners are pasted inside the front cover: Sir Alfred Edward Turner and John Scott Whiting. Item was purchased from a London dealer in 1967.