Grandes Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry

Title:
Grandes Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry
Library:
Bibliothèque Nationale
Language:
Latin
City:
PARIS, France
Shelf Mark:
Ms. lat. 919
Alternate Names:
Grandes Heures de Jean, Duc de Berry
Origin:
France
Dimensions:
126 folios -- 400 x 300 mm.
Date Description:
1409
Content:
Ex libris of Jean de Berry -- Calendar for the use of Paris (fols. 1-6) -- Hours of the Virgin (fols. 8-42v) -- Penitentials Psalms (fols. 45-49v) -- Litanies (fols. 49v-52) -- Hours of the Cross (fols. 53-55v) -- Hours of the Holy Ghost (fols. 56-58) -- Office of the Passion (fols. 61-85v, with Lauds were incorrectly bound after Prime) -- Office of the Holy Ghost (fols. 86-101v) -- Office of the Dead (fols 106-123v) (from p. 8 of introduction) --
Hand:
Large formal Gothic bookhand --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
the larger miniatures are lost (see p. 11 et seq. of introduction) -- numerous smaller miniatures -- calendar -- decorated initials, including historiated initials -- drolleries [droleries, grotesques] -- elaborate marginal decorations (foliate, drolleries, etc. ) -- gold is used --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Oversize BX 2080 .A2 1971c Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
this is *not* a facsimile of the full manuscript -- full-size, partial reproduction -- the layout is confusing: typically a page of printed brief commentary precedes a group of reproduced folios. The verso of the last one of each group is not reproduced but replaced by the printed introduction to the next group of reproduced folios -- even allowing for this lack of reproduced verso for some folios, not all folios are reproduced -- the criterion for selection of the 68 folios of which at least one side is presented is not stated, but presumably the more interesting pages are shown --
Publication Date:
1971
Place of Publication:
New York, NY, USA
Publisher:
George Braziller
Printer:
Draeger Frères, Paris, France
Notes:
Photography: Draeger Frères, Paris, France Introduction and legends by Marcel Thomas (translated into English by Victoria Benedict and Benita Eisler) --
Type of Text:
Book of hours, calendar, devotional, liturgical, religious