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Reagh, Justin MacCarthy-, 1744-1811 (bibliophile)



  • Existence: 1744-1811

Justin MacCarthy Reagh, Count MacCarthy in the French nobility (1744–1811), book collector, was born on 18 August 1744 at Springhouse, co. Tipperary. In 1761 Justin sold his Irish estates and settled permanently at Toulouse. He acquired French nationality and the title of count in 1776. He was a lifelong collector of books, especially those printed on vellum. He was the owner of the MacCarthy Reagh Collection as described in: Catalogue des Livres Rares et Précieux du Cabinet de M.L.C.D.M. Paris: De Bure, 1779, sale January 1780. t.p. (m. le comte de Mac-Carthy-Reagh)

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MS 38: Book of Hours (Use of Rome) , c 1503

Identifier: MS 38
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin from the 16th century, of Italian provenance. The Use is that of Rome. It was probably copied in Bologna and the Kalendar also seems to support this origin (see local saints reported).The scribe has written the Greek word telos ('end') at the end of the Hours of the Virgin (f. 119v), Penitential Psalms (f. 122v) and Office of the Dead...
Dates: c 1503