MS 45: Book of Hours (Use of Toul), 16th century
List of illuminations:
- Fol. 15. Matins. Under a gold canopy the Virgin kneels beside desk, Gabriel with lily and scroll facing her.
- Fol. 25. Lauds. Visitation. Virgin and Elizabeth salute one another. Landscape background.
- Fol. 36 verso. Prime. Nativity. The Virgin, S. Joseph, the ox and the ass adore the Babe, who lies naked in a halo, a rosary in his hands.
- Fol. 35. Crucifixion.
- Fol. 43. Terce. The Angel and the Shepherds. Three shepherds, one with bagpipes, scarlet-winged angel with scroll, good landscape background.
- Fol. 48. Sext. Adoration of the Magi. Usual picture. One of the kings is black.
- Fol. 53. None. Presentation. Virgin, S. Anastasia with doves, S. Joseph, three other figures, and the high priest Simeon receiving the Child upon the altar.
- Fol. 57 verso. Evensong. Flight. Usual picture, fine landscape background.
- Fol. 64 verso. Compline. Coronation of the Virgin.
- Fol. 71. Hours of the Holy Ghost. Pentecost. Virgin enthroned in centre, apostles kneeling on either side, Dove descending.
- Fol. 76. Hours of the Holy Sacrament. The Last Supper.
- Fol. 81. Penitential Psalms. David crowned in courtyard of castle, playing harp, three small dogs behind him.
- Fol. 100. Sequence. S. John in Patmos, with eagle and scroll, writing.
- Fol. 103. Service of the Dead. Job and his three friends, each with a musical instrument, pipe, zither, etc.
- Fol. 141. Obsecro te. The virgin and child.
- 16th century
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
1 bound MS volume
Binding: Modern imitation of original, green velvet, lined with lavender silk, silver-gilt chased clasps (old), finely goffered edges. This volume has gilded edges to the text block.
Collation: a5 (+ I), b4, c4, d1 (blank), e8-t8, v4, x8-B8, C2= 180.
- Anne, of Brittany, 1476-1514 (Queen, consort of Louis XII, King of France) (Former owner, Person)
- Rennel, Balthazar, fl 1550s-1630s (president of the Chambre des comptes de Lorraine) (Former owner, Person)
- Rennel family, 17th century (from Lorraine, France) (Former owner, Family)
- Mercer, Robert, d 1813 (bookseller and publisher) (Former owner, Person)
- Laing, David, 1793-1878 (antiquarian, bookseller, and librarian of the Signet Library) (Donor, Person)