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Fragments of a book of hours, possibly French, late 15th century

Identifier: MS 211/XVI

Scope and Contents

Possibly the final leaves from a French Book of Hours, this fragment contains the hymn Gaude pia magdalena (f. 1r) . The Collect is on f. 1v: Largire nobis clementissime pater for S. Mary Magdalene. The Anthem, Supernus hospes intravit follows this, and then [Verse] O beata Martha. Oremus is before the Collect, but the leaf ends here and the prayer is missing. On the second folio (f. 2v) there are some 18th century notes/scribbles where the name Gerbier is repeated. The 2 folios are still held together by the imprints of their original binding.


  • Creation: late 15th century

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


2 folios

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum


19.05 cm x 12.38 cm

Lines to a page


Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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