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Detailed record for Egerton 1152

Title Breviary, including computistic circles, table, and instructions, a caldenar of Utrecht, a Psalter, a standard lay Breviary text with a Psalter and the Office of the Dead, a litany, and an added Office of Barbara
Origin Netherlands, N. (Delft)
Date c. 1450 - c. 1460
Language Dutch
Script Gothic
Artists Attributed to the 'Scallop Group' (see Gumbert 1990); or the Delft Master (see Golden Age)
Decoration 1 full-page miniature with a full border, in colours and gold (f. 134v). 4 large puzzle initials in red and blue with floral pen-flourishing in blue and red, developing full foliate borders, including a deer, a peacock, a dove, and a pelican, surrounded by a motto and drops(?) (ff. 10, 134v, 229, 293). Smaller puzzle initials in red and blue with floral pen-flourishing in blue and red, developing three-sided borders, 1 accompanied by a small cross, 1 by a ciborium, in colours, in the margins (ff. 115v, 316v). Smaller initials in blue, with reserved designs, with floral pen-flourishing in red and blue, some developing three-sided borders. Small initials in plain red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 195 x 135 (135 x 85) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 399 (+ 3 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown marbled leather; edges painted in red.
Provenance Inscription, 18th century: 'Theyers Constanten'(?) (1st flyleaf).
Bought by the British Museum from Thomas Rodd the younger (b. 1796, d. 1849), London bookseller, 9th December 1848 (note on 2nd flyleaf), using the Farnborough Fund (3,000 bequeathed in 1838 by Charles Long, Baron Farnborough (b. 1761, d. 1838), a cousin of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829), founder of the collection.
Notes The calendar includes in red Hippolytus, Jeroen, Francis, and the 11,000 Virgins.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1848-1853 (London: British Museum, 1868), no. Eg. 1152.

Karel Frans Idesbald de Flou and Edward Gaillard, Beschrijving van Middelnederlandsche en andere handschriften die in Engeland bewaard worden (Ghent, Siffer, 1895), no. 16.

The Golden Age of Dutch Manuscript Painting (New York: Braziller, 1990), no. 58 [with additional bibliography].

J. P. Gumbert, The Dutch and their Books in the Manuscript Age, The Panizzi Lectures, 1989 (London: British Library, 1990), p. 87 n. 60.


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f. 134v
David
Puzzle initial

f. 316v
Puzzle initial

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