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Fifty-two discoveries from the BiblioPhilly project, No. 16/52 Book of Hours for the Use of Rome (Hours of Étienne Thirion), Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1945‑65‑14, inside front cover (with Arthur Brölemann bookplate) and Book of Hours for the Use of Rome (Victorines d’Auxy Hours), Philadelphia Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1945–65–15, inside front cover…

via Vigilance and Prudence (and stickers): Books from the Brölemann Collection — Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis


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Fifty-two discoveries from the BiblioPhilly project, No. 15/52 Book of Hours for the Use of Rome (here identified as the Hours of Étienne Thirion), Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1945‑65‑14, fols. 25v–26r (end of the “Ave cuius conceptio” prayer and beginning of the Hours of the Virgin; owner kneeling in prayer before the Annunciation)…

via Introducing the Hours of Étienne Thirion, hyperopic Receiver General of Montréal — Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis


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Fifty-two discoveries from the BiblioPhilly project, No. 14/52 A volume with a rust stain from eyeglasses, presented with an actual pair of eyeglasses in front of it (exhibited in Le verre, un moyen-âge inventif, Musée National du Moyen-Âge-Thermes de Cluny, 20 September 2019 – 8 January 2018); Book of Hours for the Use of…

via A “Spectacular” Discovery: imprints of eyeglasses and their specific context in a Book of Hours — Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis


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Fifty-two discoveries from the BiblioPhilly project, No. 13/52 Book of Hours, Use of Rome, France, ca. 1475, Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 212, fols. 31r and 210v (beginning of the Hours of the Virgin with miniature of at Annunciation, and subsidiary scenes from the Life of the Virgin; suffrage of Saint Catherine…

via Beware the Spanish inscription: A French Book of Hours, an Admiral, and an Iberian patron(?) — Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis


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Fifty-two discoveries from the BiblioPhilly project, No. 12/52 Book of Hours, Use of Rome, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, 1945‑65‑11, beginnings and miniatures for suffrages to Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Anthony Abbot, pp. 277 and 279 Last week, we looked at the fanfare-style binding of a…

via Traces of use (and a Pilgrim’s badge!) in a well-traveled Book of Hours — Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis


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Fifty-two discoveries from the BiblioPhilly project, No. 11/52 Book of Hours, Use of Rome, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, 1945‑65‑11, upper and lover covers (with “LUCRECE DU GUE” inscription) A small mid-fifteenth-century Book of Hours now in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PMA 1945-65-11, is…

via A “fanfare” for a musical printeress in late-sixteenth-century Paris — Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis


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Fifty-two discoveries from the BiblioPhilly project, No. 10/52 Book of Hours, Use of Mons, Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 89, fol. 1r (beginning of the Hours of the Virgin) The “Use” in a Book of Hours generally refers to the specific, regional variants found in the central devotional text, the Hours of the…

via What “Use” is it? A Book of Hours rightfully restituted to the Walloon city of Mons — Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis