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Ms. codex. Title devised by cataloger. Secundo folio: KL [M]artius habet dies xxxi … Origin: Written in Flanders or northern France. In addition to the localizable style of the miniatures, the attribution to Flanders is supported by the contents of the manuscript. The calendar includes several Flemish and northern French saints: Bertinus (5 September), Firminus of Amiens (25 September), Amandus (26 October), Winocus (6 November), Martin (11 November, in red), Bricius (13 November). In addition, the litany includes Gangericus and Vulmarus, saints venerated in that region, and the Office of the Dead is for the use of Tournai. The unusual series of Labors of the Months, including the Virgin bearing candles in February, is nearly identical to the series preserved in calendars from three manuscripts for the use of St. Omer, near Calais: British Library Additional Ms 36684; Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library, MS 13 ("The Sellers Hours"); and Walters Art Museum W. 90. Former call no. BPL Ms. 1510. Current call no. MS f Med. 84. Date from Faye and Bond. Sold by Quaritch to the Boston Public Library in 1937, his cat. 532, nr. 433 (SDBM 51480). Provenance: Apparently owned by an early Protestant, as the word "Pope" has been scraped away wherever it appears in the calendar (for example, Pope Leo on 28 June). Also present in the manuscript is a ca. 18th century signature of William Draper (possibly the William Draper who died in 1787), f. 124v. Sold Sotheby's London, 19 May 1936, lot 2, to Quaritch (SDBM 5116). In Latin. Bond, W.H. Supplement to the Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, page 208 Bibliography: More Books XXIII (1948), 251 and 253.
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