iii+145+iii; 125 x 80 mm bound to 135 x 95 mmModern foliation in pencil, upper right-hand corner

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One column of fourteen lines; frame-ruled in purple ink with double upper and lower bounding lines; written area: 66 x 43 mmGothic--textualisSix full-page miniatures with full borders for major text divisions facing text pages with full borders and illuminated initials; four-line illuminated initials for hour divisions within the Hours of the Virgin; red, blue, and gold decorated initials and line fillers throughout; the versos of the miniatures blank and unruled1vThree line illuminated initials KL2vThree line illuminated initials KL3vThree line illuminated initials KL4vThree line illuminated initials KL5vThree line illuminated initials KL6vThree line illuminated initials KL7vThree line illuminated initials KL8vThree line illuminated initials KL9vThree line illuminated initials KL10vThree line illuminated initials KL11vThree line illuminated initials KL12vThree line illuminated initials KL14vFull-page miniature, Pentecost15rFive line illuminated initial D15vTwo line illuminated initial 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Nineteenth-century diced and blind-tooled Russia leather; stamped in gold on spine: "MISSAL"; marbled paper pastedowns

Fourth quarter 15th century

FlandersPetrus Ysermans and Jeronimus Maelens (17th century); W. J. Gilbert, Saint Louis (his sale, Philadelphia, 7 June 1909); John Frederick Lewis, Philadelphia; given by his widow, Anne Baker Lewis, to the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1936; pasted on to recto of second end leaf, note written on letterhead of the Diocesan Chancery of Saint Louis, written in the hand of W.J. Gilbert: "Father van der Sanden [?] now at the Cathedral, says that the inscription on the next page is Flemish; it is written off below and a translation added by him; W.J.G. May 29/89"; a transcription and translation follow; on the verso of the second end leaf are notes about the manuscript that have been erased, "written on vellum" can still be discerned; on the recto of fol. 1, the inscription "Petrus Ysermans horst toe desen boeck" [This book belongs to Peter Ysermans]; illegible inscription at the top of fol. 1r "G. P[illegible] 12 [illegible]; on a blank page, after the calendar and before the Hours of the Holy Spirit, which begin on the verso, are the signatures of Petrus Ysermans and Jeronimus Maelens (fol. 14r)Book TypeAntiphonaryArmorialBibleBiographyBook of HoursBreviaryChronicleDocumentFriendship bookGenealogyGospel BookGospel LectionaryGospelsGradualHaggadahHomilaryHorologionHymnalKoranLectionaryMass bookMiscellanyMissalPontificalPrayerPrayer bookPrivate devotional textProcessionalProtective scrollPsalterPsalter-HoursQur`anRecipe bookSaint's LifeTreatiseCentury8th century9th century10th century11th century12th century13th century14th century15th century16th century17th century18th century19th century20th centuryCultureAbbasidArabicArmenianAshkenaziAustrianByzantineCarolingianChineseChristianCopticDutchEgyptianEnglishEthiopianFatimidFlemishFrenchGermanIndianIslamicItalianJewishMamlukMughalOttomanOttonianPersianQajarRajputRussianSafavidSephardiSpanishTimuridTurkishDesciptive termAccordion bookAlbumAnnotatedBindingCalligraphyCaroline minusculeChartCharterChartsColophonDrawingEarly Abbasid scriptGlossGothicGothic book handGrisailleGrotesquesHeadpieceHeraldryHistoriated initialHumanisticIllustrationInhabited initialKuficManiculesMedallionMicrographyMiniatureMusical notationNew Abbasid styleOriginal bindingOrnamentPaintingPuzzle initialRaginiRomanesqueScrapbookScrollScroll-work initialTexturaTreasure bindingWatermarkWhite-vine letteringWoodcutsGeographyAfghanistanArmeniaAustriaBelgiumCentral Arab lands (Near East)Central AsiaChinaEgyptEnglandEthiopiaFlandersFranceGermanyGreeceIndiaIranIraqItalyMaghrebMoroccoNetherlandsPakistanRomaniaRussiaSpainSub-Saharan (West) AfricaTurkeySubjectAstrologyAstronomyCartographyCosmologyDevotionFortune-tellingFriendshipGamesGeographyGeomancyGrammarHistoryKabbalahLegalLiterature -- PoetryLiterature -- ProseLiturgyLogicMagicMathematicsMineralogyPhilosophyPiyutimResponsaScienceScience -- MedicineScriptureSufismTheologyOtherCollection of SermonsNotable bindingPaperDamageDiagramsTablesIlluminationFragmentAllegoryBiblicalMissing leavesChurch FathersBook of Hours15th centuryChristianFlandersFlemishMiniatureIlluminationDevotionPrivate devotional textLiturgyIllustration