<p style='text-align: justify;'>Book of Hours. Compilation and translation by Geert Grote.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated 1453, this opulently produced copy was made in Amsterdam (in ‘Gothic bookhand’ script) with the exception of its seven miniatures of the life of Christ, which were created in Haarlem. These are likely to be the work of the Dutch illuminator known only as the Master of the Haarlem Bible. The red, violet, and blue initial ornamentations found throughout the manuscript exemplify the ‘mask-group’ pen-flourishing, a style of ornamentation which originated in Amsterdam.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'>The manuscript was presented to Queens’ College on 23 April 1930 by Joseph Yelverton Dawbarn, LLM, of Liverpool (1857-1943) who matriculated at Queens’ in 1874. Dawbarn received the manuscript as a bequest upon the death of Thomas Craddock (1832-1930) whose ownership inscription states: ‘bought 1846’. The volume was also owned by John Maule of Inverkeilor (1706-1781), son of Henry Maule, styled 5th Earl of Panmure (bookplate with Maule of Panmure family crest).</p>
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