14th century Book of Hours

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 338 MS 12
  • Former Reference
      GB 338 MSS/012
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      80x55mm 1 volume Modern calf binding over boards

Scope and Content

Book of Hours.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr. Caleb Robjohns. Leather bookplate of Edward Hailstone (1818-1890) included in former 18th century binding which is kept with the volume.


This Book of Hours was probably created in Flanders in the 14th century. It is written in Latin with gold, red and blue illuminations.

Conserved and rebound by the Cambridge Colleges Conservation Consortium in 2003.

Other Finding Aids

Included in the publication: 'A handlist of the manuscript collection' , compiled by Brian Burch and Jenny Clark (Leicester University Library, 1998).

See also: Ker, N.R. ' Medieval manuscripts in British libraries ', (Clarendon Press, 1969-1983), Vol.III, pp.85-86.

Archivist's Note

Former reference MS012.

Description prepared by Andrew Lacey.