Book of Hours, in Latin, use of Rome, illuminated manuscript on vellum, 163 leaves (A5, B-M8, N6, O-U8), wanting 3 leaves in quire A (A1 and 2, A8), 13 lines in black ink, justification 70 x 50mm., catchwords, rubrics and initials (1- and 2-line) in red and blue, 8 additional calligraphic letters, a few slightly later notes, fragment of another Italian illuminated manuscript with coloured initial pasted to first leaf (obscuring some of the text), early note at end 'Ex Mediolanii Anno Domini MCCCCLXXVI (1476), paper and wax seal, later note to prelim 'Dono dell' amica Da. Margherita Bossi. 20. marzo 1837.', sixteenth century Italian calf gilt, panelled sides with borders ruled in gilt and blind and central cartouche, lettered 'CM', spine worn with loss at head, wanting one clasp, 120 x 80mm. [Northern Italy, probably Milan, early fifteenth century]
- Provenance: we understand that the manuscript has been in the collection of an English family for at least 150 years.