Codex Pollick (Book of Hours) Public

In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment. Possible attribution of historiated initials and borders to the Florentine illuminator Mariano del Buono di Jacopo or his school. Manuscript locally named Codex Pollick. Its diminutive size and the feminine use for its prayers suggest that the first owner was a devout woman, perhaps a lay member of a religious community in Florence (from bookseller's description).


In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Identifier
  • Call Number: BX2080 M37 1480
  • Shelf Mark: Ms.Lat.3
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 volume: 184 folios, 183 leaves, 109 x 74 mm (11cm)
Alternative title
  • Book of Hours (use of Rome).
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 43.77925, 11.24626
Additional physical characteristics
  • Complete folios, mostly in gatherings of 10; written on fine vellum in dark brown ink; some catchwords, rubrics in burnished gold leaf or liquid gold; Sixteenth-century chagrin (or galuchat ?) binding, gauffered and gilt edges, with a strap and pin closing mechanism, one strap missing, strap adorned with a St.-James shell shaped metal catch; fine historiated initials, skillful calligraphy, and gold leaf rubrics and decoration -- Bookseller's description
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
  • Chiefly gift of Brian Pollick, Victoria, B.C., 2013.
Provider Genre Is referenced by Date digitized
  • 2014-10-30/2014-11-01|2014-11-05/2014-11-07|2014-11-17/2014-11-18 (unable to parse)
Transcript Technical note
  • Metadata by KD.
  • 1480
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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